“I’m hands-on and stay on top of my cases. I review everything myself. When I deeply know a case, I’m more able to find creative solutions, perhaps other than litigation. Plus, it’s more efficient.”
Jamie Rhymes is an experienced trial lawyer helping businesses resolve their difficult disputes and sophisticated contract issues. For over 25 years, energy and other businesses have relied on Jamie’s technical knowledge and practical approach to defend high-stakes oil and gas litigation, commercial litigation, environmental cases, decommissioning, orphan wells, coastal land-loss claims, citizen suit litigation, royalty litigation and other claims arising from business in Louisiana.
Jamie’s litigation experience includes:
- Well blowouts and downhole commercial claims
- Environmental contamination and coastal erosion lawsuits
- Wrongful death and personal injury claims
- CERCLA Superfund litigation
- Fracking claims related to alleged contamination of drinking water
Production in paying quantities litigation, joint operating agreement litigation, failure to develop, improper royalty deductions and other exploration and production related claims. Energy clients ¬- often headquartered in Louisiana and Texas ¬- seek Jamie’s help with Louisiana’s complex oil and gas industry regulations, oil and gas lease provisions, and other practical aspects of drilling for and producing oil and gas in the state. He has drafted and negotiated all manner of contracts and agreements, such as surface and subsurface leases, right of ways, carbon sequestration agreements, mineral leases, joint operating agreements, participation agreements, subleases, assignments of leases and overriding royalties. He has also prepared drillsite and division order title opinions.