Practice focuses on Louisiana oil and gas regulation and legal issues. Routinely argues contract disputes including lease interpretation and operational issues, joint operating agreements, oil and gas marketing and sales issues and forced pooling issues. Represents clients before the Louisiana Office of Mineral Resources and the Louisiana Office of Conservation where he has handled more than 1,000 adjudicatory hearings.
•Best Lawyers in America - Administrative / Regulatory Law (2020)
•American Bar Foundation - Fellow
•Acadiana Profile Magazine "Top Lawyers" List - Oil & Gas Law; Administrative/Regulatory Law; Energy Law (2014, 2015, 2019 and 2021)
•Chambers USA - Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas (Since 2006)
•Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for Oil and Gas Law, Lafayette (2018); Energy Law, Lafayette (2016); Energy Law, Baton Rouge (2012); Oil and Gas Law, Baton Rouge (2011 and 2021)
Member, American Bar Association; American Association of Professional Landmen JOA 610 Revision Committee; Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association; Louisiana State Bar Association; Louisiana State Office of Conservation Intrastate Pipelines Ad Hoc Committee; Committee on Revision of Rules of Procedure, Louisiana State Office of Conservation; Advisory Committee, Louisiana State Commissioner’s Office of Conservation.