State Bar of Texas, 1990
Jeff Weems has deep roots in the United States energy industry. After years of working on the rigs and as a landman, Jeff has practiced energy law for over 22 years, concentrating on litigation. Refusing to accept the common wisdom that an energy company cannot get a fair shake in Texas courtrooms, Jeff primarily represents working interest owners in a variety of energy-related disputes, although he also represents service companies, pipelines and royalty owners. Jeff’s extensive experience translates to a direct benefit for his clients because there is no wasted effort or “getting up to speed.” His experience also translates into remarkable results for his clients, who appreciate his collaborative approach toward dispute resolution. Jeff believes in the importance in staying up to date on developments in the industry, and he is a frequent speaker at various seminars and events. Jeff is a member of the American Petroleum Institute – Houston, the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners, and the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL). Recently, Jeff was named as a member of the task force assigned to rewrite the AAPL Model Form Joint Operating Agreement. Jeff also has been named as a Texas Super Lawyer in Energy Law.
Energy Litigation / Commercial Litigation
University of Texas, J.D., with honors, 1989
University of Texas, B.B.A., with high honors, 1983
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, United States Supreme Court
Professional Memberships and Activities:
State Bar of Texas; Life Fellow – Texas Bar Association; Houston Bar Association, Member, Sections on: Litigation, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Construction Law; American Petroleum Institute.
Honors and Distinctions:
Associate Editor, Texas Law Review