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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Stuart Hollimon

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Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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Stuart is a former Chairman of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and recently was named 2015 Lawyer of the Year in Oil and Gas Law in Houston by Best Lawyers. His practice is devoted exclusively to oil and gas litigation and transactions and focuses primarily on the upstream and midstream segments of the industry. Stuart routinely represents producers, processors and pipelines in a wide range of matters, including royalty litigation, lease termination cases, disputes arising under operating agreements, gas contract litigation, implied covenant litigation and disputes arising under gas purchase contracts and gas processing agreements. He has been lead counsel in major energy litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas and has extensive arbitration experience as well. In addition, Stuart regularly represents producer clients in acquisitions of producing properties.


  • State Bar of Texas - Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section
  • Houston Bar Association - Energy Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association - Energy Law Section
  • American Bar Association


  • JD, 1975, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Southwestern Law Journal, Articles Editor
  • BA, 1972, cum laude, St. Olaf College

United States: Industry focus

Energy litigation: oil and gas

Within: Energy litigation: oil and gas

Clients value Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP for the ‘quality of work’ and ‘appropriate response times’. Led by Stuart Hollimon, the team advises on operation, exploration and production disputes, royalty disputes as well as product and services disputes. Recent highlights include the representation of Carpatsky Petroleum in a litigation against Ukrainian company OJSC Ukrnafta regarding the joint development of a Ukrainian oil and gas field and defending Encana against the alleged failure to recognize and pay overriding royalty interests. Representative clients are Chevron, Noble Energy and Sheridan Production Partners. Craig Stahl, Jeffrey Kuehnle and Emmie Gooch are now with Haynes and Boone, L.L.P. and Richard Deutsch joined McGuireWoods LLP.

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