James T Thompson > Porter Hedges LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Porter Hedges LLP
United States

Work Department

Energy Transactions


James Thompson leads the Property & Finance Practice Group. He represents a wide spectrum of energy companies and participants, including majors, independents, management groups, oilfield services companies, and royalty owners.

He has represented buyers and sellers in purchasing and selling upstream oil and gas assets (leasehold, mineral fee, royalty) across more than 20 states and in all major basins, including financing and joint venture transactions. His practice includes negotiating all types of upstream and midstream oil and gas-related agreements, as well as renewable energy matters, energy-related disputes, and transactional matters outside of the energy industry. He also represents management groups for private equity-backed energy companies, as well as oil and gas companies in joint ventures for acquiring, exploring, and developing upstream oil and gas assets.

James is board certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

He has been listed by Texas Super Lawyers since 2014, and was a Texas Rising Star from 2011-2014.


Texas Bar Association

Section Council, Houston Bar Association – Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section, Member

Houston Producers’ Forum, Member

Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association, Member


James received his J.D. from University of Texas School of Law, with honors, and his B.A. from University of Texas at Austin.