Law Firm, P.C.
San Antonio: (210)735-2233 Odessa: (432)400-0000
Oil, Gas &
Kemmy Law Firm Practice Area
Kemmy Law Firm, P.C. - Oil & Gas Lawyers
Client's Property Rights
The biggest reason for oil & gas disputes? Ownership. However, finding out the answers to questions like 'who owns what' or 'how much is owned' can be very complicated, and it's why Oil and Gas can be one of the most difficult areas of the law. For example, mineral rights are often handed down by unclear inheritance documents. Deeds can be forged. Often times, the ownership of the minerals are divided up so many times that determining ownership is problematic. It is the responsibility of the oil and gas companies to identify and locate all individuals holding mineral rights and secure authorization for production of minerals.
If you own mineral rights or an interest in royalty payments but have not received the appropriate contracts or payments from the oil or gas companies, then contact us. We will investigate the situation and protect your best interests through legal counsel and representation.
Land Owner Rights
In the rush to production, oil companies cut corners, and in doing so, cause unnecessary damage to property. Trespass is the unauthorized use of your property, including engaging in oil and gas activities beyond the terms of the lease or easement. If an oil or gas company has caused damage while trespassing on your property, contact us to discuss your legal options.
When another individual or business fails to follow basic community safety rules and causes injury or harm to another as a result, then they are responsible for the harm they caused. Our jury system allows for the recovery of damages to repair the harm when it can be repaired, to help with the harms and losses that can be helped, and make up for the harms and losses that can be neither fixed nor helped. The following are examples of the types of legal damages we seek to recover from the responsible party:
When a land-owner, or a mineral-rights-owner has been damaged by another individual or company, then that entity is responsible for the harm caused. Our jury system allows for the recovery of damages to repair the harm when it can be repaired, and help compensate the injured party for all their financial losses.
The following are examples of the types of legal damages we seek to recover from the responsible party:
- Statutory Damages for Fraud, Deceit, or Malice
- Unpaid Payments in the Past and Future
- Loss of Future Income
- Depreciation Loss for Damaged Real Property & Structures
- Repair and Replacement Costs
- Out of Pocket Expenses, including Fees For Appraisers or Experts
- Mental Anguish in the Past and Future
How We Approach
The Kemmys spend a considerable amount of time in the courtroom, and in front of juries. However, going to trial is always be a risk. In recent years, insurance companies and other corporations have spent billions to run a remarkable propaganda campaign against trial lawyers and their clients. They have been so effective that jurors are now often suspicious of injured victims who have hired a trial lawyers. However, we have found that when jurors hear that a legitimate injury was caused by the violation of basic community safety rules, or rules that we all depend on, then they are still usually just and fair with their verdict.
For over 30 years, Tom Kemmy has successfully represented injured individuals and families, as well as injured business owners. Early in Tom's career he was an insurance defense counsel and was hired to defend doctors, nurses and hospitals. Tom's knowledge of the defense side of litigation proves beneficial when representing injured patients today. In recent years, Tom has expanded his practice with the help of his 4 oldest sons. Working together as a team, we offer a unique approach to trial advocacy and are determined to fight for the highest possible compensation due under the law.