Jim Wells County v. El Paso Production Oil & Gas Co., 189 S.W.3d 861 (Tex. App.'Houston [1st Dist.] 2006, pet. denied)

Persuaded the Texas Supreme Court to transfer 19 appeals pending in two courts of appeals to a third court of appeals, and successfully defended the trial court?s dismissal of 19 ad valorem taxing suits alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation against scores of oil companies, where the taxing units filed the suits in district court in an attempt to circumvent the Tax Code administrative process and without exhausting their administrative remedies.