Charles L. Tighe

Charles L. Tighe

Founding Member
Of Counsel
Midland, Texas
866-721-6665 (Toll Free)

Charlie is a founding member of the firm with 45 years experience as a litigator. He is the senior member of the Litigation Section and has enjoyed a diverse and successful trial practice throughout his career. Charlie is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western and Northern Districts of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.


Oil and Gas Litigation

Charlie devotes a significant portion of his practice to complex oil and gas disputes, participating in state and federal court proceedings involving construction and enforcement of operating agreements, operator removal problems, areas of mutual interest, and working interest owner disagreements.

Employment Litigation

In recent years, Charlie has been increasingly involved in client counseling for local school districts and private employers as well as in employment discrimination litigation.

Professional Liability

Charlie has successfully defended many professionals such as attorneys and physicians from claims of professional malpractice.

Commercial Litigation

A wide variety of business entities and banks, including Fortune 500 companies, have called upon Charlie over the years to handle complex commercial litigation including such esoteric areas as antitrust and patent law disputes.


Charlie is a certified mediator specializing in handling mediations in complex commercial and oil and gas cases.


B.A., Rice Institute, 1951
Law degree, University of Texas School of Law, 1955 (Editorial Board of the Texas Law Review)


Charlie is a former Midland City Councilman and has served as an advisor to many civic and charitable groups including the Permian Basin Girl Scout Council, Hospice of Midland, the Petroleum Club of Midland, and Casa de Amigos. He has served as a member and President of the Midland Independent School District Board of Trustees in the past.

Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • ADR

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Mediator - Complex Oil & Gas Cases

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • LL.B. - 1955
    • Law Review: Texas Law Review, Editorial Board, 1954 - 1955
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas
    • B.A. - 1951

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Midland Independent School District Board of Trustees, Member and President

Pro Bono Activities

  • Permian Basin Girl Scout Council
  • Hospice of Midland
  • Petroleum Club of Midland


  • Phi Delta Phi