For oil and gas companies, property owners, and other entities with interests in oil, gas, and other mineral rights in Texas and Louisiana, ensuring a clear title is a crucial early step in the process of extraction. To mitigate the risk of costly disputes, we attempt to identify problems early when they can be corrected.

Experienced Oil and Gas Litigation in Texas, North Dakota, Louisiana, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Illinois

Litigation often occurs during the production of oil and gas. This may occur between the royalty owner and the operator or the between the operator and other working interest owners. Wilhelm Law has had representative actions in the Permian Basin (Texas and New Mexico), East Texas (Haynesville Shale), Texas Panhandle, North Texas (Barnett Shale) South Texas (Eagle Ford), South Arkansas, North Arkansas (Fayetteville Shale), North Louisiana (Haynesville Shale), South Louisiana (Tuscaloosa trend).


  • Real estate title disputes and real estate condemnations
  • Disputes over oil and gas operating agreements
  • Contract disputes over sales of goods and services
  • Breach of contract and partnership disputes
  • Purchase agreement disputes
  • Pipeline easement disputes
  • Commodity contract disputes
  • Construction contract disputes
  • Regulatory hearings, including Railroad Commission and General Land Office

We pride ourselves on our tireless legal advocacy and aggressive litigation strategies. For a personalized and confidential consultation, request an appointment with an oil and gas attorney at Wilhelm Law. We look forward to discussing your claims with you, as well as outlining our approach to oil and gas litigation.


Our senior attorney, Jack Wilhelm, has been practicing law for over 40 years and most of his practice has focused on oil and gas. 50% of Jack’s practice is Oil & Gas support to operators, large landowners, and non-operating working interest owners. Jack has been licensed for over 42 years and is licensed in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Illinois.

Edward Wilhelm is licensed to practice law in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and North Dakota and focuses his practice on oil and gas law, probate, wills, and estate planning, commercial litigation, and representing foreign businesses that invest in oil and gas activities. His oil and gas work focus on the real estate side (oil and gas title examinations, acquisitions, and divestitures of oil and gas interests, due diligence, and commercial negotiations).


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