322 W. Woodlawn Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212

Oil & Gass Business Litigation

Reasons For Oil & Gas Disputes

Ownership. Oil and Gas is one of the most difficult areas of law. 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.

Property 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.

Incorrect Payments

Payment. Oil companies routinely pay the wrong people or underpay those who hold production lease rights. Calculating accurate royalty payments can be difficult, and oil companies have wrongfully underpaid stakeholders by padding production costs, or using other illegal means to reduce payment or avoid payment all together. With the development of Eagle Ford Shale, the stakes are substantial.

Payment Options

In many of our cases, our firm serves its clients on a contingency fee basis. The client pays no attorney's fee unless we win or settle your case. We also advance all court costs, litigation expenses, and expert fees. We don't ask to be reimbursed until the end of the case, but only if we obtain a successful settlement or trial verdict.

30 Plus Years Trial Experience

Tom Kemmy has spent more than 30 years successfully his client's business interests, and we are determined to fight for the highest possible compensation due under the law. Early in Tom's career, he was an insurance defense lawyer and was hired to defend doctors, hospitals, and corporations. Tom's knowledge of the defense side of litigation proves beneficial when representing his clients today.

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Law Offices of Thomas G. Kemmy
322 W. Woodlawn Avenue,
San Antonio, Texas 78212
Fax: 210-736-9025

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