Leland G. Horton primarily practices in the areas of business and property litigation; with particular experience in energy, oil and gas, right of way and servitudes, property, pipelines, contracting, expropriation, real estate litigation, and other general business matters. Leland provides assistance and advice to many businesses and individuals in these areas, including for business disputes, lawsuits, alternative dispute resolution, business advice, contracts, and work on commercial issues of many types. Leland also provides advice and analysis with respect to mineral ownership leases, oil and gas production and operational issues, and royalty matters.
Successful litigation of numerous pipeline and right of way disputes for regional and publicly traded companies.
Defended an independent oil and gas company and certain related individuals against contrary claims of property and mineral ownership in United States District Court as raised by the United States of America and mineral lessees thereof. The dispute involved conflicting interpretations as to the status of certain lands currently covered by a freshwater lake.
Defended a publicly traded oil and gas company and its joint venture partner in a putative class action lawsuit whereby individuals claimed damage related to drilling activities, including allegations of water, soil, and air contamination.
Defended an independent oil and gas producer in claims that an oil and gas lease covering hundreds of acres had expired for failure to produce natural gas in paying quantities.
Defended an independent oil and gas company in a lawsuit claiming that natural gas from certain wells was not properly routed to a particular pipeline system as contracted.
Pursued claims on unpaid invoices for oil and gas services companies in connection with services rendered and to defend claims of negligence in performing contracted services.
Defended a publicly traded oil and gas company against individuals claiming ownership of mineral rights based on failure of title and violation of due process rights in connection with prior tax sale.
The Best Lawyers in America ©, Shreveport, LA, Lawyer of the Year Award Recipient: Litigation – Environmental, 2023
The Best Lawyers in America ©, Shreveport, LA, Commercial Litigation, Energy Law, Litigation – Environmental, since 2022
The Best Lawyers in America ©, Shreveport, LA, Commercial Litigation and Energy Law, since 2018
Super Lawyers ®, Shreveport, LA, since 2015
Order of the Coif, Tulane University Law School, J.D.
Law Review, Tulane University Law School, J.D.
Mortar Board Honor Society, Texas Christian University, B.A.
National Merit Scholar