October 20, 2019

Elizabeth E. Klingensmith

Liz strategically partners with clients throughout the dispute resolution process as a counselor, trusted advisor and advocate from pre-litigation risk assessment all the way through trial. Business-minded and practical, Liz finds cost-effective solutions to achieve clients’ business objectives. Clients trust Liz’s judgment and legal skills, and know they will receive outstanding client service and consistent results. Liz helps clients achieve peace of mind during the litigation process, so they can stay focused on growing their businesses.  

With more than a decade of litigation experience, Liz has tried multiple cases to verdict. She’s arbitrated and mediated disputes with favorable results. Short of an early resolution consistent with your objectives, Liz will be prepared to go to trial whether in front of a judge or jury in state or federal court or a panel of arbitrators in arbitration. She’ll be on your side.

Liz advises clients in Texas, Oklahoma and North Dakota in disputes arising from oil and gas leases and assignments, joint operations, joint accounting, mergers and acquisitions, preferential rights or areas of mutual interests, surface use accommodation and damages, oilfield services and equipment, seismic operations, equipment and pipeline failure, nuisance, quiet title, surface and subsurface trespass, hydraulic fracturing, mineral liens and theft of trade secrets.

Liz helps clients resolve disputes across multiple industries: energy, exploration and production, oilfield services, transportation, construction, banking, real estate, and professional services, involving claims for breach of contract, negligence, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, post-judgment enforcement, theft of trade secrets, breach of contract, tortious interference, conversion, and declaratory judgment.

Liz enjoys spending time with her husband and local Houston jazz musician, David, with her sons, Burke and Charlie, at gymnastics or swim meets, and her step-daughter, Emma, a reptile enthusiast. Occasionally, she finds time to play the marimba and paint.

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