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Reynolds Frizzell LLP
SUITE 3500
United States

Energy litigation: oil and gas Tier 4

Houston-based boutique firm Reynolds Frizzell LLP is well known for its expertise in complex commercial litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. Both American and international oil and gas entities feature in the firm's impressive client list, which includes the likes of BHP, TransOcean and Marathon Oil. Highlights included Frizzell, Brandon Allen and others serving as lead counsel to Energy Transfer Partners in a lawsuit brought by Enterprise Texas Pipeline alleging the breach of a pipeline agreement. Despite seeking damages of $400m, the plaintiff was only awarded less than 1% of its claims and the case was dismissed in 2018. Additionally, a team led by Chris Reynolds and Michael Oldham filed a high-value lawsuit on behalf of Magellan Midstream Partners; the dispute was settled within four months. Other names to note include Jeremy DoyleChris Hogan and Nathan SmithJean Frizzell is another key contact. James Schuelke was made up to partner.

Reynolds Frizzell LLP is a boutique law firm in Houston, Texas, focusing on complex commercial litigation. The firm’s partners bring to bear more than 190 years of litigation experience and include two fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers and two associate members of the American Board of Trial Advocates. The firm is recognized for its representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in cases in which the financial futures of companies and individuals are at stake.

In September 2009, six partners formed Reynolds Frizzell. Since then the firm has grown to include 16 attorneys and has favorably tried and settled a number of diverse high-stakes cases.

Because of the firm’s flexibility and range of experience, it intentionally avoids limiting its practice to any specific geographic region or practice area. It has tried cases in state court, federal court, domestic and international arbitration, and has briefed and argued matters before numerous courts of appeal. Its lawyers have successfully handled cases touching on virtually every aspect of business, including energy, oil and gas, antitrust, product liability, contract disputes and business torts, fiduciary duty matters, securities, anti-competitive conduct, intellectual property, executive compensation, patent infringement, trade secret theft, insurance, class action and multi-district litigation, construction, lender liability, director liability, legal and professional malpractice, trust and estate litigation, and partnership disputes. The firm has litigated cases in bankruptcy and frequently handled matters involving international law. Many of the firm’s cases are litigated outside of Texas, and several have required discovery outside of the United States.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner Chris Reynolds
Partner Jean Frizzell
Managing Partner Jeremy Doyle
Partner Brandon Allen
Partner Mike Oldham
Partner Solace Southwick
Partner Nathan Smith
Partner Chris Hogan
Partner James Schuelke
Photo Name Position Profile
 Brandon Allen  photo Brandon Allen
Mr Jeremy Doyle  photo Mr Jeremy Doyle
Mr Jean Frizzell  photo Mr Jean Frizzell
Mr Christopher Hogan  photo Mr Christopher Hogan
Mr Michael K. Oldham  photo Mr Michael K. Oldham
Mr Chris Reynolds  photo Mr Chris Reynolds
Mr James Schuelke  photo Mr James Schuelke
Mr Nathan M. Smith  photo Mr Nathan M. Smith
Mrs Solace Southwick  photo Mrs Solace Southwick
Number of Partners : 9
Number of Other Fee-earners : 7
Chambers and Partners
Senior Partners : Chris Reynolds (
Senior Partners : Jean C Frizzell (
Managing Partner : Jeremy L Doyle (