“At its core, every legal dispute is a barrier to a business objective. My clients have their own constituents who are more concerned with the bottom line than the twists and turns of litigation. As a result, I understand that my clients are judged not by what verdicts or motions are won or lost, but rather on what value they have brought to the company. Because I view every client relationship—regardless of size or scope—as a long-term partnership, I will always advise my clients with that in mind, even when pursuing resolution in the courtroom is not the best path forward.”
James Kittrell is a litigator with a practice focusing on energy, commercial, and maritime matters. James has represented clients at both the trial court and the appellate level.
His energy experience involves representing oil and gas clients in venues across the state of Texas in a wide variety of lawsuits related to on-shore operations, including royalty claims, operational disputes, and other land/title matters. He has also utilized his litigation experience to advise oil and gas clients on day-to-day operational issues, regulatory compliance, and midstream negotiations.
James’ commercial litigation practice includes a range of contractual matters, including indemnity claims, shipping disputes, and suits on sworn accounts.
His maritime practice focuses on representing clients in Jones Act cases and other maritime personal injury lawsuits.
“Rob Theriot, J.T. Kittrell, and the rest of the team are true experts in oil and gas law, and we rely on them extensively to help us with our most complex oil and gas law issues.” – Best Lawyers Client Comment, Energy Law, 2022
Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers in the areas of Energy & Natural Resources, Business Litigation, and General Litigation, 2021-2023