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Jesse Pierce

Pierce & O’Neill, LLP - Houston

Jesse Pierce - Pierce & O’Neill, LLP
  • 4203 Montrose Boulevard
  • Houston, Texas, USA
  • TX 77006

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Practice Areas

Commercial Disputes Litigation; Energy Litigation; Toxic Tort Litigation; Environmental Litigation; Appellate Litigation; Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Litigation; Domestic Arbitration/ADR; Securities Litigation.

Professional Memberships

Litigation Counsel of America; American Board of Trial Advocates; The Center for American and International Law - Oil & Gas Practice Committee; Council of the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas; American Bar Association; Houston Bar Association.


Jesse Pierce has more than forty years of litigation experience and has tried many types of cases in state and federal courts of Texas, as well as other states. He specializes in the trial of complex energy and commercial cases. Mr Pierce is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Commercial Arbitrator for American Arbitration Association. He is licensed to practice in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In addition to be recognized in Chambers, Mr. Pierce was named "2011 Houston Oil and Gas Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers and has been inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellows are selected based on effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and on the basis of superior ethical reputation. Fewer than 60 attorneys in Houston are Fellows of the LCA.


"How to Deal with the Expert Witness," Texas Bar CLE, 2015; "The Use and Perils of Sight Drafts in Leasing Transactions," 59th Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institure, 2013; “Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law,” 8th Annual Energy Litigation Conference, The Institute for Energy Law, 2009; “Protecting Company Secrets and Rights to Compete: When Employer and Employees Clash in the Oilfield,” 60th Annual Conference on Oil and Gas Law, Institute for Energy Law, 2009; “Termination of Oil, Gas, and Mineral Leases: Savings Clauses and Defensive Doctrines,” Advanced Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Course, Texas State Bar Association, 2008; “Current Issues in Gas Royalty Litigation,” Arkansas State Bar Association Oil, Gas & Energy Law Seminar, 2005; “Termination of Oil, Gas & Mineral Leases: The Temporary Cessation of Production & Production in Paying Quantities Doctrines,” State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section Report, Vol. 27, No. 4, June 2003; “Common Law Claims in Environmental Contamination cases,” Advanced Environmental Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 1997; “Standards of Appellate Review,” Houston Bar Association Appellate Practice Institute, 1996; “Current Issues in Controversies Between Royalty Owners and Energy Companies,” Section of Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law, American Bar Association, 1993.


JD, with honors, University of Texas Law School, Order of the Coif; BA, Austin College.