Oil & Gas Litigation

Oil and Gas Litigation

Building on firm history dating back a century, CJMH attorneys have dealt with oil and gas and energy disputes across the Lone Star state. Our extensive litigation experience includes disputes over mineral title ownership, operating agreements, surface use and damages, and more. Our clients include exploration and production companies, service companies, large and small independent operators, and large and small owners of land and mineral rights.

CJMH has been nationally and locally recognized by US News & World Report and Best Lawyers for several years in a row for our oil and gas practice.

Energy Experience

  • Royalties underpayment claims
  • Eminent domain
  • Rights of ingress and surface damages
  • Breach of oil and gas contracts and master service agreements
  • Oil and gas lease and development disputes
  • Perfecting and enforcing oilfield bond and lien claims
  • Obtained seven-figure arbitration award for subcontractor in industrial project dispute.
  • Successfully defended general contractor against a six figure claim by subcontractor in arbitration case, and obtained award for the general contractor on its counterclaim against the subcontractor.
  • Perfected six figure lien on behalf of oilfield service provider, filed lawsuit to foreclose lien, pursuant to which claimant recovered entirety of claim.
  • Represented lender in litigation with borrower which resulted in a secured workout, with payment in full of the loan.
  • Represented claimant in lawsuit against title company, resulting in payment in full of claim.

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