Jordan Mullins represents individuals and businesses in commercial disputes with an emphasis on energy industry clients. He has represented energy industry clients in actions in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, and Wyoming.

Jordan’s strength lies in distilling factual details into persuasive themes to present to a jury, ultimately making the most complicated cases understandable and the client’s position clear.  He is experienced in matching litigation tactics to business objectives. His litigation skill has been recognized by his peers, including as one of the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2017 and 2018.

Jordan represents major oil companies, independents, and oil and gas interest owners in:

  • royalty owner litigation,
  • surface damages disputes,
  • pricing and measurement disputes,
  • operational issues,
  • development and drainage claims,
  • disputes between working interest owners,
  • underpayment of royalty claims,
  • lease termination issues,
  • claims for surface/sub-surface trespass,
  • contract disputes,
  • declaratory judgment actions, and
  • land contamination claims.

Jordan also handles a broad range of non-energy related complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout Texas. His experience includes probate litigation, wrongful termination claims, investor-related disputes, real property disputes, and claims under the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, as well as personal injury, wrongful death, tortious interference, negligent misrepresentation, fraud and breach of contract claims.

 

Oil & Gas/Energy Litigation

Jordan’s experience in this area includes:

  • Assisting in the defense of an international seller of oil and gas products against claims related to casing failure in Zavala County, Texas.
  • Assisting in the defense of a major oil company in a remanded fraud claim related to the plugging and abandonment of wells in Refugio County, Texas.
  • Co-counsel in the representation of a major oil and gas company against claim of improper salt water disposal in Zapata County, Texas.
  • Co-counsel in the representation of a major oil and gas company in a declaratory judgment action to determine lease termination issues and superior right to an oil and gas lease in Webb County, Texas.
  • Assisting in the defense of a major oil company against a class action suit related to underpayment of royalties in Kansas and Oklahoma state district courts.
  • Assisting in the defense of major oil companies against land contamination suits in Live Oak, Brooks and Starr Counties, Texas.
  • Assisting in the defense of a major oil company against environmental suits in numerous Louisiana Parishes.
  • Co-counsel in the representation of mineral owners against oil and gas companies for improper royalty deduction claim in DeWitt County, Texas.

General Litigation 

Jordan has handled a variety of general litigation matters including:

  • Lead attorney against real estate company for claims of misrepresentation, fraud and Deceptive Trade Practices Act claim involving issues related to the purchase of a home.
  • Prosecution of a suit in federal court for a software development company against a wireless telecommunications consortium for breach of software development contract and theft of trade secrets. A favorable jury verdict was obtained.
  • Co-counsel for a family in a wrongful death action in state district court against a cattle-hauling company; obtained settlement.
  • Co-counsel in the representation of a hospital CEO against claims of defamation, conspiracy and tortious interference. This matter involved the litigation of one of Texas’ first cases under the Texas Citizens Participation Act (the “Texas Anti-SLAPP Statute”). (TEX. CIV. PRAC. & REM. CODE Chapter 27).
  • Lead attorney in filing suit and obtaining a summary judgment ruling on behalf of a historical theater in an easement dispute involving the adjoining landowner.
  • As co-counsel, obtaining a settlement in state district court for an individual in a slip-and-fall case against a nationwide restaurant chain.
  • Co-counsel in obtaining a settlement for a client in a personal injury case related to injuries suffered when hit by a vehicle.
  • Obtaining a settlement for a client facing nursing license revocation before the Texas Board of Nursing.
  • Assisting in defense of a nationwide alarm company in obtaining a complete dismissal of misrepresentation and insurance code violation claims before the State Office of Administrative Hearings.
  • Representing and advising a non-profit organization on a variety of matters, including landlord-tenant issues, suits for eviction and forcible detainer, and equal employment/fair housing complaints.
  • Assisting a nationwide alarm company in defense of a Deceptive Trade Practices Act claim.
  • Successfully representing a large homebuilder in a foreclosure action.
  • Recognized, 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight, Texas A&M’s Association of Former Students (2016)
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list, a Thomson Reuters service, Energy & Resources (2017)

     

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities (Board of Directors)
  • Austin Symphony Orchestra BATS
  • Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Austin Bar Association: Civil Litigation Section; Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section
  • Austin Young Chamber of Commerce (Elite Member)
  • Leadership Austin, Class of 2012
  • Texas A&M Association of Former Students (Class Agent)
  • City of Austin Downtown Commission (Advisory Board 2016)