Managing Partner: Jeremy Doyle
Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 16
Reynolds Frizzell LLP, founded in 2009, is a boutique law firm comprised of 16 lawyers focusing on complex commercial litigation. The partners bring to bear more than 190 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts, domestic and international arbitration and have briefed and argued matters before numerous courts of appeal. The firm is recognized for its representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in high stakes business disputes. The partners include two members of the American College of Trial Lawyers. By always putting their clients in a position to win at trial, they better serve the client’s goals – whether or not the case ultimately is presented to a jury. Put simply, Reynolds Frizzell LLP is a team of smart, aggressive lawyers who love what they do. They love to win and have the experience and know how to try cases of any type or complexity.
Main Areas of Practice:
Because the firm is nimble and the lawyers are quick studies, they intentionally avoid limiting their practice to any specific area of commerce or type of dispute. Lawyers have represented clients in such diverse areas as energy, antitrust, product liability, contract disputes and business torts, securities, intellectual property, executive compensation, patent infringement, trade secret theft, insurance, class action and multi-district litigation, construction, lender liability, director liability, professional malpractice, trust and estate litigation and partnership disputes.
Recent Matters Include:
Theater Square, L.P., v. Block 58 Investors, LLC, and Hearst Newspapers, LLC:
The firm successfully tried this case involving Hearst, Hines Development, Enterprise and Linbeck Construction in January of 2018. After obtaining dismissal of plaintiffs’ claims for fraud, statutory fraud and attorneys’ fees and successfully objecting to plaintiffs’ largest damage model pre-trial, Hearst obtained a no liability finding from the jury at the conclusion of trial. Plaintiff sued alleging that the defendants’ denial of access to the underground tunnel system (via demolition of an existing building and other alleged conduct) prevented Plaintiff from progressing with its planned downtown office building. The firm was hired weeks before trial to serve as lead trial counsel for Hearst and was fully prepared to try the case within three weeks when the case was delayed several months due to the Court’s docket.
Wood Group Mustang Inc. v. Freeport LNG Expansion L.P.:
Litigation counsel for plaintiff, a worldwide engineering contractor, in a dispute with Freeport LNG, the owner of a liquefied natural gas facility. Wood Group filed suit to collect on approximately $4 million in unpaid bills. Freeport LNG counterclaimed asserting approximately $18 million in damages related to horizontal directional drilling work. Wood Group filed a motion for summary judgment at the case’s outset on the vast majority of Freeport LNG’s alleged counterclaim damages. The Court granted Wood Group’s motion. Thereafter, Freeport LNG paid Wood Group’s outstanding bills. The remainder of the case settled in a confidential settlement agreement.
Enterprise Texas Pipeline, LLC v. Energy Transfer Fuel, LP.:
Reynolds Frizzell represented Energy Transfer Partners in a suit filed by Enterprise Texas Pipeline. Enterprise sued Energy Transfer for, among other things, allegedly breaching a pipeline agreement concerning Energy Transfer’s operation of the 240-mile Old Ocean Pipeline. Enterprise sought from Energy Transfer damages of approximately $400 million. After a jury trial, Enterprise was awarded only $2.3 million in actual damages, amounting to approximately 1/2 of 1% of Enterprise’s claimed actual damages in the case. Case was dismissed by agreement on September 20, 2018.
Reynolds Frizzell served as lead counsel for a major oil and gas company in a five-day arbitration hearing in a contract dispute against a major oilfield services company. The firm’s client prevailed as claimant and received all damages and interest sought. Respondent had asserted an eight-figure counterclaim and did not receive any damages based on this claim.
Advanced Diagnostics Healthcare, American General Life Insurance Company (and various affiliated companies), Avera Capital Partners, BHP Billiton Petroleum, BPX Energy, Carrizo Oil & Gas, ChevronPhillips Chemical Co, Dallas Police and Firefighters Pension Fund, DCP Midstream Partners and DCP Partners Logistics LLC, Denham Capital Partners, Energy Transfer Partners, EOG Resources, Francisco Partners, Furie, Hearst Corporation, Huntsman Corporation, ION Energy Group, Jeld-Wen, Inc., Larry Martin, Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., Marathon Oil, MetroNational Corporation, Moody National Companies, Pantheon Oil & Gas Resources, Phoenix Services, Riverstone Holdings, The Sterling Group, LP, Strike Construction, Superior Silica Sands, TransOcean, Wapiti Energy, and The Wood Group.
In conjunction with co-counsel, some of the firm’s lawyers have litigated high stakes disputes in Canada, Trinidad and the United Kingdom.