Oil Gas Litigation

Decades Of Experience, Results-Oriented Representation

At The Law Office of Thomas C. Hall, P.C., I have more than 30 years of legal experience representing clients throughout Texas. My clients include landowners, mineral rights owners, oil and gas companies, service companies, independent operators, contractors and subcontractors, and others involved in the booming oil and gas industry.

Located northwest of the Eagle Ford Shale, which is a source of employment for tens of thousands of workers, I handle a wide array of litigation matters related to oil and gas leasing and development in this extensive mining area.

 

Resolving Mineral Rights Disputes, Lease Disputes and More

I handle a broad spectrum of oil and gas disputes, including those that involve:

  • Lease and royalty disputes
  • Breach of contract disputes
  • Operator liens
  • Preferential purchase rights
  • Eminent domain disputes
  • Operator removals
  • Surface damage and rights of ingress
  • Emergency access appeals
  • Lease development
  • Seismic shoots
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) violations
  • Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS) accounting

Oil and gas law is inherently complex. For instance, a landowner may sell his or her land and 50 percent of the royalties to buyer A, who then resells the land and 25 percent of the royalties to buyer B. Buyers A and B enter into a lease agreement with an oil company, agreeing to lease all the minerals under the property, but the original property owner still owns 50 percent of the minerals. In such sophisticated disputes, a lawyer must have detailed knowledge of Texas oil and gas law to effectively advocate for his or her client’s interests.

 

Contact Me

To arrange a free initial consultation about any oil or gas litigation case in Texas, call The Law Office of Thomas C. Hall, P.C. at 210-981-5224, or contact me by email.