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Oil and Gas Litigation

Litigation for Resolution of Oil and Gas Disputes

For more than 30 years, Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, P.C., has been a reliable resource for professionals in the oil and gas industry who require legal representation by attorneys with advanced knowledge of oil and gas issues.

Our oil and gas litigation section contains an array of board certified specialists and several members of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

The lawyers of our oil and gas litigation section serve a diverse cross-section of oil and gas industry players — including major oil companies, service companies, large and small independent operators and large and small owners of land or mineral rights.

Unparalleled Depth of Experience in Oil and Gas Litigation

Within the broad category of oil and gas litigation, our lawyers’ experience includes:

  • prosecuting and defending operator removals
  • rights of ingress and surface damages
  • emergency appeals regarding access
  • the prudent development of leases
  • seismic shoots
  • preferential purchase rights
  • the construction and breach of oil and gas contracts
  • operator liens
  • tax issues
  • royalties underpayment claims
  • take-or-pay claims
  • violations of OSHA and EPA regulations
  • eminent domain
  • COPAS accounting
  • general common law claims within the industry

Attorneys in our oil and gas litigation section have also successfully represented operators and service contractors in situations such as pipeline ruptures, well blow-outs, pollution and surface water contamination, personal injury and wrongful death claims and insurance coverage disputes.

Representing Large and Small Oil and Gas Companies

Leaders in the oil and gas industry have relied on us to handle their oil and gas litigation for years.

Nonetheless, we are just as comfortable handling smaller oil and gas litigation matters for individuals and small operators.

Contact us for more information about our oil and gas litigation practice.