• Biography

    Jeff Kuehnle has represented litigation clients in almost all facets of the oil and gas industry for his entire career. From major integrated oil and gas companies to privately-owned independents or equity investors, Jeff has dedicated his practice to advising energy clients in their disputes in federal and state courts across the producing states.

    Jeff spends a great deal of his time on technical oil and gas litigation, including lease termination, development, and royalty disputes. Jeff has also protected his clients’ rights when energy companies sue each other, such as operating agreement, gas processing, farmout, joint venture, billing, indemnity, and preferential right to purchase/area of mutual interest litigation. These matters have included class actions, multi-district litigation, and other multi-million dollar lawsuits in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Louisiana, Kansas, New Mexico, Wyoming, and North Dakota.

    Jeff understands that not all lawsuits are created equally. As a result, he uses his experience in the energy industry and understanding of his clients’ specific needs to strive for the best practical result for his client – whether it be an aggressive defense or prosecution of his client’s claims or a negotiated settlement.  In an effort to avoid disputes altogether, Jeff also periodically advises transactional clients on litigation or risk-related aspects to their deals, or at a pre-litigation stage of a dispute.

    Professional and Community Activities

    • Houston Bar Association, member, Oil and Gas and Litigation Sections
    • Institute for Energy Law, Advisory Board
    • The Woodlands Bar Association
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 1997, magna cum laude
    • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1994
  • Admissions

    • Texas, 1997
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas