Courtney’s unique background as a contract process and disbursement auditor and consultant to energy companies brings a distinctive perspective to advising her clients on matters important to their business, including risk mitigation, dispute resolution, and trial.
She has counseled and represented small independent companies to Fortune 500 companies, in various industries including oil and gas exploration and production, midstream upstream, and service companies, transportation, healthcare, construction and fabrication, law firms, HVAC, waste management, veterinarians, and animal rescues. While Courtney’s legal practice spans the full spectrum of commercial litigation, she has significant experience advising and developing solutions to matters involving: health, safety and operations, personal injury and safety incidents, OSHA investigations, environmental emissions, third party contractors, construction defect, mechanic and materialman liens, litigation prevention, entity disputes, contract negotiations and drafting, insurance coverage, employee matters, modification of policies and procedures, and protection of intellectual property.
She also routinely represents legal professionals in professional liability claims, and animal owners, veterinarians, and animal rescue organizations.
Courtney has experience handling arbitrations, mediations, and cases from inception through trial in Texas state courts and federal courts.
Won a top 100 Texas jury verdict for 2019 for a national E&P company.
Successfully defended midstream company with the largest number of active pipeline miles in Texas in five lawsuits involving significant personal injury incidents.
Secured a dismissal of all claims against Fortune 500 E&P and pipeline company involving claims of trespass of easements.
Represented drilling company in its prosecution of well operator’s negligent drilling operations and material selections.
Won dismissal of all claims asserted against well operator in accounting and joint operating agreement dispute.
Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2010
Baylor University, B.B.A. in Finance, 2003
Concentration in international business
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
Houston’s Top Lawyers List, Houstonia Magazine, Construction, 2022
The Best Lawyers in America®, Energy Law, 2023
Elected to the Texas State Bar Pro Bono College, 2020-2021
Houston’s Top Lawyers for Construction Law, Houstonia Magazine, 2020-2021
Top 100 Jury Verdicts in Texas, TopVerdict.com, 2019
Baylor University Bears for Leadership Reform, Associate Board Member
Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Fellow
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
Houston Bar Association – Member, Lawyers for Literacy; Member, Minority Opportunity in the Law
Houston Young Lawyers Association – Member, Judiciary Events
Adjunct Professor of Law, Animal Law Clinic at South Texas College of Law, Houston
Houston Cares Animal Rescue, Board Member
New Life International Orphanage, Guatemala, Orphanage Missionary
Women’s Initiative Committee, Member
Managing the Unmanageable in a HIPAA Breach Response, College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, June 2022
Managing the Unmanageable in a HIPAA Breach Response, Scottsdale Institute, May 2022
Expert Report Bootcamp, Forensic Expert Witness Association National Conference, June 2021
Laws in the Workplace, June 2012
Houston Young Lawyers Association, Teen Civic Leadership Academy, 2010 and 2011
Co-author, The Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases, The Journal of Energy, Climate and the Environment, March 2010
Assistant Editor, The Lexington Principles on the Rights of Detainees: A Transnational Legal Process Approach to Due Process, April 2009
Contributing Author, Judge Tells Cleveland Not Only “No”, but “Heck No?”, Nuisance Law, June 2009
Editor and Managing Editor, W&L Law News