Liz Klingensmith's experience includes all aspects of litigation: early case assessment, litigation risk analysis, alternative dispute resolution procedures including arbitration and mediation, large-scale discovery including electronic document collection, review and production, motion practice, pre-trial preparation, trial and settlement. She primarily focuses her litigation practice on the energy industry with disputes arising from oil and gas projects. As part of that practice, she frequently provides clients critical analysis of various oil and gas related transactions including joint operating agreements, master services agreements, procurement agreements, lease agreements, exploration and development agreements, joint venture agreements, purchase and sale agreements and various financing agreements.
In addition to her oil and gas experience, Liz has extensive experience litigating large scale commercial disputes that involve claims for breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, post-judgment enforcement, theft of trade secrets, breach of employment agreements, conversion, declaratory judgment and foreclosure, among others, in a wide array of industries that includes transportation, construction, banking, real estate and professional services.
Liz is a frequent speaker on a variety of litigation law topics and authors articles for national audiences on topics related to Oilfield Services, Oil & Gas Litigation and Energy Litigation. Liz was included in Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2016.
- Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, Thomson Reuters, 2013-2016
- Commissioned by Governor Perry as a Yellow Rose of Texas, 2010