Yetter Coleman is newly named among the nation’s top oil & gas litigation firms in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA “American’s Leading Lawyers for Business” Guide. The firm also received new statewide recognition of its appellate practice and continues in its decade-plus recognition as one of the top Texas firms in commercial litigation. Six of the firm’s lawyers are recognized as leading practitioners in six areas of litigation.
Chambers reports that clients say about the firm overall, “They are very skilled at the task at hand and complement each other very well,“ with market sources observing, “They think about how things will play out at trial, and how to map and strategize a case. They’re very focused on getting the best results for their clients.”
The firm’s oil & gas litigation practice received National Band 2 recognition, with Chambers saying the team “Deftly handles the full range of disputes affecting companies operating in the upstream space. Provides adroit representation in breach of contract, trespass, and royalty disputes. Notable for also counseling energy sector private equity firms and portfolio companies.”
Chambers also recognizes the firm’s commercial litigation practice as among the top in Texas and the Houston market and named its appellate practice among the state’s best – marking its first appearance in the list. Chambers says Yetter Coleman is known as a “Nimble boutique with a strong and creative bench of litigators well versed in handling complex business disputes spanning a diverse array of matters including antitrust, IP and contractual disputes.”
Jeff Andrews – Texas Intellectual Property (Band 4). Chambers reports that Jeff maintains a well-regarded intellectual property practice which includes patent infringement cases and trade secrets disputes. He offers particular expertise in relation to the energy and software sectors. Clients report that Jeff “Brings a lot of intellectual horsepower to the table and communicates well.”
Collin Cox – Texas (Houston) Commercial Litigation (Band 3). Clients say “He’s collaborative, takes the time to listen and fully explain things and has a great demeanor” and is “An all-around impressive partner” who represents a range of corporate clients in complex commercial litigation and arbitrations.
Tim McConn – USA Nationwide Oil & Gas Litigation (Band 1) and Texas (Houston) Commercial Litigation (Band 3). For oil and gas litigation, Chambers observes that Tim is a skilled litigator who represents major oil and gas clients in a range of disputes. He handles high-value breach of contract claims and royalty class actions. Interviewees say Tim is “A talented litigator with a good eye for the minutiae of a complicated matter.” In commercial litigation, Chambers reports that Tim skillfully guides energy companies through high-stakes commercial disputes. “He’s very engaged and plays a front-line role. He’s a great lawyer.”
Connie Pfeiffer – Texas Appellate Litigation (Band 3). Chambers notes that Connie regularly argues complex points of law in the Texas Supreme Court and other appellate courts, sharing that she is the newly appointed chair of the appellate practice. Clients praise Connie for being “Very detail-oriented, has a great manner with non-lawyers, and works efficiently.”
Reagan Simpson – Texas Appellate Litigation (Band 1). Known for handling complex appeals in the Texas Supreme Court and federal courts, Reagan garners praise for his advocacy skills. Clients say Reagan is “A terrifically talented lawyer and a wonderful human being.” “He’s the total package, who is very, very intelligent and sees the details as well as the overall picture.”
Paul Yetter – Litigation: Trial Lawyers; Texas (Houston); Commercial Litigation (Band 1); and Texas Antitrust (Band 3). Reflecting more than a decade of recognition, Chambers says Paul is a highly respected trial lawyer, with a broad commercial litigation practice that includes particular prowess in energy disputes. Clients say “He’s always organized in his thinking, puts evidence and issues into perspective, and comes with a wealth of experience.” “He’s excellent at distilling really complex ideas, issue-spotting, and figuring out the weaknesses of the other side. He has an incredible presence in the courtroom.” Among Texas antitrust lawyers, Paul is recognized as “An excellent trial lawyer” who is recognized for his work representing energy, transportation, and finance sector clients in complex antitrust litigation, acting on both the defendant and plaintiff sides.
Chambers and Partners conducts its annual research with clients and peer firms to compile its rankings, covering a myriad of practices on a state and national level. Full details about the firm’s recognition in this year’s Guide are found here.