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Experience

Alix Allison focuses her practice on oil and gas litigation. Her experience includes contract disputes, lease termination and trespass to try title suits, and royalty litigation. She has also represented clients before both state and federal courts in a variety of matters involving complex commercial disputes in a variety of industries.

Received a national first-tier ranking for Commercial Litigation in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

Recognized as one of the top firms in the United States for Energy Litigation – Oil and Gas by The Legal 500 US 2018

Representative Matters

  • Represented BP as second chair in the retrial of BP America v. Laddex, 513 S.W.3d 476, following BP’s successful appeal to the Texas Supreme Court; in the original trial in 2013, a different firm represented BP, and the jury unanimously found that BP’s lease had terminated for failure to turn a profit; BP hired Thompson & Knight for the 2019 retrial in Roberts County, and received a defense verdict when the jury unanimously determined that BP’s lease produced in paying quantities
  • Prevailed on summary judgment on the eve of trial for the primary defendant, a Fort Worth-based oil and gas company, in a 4,000 gross mineral acres, multi-section lease termination dispute in Loving County, Texas
  • Representing a Texas-based oil and gas company in a multi-section lease termination dispute in the Midland Basin
  • Representing an oil and gas company in a lease termination suit in the Delaware Basin
  • Representing an oilfield services company in defense of federal employment claims
  • Representing a large mineral management company in royalty payment claims
  • Represented an international oil and gas company in a suit against multiple attorneys general
  • Represented a large gaming company in a contractual dispute
  • Represented an automotive products developer in a trademark infringement suit
  • Represented several Fort Worth-based hospitals in healthcare litigation matters

Prior Employment

  • Federal Law Clerk for the Honorable Reed O’Connor, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2014-2015
  • Judicial Extern for the Honorable Lee Gabriel, Second Court of Appeals of Texas, 2013
  • Intern, Family Violence and Felony Units, Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, 2012, 2013

Honors & Affiliations

Distinctions/Honors

  • Top Attorneys (Civil Law-Litigation) by Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2017-2018

Memberships/Affiliations

  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Associate Member, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
  • Volunteer, Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services
  • Board Member and Social Media Director, Tarrant County Bar Association Women Attorneys Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas Standing Committee on Women in the Profession
  • Court Advisory Committee, Northern District of Texas

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 2014, magna cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law, Staff Editor, Texas Tech Law Review; CALI Award in Contracts, Civil Procedure, and Legal Practice II; Top Grade Award in Discrimination in Employment and Advanced Legal Research; Distinction Award in Family Law; Texas Tech Contract Law Tutor; Phi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi
  • B.A., 2011, summa cum laude, Angelo State University, Angelo State University Honors Program; Varsity Softball Team – two-time All-American

Admissions

  • Texas