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Reynolds Frizzell LLP
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United States

Energy > Energy litigation: oil and gas Tier 3

Noted for its litigation experience in state and federal courts, Houston-based Reynolds Frizzell LLP has a strong track record representing clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes business disputes, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations. Key areas of expertise include contract disputes, securities, antitrust, trade secret theft and class action lawsuits. Chris Reynolds focuses on commercial and business litigation, in addition to arbitration, in highly technical industries such as oil and gas and electricity trading, while Jean Frizzell is frequently involved in litigations and arbitrations as lead trial counsel concerning securities mandates and contractual disputes. Reynolds and Frizzell jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Chris Reynolds; Jean Frizzell

Other key lawyers:

Jeremy Doyle; Brandon Allen; Michael Oldham; Solace Southwick; Lindsey Raspino; Nathan Smith; Jim Weiss

Key clients

Phoenix Services, LLC

DCP Midstream

Castleton Commodities

Enerfin Resources I Limited Partnership

Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline LLC

Kinder Morgan Tejas Pipeline LLC

Symmetry Energy Solutions, LLC

Huntsman Chemical Corporation.

Pantheon Oil & Gas, LP and Pantheon East Texas, LLC

Goldston Oil Corporation

Work highlights

  • Successful in a jury verdict for Phoenix Services in Oklahoma removing liens and rejecting contractor’s payment claims relating to the design and construction of a 21-mile oilfield saltwater disposal gathering system.
  • Successful on a summary judgment on behalf of Kinder Morgan applying force majeure defense to reject plaintiff’s $125 million sell-back claim.
  • Defending Pantheon Oil & Gas from multimillion-dollar claims asserted by Kinder Morgan under a gas treating agreement.

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 James Schuelke
Number of Partners : 9
Number of Other Fee-earners : 7
Chambers and Partners
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Senior Partners : Jean C Frizzell (
Managing Partner : Jeremy L Doyle (