Practice Area


We have represented parties in complex disputes before international and domestic arbitrations, in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the United States, and before federal and state regulatory bodies. Our clients run the gamut from major industry players to independents, including upstream, midstream, and downstream entities, as well as power plant operators, oilfield service companies, state-owned energy companies, landowners, trading and marketing companies, private equity firms, and other energy industry investors.

For this diverse client base, we have litigated virtually every type of energy-related matter, including contract and accounting disputes; joint operating agreement disputes; disputes regarding the exploration, production, sale, distribution, and marketing of energy products; gas supply contract disputes; toxic tort claims; mineral interest and royalty disputes; environmental contamination matters; and commercial disputes, up to and including class action lawsuits.

Top-tier credentials

Many of our lawyers are former partners or associates from major international law firms, including Vinson & Elkins, King & Spalding, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges. They are consistently ranked at the top of their profession by peers and ratings publications, including Chambers USA and Global Arbitration Review. Others have joined us from the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice and the Harris County Court Bench.

At Hicks Johnson, we combine this experience with the superior service and responsiveness of a boutique litigation group. The result is “smart advice, efficiency, and great energy industry insight” (Chambers).