Holmes PLLC

Holmes PLLC is a premier litigation and trial boutique representing businesses and business people in various oil and gas, contract, real estate, tort, and commercial matters.


Efficient and cost-sensitive business and litigation skills across a variety of commercial lease matters and most particularly for oil and gas.

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EFFICIENT Litigation

The Firm primarily handles legal disputes involving oil and gas litigation, contract disputes, business-tort litigation, and real estate litigation, regularly obtaining superior results for its clients.

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The Firm's business cases and clients have developed a transactional practice involving entity formation, trust administration, deeds and conveyancing, bank and equity financing, mineral lease negotiation, contract drafting and negotiation, and regulatory compliance.

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Emerging Topics

Reviewing and understanding your monthly royalty checks and the details accompanying them

Oil and gas monthly check details can be confusing and less than transparent. Often, only oil and gas accounting specialists

“So how did I become his business partner?” Lessons from the movie “The Founder.”

Holmes PLLC regularly consults with business people who do not understand that they’ve become partners, or potential partners

What do these mean anyway? MCF, MMBTU and BBL

The oil and gas industry loves acronyms more than any other industry, besides government bureaucracies.

Managing your mineral interests

Managing your mineral interests can be time consuming and overwhelming. The key to make the most with your minerals is

Attorney News


For every year since Texas Monthly began its annual survey of the “Texas Super Lawyers,” James Holmes has achieved the ranking of Super Lawyer.


In September 2015, James Holmes gave a one-day seminar to oil and gas industry professionals on upstream accounting and royalty administration.


Whether as an attorney or businessman, James Holmes strives to obtain competitive oil and gas pricing and measurement for his clients