Stuart Hollimon Serves 

Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth


The job of a mediator is to facilitate settlement negotiations between the parties and thereby assist them in reaching a negotiated resolution of their dispute. The key to successfully mediating an oil and gas case is having a mediator who understands the interests of the parties and the risk for those interests from the continued pursuit of the lawsuit. The ideal mediator for an oil and gas case is one who knows the law that controls the dispute, understands from experience the risks that exist for the interests involved, and utilizes his knowledge of the industry to help the parties craft a solution to their business problem. Stuart Hollimon brings all of these critical elements to the mediation table. The following are examples of oil and gas disputes that Mr. Hollimon has mediated:

  • Breach of an area of mutual interest agreement

  • Surface trespass and conversion resulting from lessee’s salt water disposal operation

  • Breach of warranty of title and refund of lease bonus


People choose to arbitrate an oil and gas dispute because it involves a unique and complex area of the law and they want their dispute decided by individuals who are knowledgeable about oil and gas law and the industry and have experience with the issues at hand.


As a recognized expert in oil and gas law and a 40 year specialist in oil and gas litigation, Stuart Hollimon is able to immediately grasp the claims and issues involved in an oil and gas dispute and develop a clear understanding of the interests at stake. Some examples of oil and gas disputes that Mr. Hollimon has arbitrated include the following:     


  • Audit of gas processing plant

  • Dispute under gas gathering and purchase agreement

  • Breach of lease acquisition agreement

  • Take or pay dispute under gas purchase agreement

  • Voting rights dispute under joint operating agreement

  • Title defect claim under asset purchase agreement

  • Lease reassignment dispute

  • Operator overcharges under joint operating agreement

  • Construction of gas storage facility