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Energy Industry Litigation

Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC attorneys have significant experience representing clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in diverse legal matters including class action litigation on behalf of royalty owners, antitrust claims, numerous contract and accounting disputes, surface-owner disputes, toxic tort claims, property contamination matters, and various commercial litigation matters. We are able to add significant value to our energy-sector clients by combining an uncommon understanding of the industry with a tested knowledge of difficult and often arcane oil and gas agreement clauses. This allows us to assist energy clients in crafting creative and efficient strategies to maximize success in litigation. In representing diverse energy clients, our attorneys have helped resolve a number of oil and gas contract disputes, involving gas supply contracts, interconnect agreements, processing agreements, gas dedication agreements, gas gathering agreements, and other related contracts. Moreover, our attorneys have been able to obtain early settlements and resolutions for our clients by using legal, technical and industry knowledge to identify key issues quickly and effectively.

Our attorneys have also represented major energy companies in complex Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and other environmental cost recovery actions in mediation, arbitration and litigation in multiple venues. Our in-house experience in the earth sciences and our handling and understanding of complex environmental matters provide us with unique strategies and knowledge relevant to oil and gas disputes.

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  • As part of a team of civil lawyers working pro bono, Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs partner John Hagan obtained a landmark decision from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that fundamentally changes the process for certifying juveniles to stand trial as adults in the State of Texas.
  • Jackson Gilmour & Dobbs, PC has been selected as a 2015 "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers.
  • Victor Cardenas has been honored by the Barbara Jordan - Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University by being selected as an adjunct professor to teach a graduate level class in leadership and decision making.
  • Lori Warner has been named among "The Best Lawyers in America" in the Environmental practice area for 2015.
  • Bill Jackson has been honored as a leading Environmental Litigator by Chambers and Partners' 2014 Chambers USA Guide.
  • Bill Jackson has been named to "Texas Super Lawyers" again for 2014.
  • Will Petit has been recognized with the "Rising Star Award" by Texas Tech University School of Law for his exemplary contributions, service and leadership to the profession and law school.
  • Bill Jackson received the 2014 Dean's Award for outstanding service to the University of Houston Law School.
  • Will Petit and Kenny Corley were again named "Texas Rising Stars" by Super Lawyers.
  • Lori Warner and Bill Jackson were named "Top Rated Lawyers in Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources" in the American Lawyer and the National Law Journal.
  • Bill Jackson and Lori Warner were honored in the Texas Lawyer as "Top Rated Lawyers in Texas" and A/V preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • John Gilmour and Bill Jackson recently presented on litigating natural resource damages matters on behalf of State trustees at the Conference of Western Attorneys General Annual Meeting in July 2014.
  • Bill Jackson recently presented on Settlement Strategies and Enforcement in environmental and natural resource damages matters at Law Seminars International NRD Seminar July 2014.