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Brittan J. "Britt" Bush
Shareholder, Lafayette
822 Harding Street
P.O. Box 52008
Lafayette, Louisiana 70503


Britt Bush is an energy litigator focusing on traditional oil and gas litigation and legacy litigation. He has experience representing exploration and production companies in royalty litigation, disputes with working interest owners, suits between mineral lessees and landowners, and claims involving conflicts over the ownership of mineral interests. In addition to his litigation practice, Britt has extensive experience advising oil and gas clients on pre-litigation matters including responses to formal demands from mineral lessors, working interest owners, and unleased mineral owners and best practices in dealing with mineral owners, working interest owners, and regulators. He has also represented small and large energy companies in oilfield legacy litigation. Britt is a member of the Institute for Energy Law as well as the Lafayette Bar Association. Britt graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia.



  • Louisiana Oil & Gas Association, Member
    • Legislative and Governmental Affairs, Committee Member
  • Institute for Energy Law – Young Energy Professionals
  • Lafayette Bar Association


  • Acadiana Profile "Top Lawyer" in Energy Law 2021
  • Best Lawyers "One to Watch", 2021
  • Acadiana Profile "Top Lawyer" in Natural Resources Law, 2020
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2018-2022

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  • "Louisiana Oil & Gas Update," Liskow & Lewis Energy Law Seminar, October 28, 2021

  • "Louisiana Oil & Gas Litigation Update," Liskow & Lewis Energy Law Seminar, January 25, 2018, Houston, Texas

  •  "Dealing With the Demand - An Overview of Louisiana Oil & Gas Demands and Best Practices," Oct 7, 2017, 2017 Landman's Big Adventure

  • "Punitive Damages in Cases Where the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 Applies and Miscellaneous Other Maritime Punitive Damages Issues," 10th Judge Alvin B. Rubin Conference on Maritime Personal Injury Law, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, 2012, Co-Presenter


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Law Review Articles

  • The Overlooked Function of Punitive Damages, 44 Rut. L. J. 161 (2014).

  • Redefining Environmental Refugees, 27 Geo. Immigr. L. J. 553 (2013).

  • A New Regionalist Perspective on Land Use and the Environment, 56 How. L. J. 207 (2012).

  • Crafting an Asbestos Scheduled Compensation Solution for Louisiana and the Nation, 72 La. L. Rev. 757 (2012).

  • Displacement and Preemption: The OPA’s Effect on General Maritime Law and State Law Punitive Damages Claims, 42 Cumb. L. Rev. 1 (2012) (co-authored).

  • The Answer Lies in Admiralty: Justifying Oil Spill Punitive Damages Recovery Through Admiralty Law, 41 Envtl. L. 1255 (2011).

  • Addressing the Regulatory Collapse Behind the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Implementing a “Best Available Technology” Regulatory Regime for Deepwater Oil Exploration Safety and Cleanup Technology, 26 J. Envtl. L. & Litig. 535 (2011).