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Adam L. Plumbley

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Fax +1.713.815.7301

Adam Plumbley is a partner in the firm’s Fort Worth office. His practice is focused on energy litigation, eminent domain/real property disputes, and general commercial litigation, including product liability and financial services. 

Mr. Plumbley has represented oil and gas producers in royalty, title, environmental, contractual, and numerous other types of disputes. Mr. Plumbley also represents common carriers and utilities in the acquisition of land and right-of-way, by eminent domain if necessary, for the installation, construction, and maintenance of midstream facilities, including pipelines, stations, and other related appurtenances. The eminent domain practice includes representation from survey access and easement negotiations through serving as trial counsel.

Mr. Plumbley has tried multiple cases in multiple different Texas venues.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Plumbley was a shareholder at one of the largest business law firms in Texas, where he concentrated his practice in energy law, commercial litigation, and energy litigation.


  • Tarrant County's Top Attorneys, Fort Worth, Texas, 2012 and 2016
  • Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2017

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Eldon Mahon Inn of Court
  • Ladder Alliance, Board of Directors (2007-2011)
  • March of Dimes, Fort Worth Division, Board of Directors (2011-2013)

Energy Litigation

  • Defense of oil and gas producers in royalty litigation, including class action and large multi-district litigation
  • Defense of oil and gas producers in joint operating agreement and area of mutual interest disputes
  • Defense of oil and gas producers in lease termination and failure to develop cases
  • Defense/Prosecution of title disputes, trespass, and trespass to try title actions
  • Prosecution of regulatory takings cases against municipalities over oil and gas rights
  • Defense of oil and gas producers and midstream entities in environmental, emissions, and nuisance claims

Eminent Domain/Real Property Litigation

  • Eminent domain and transactional counsel for multi-county segments of a 790-mile joint venture natural gas liquids (“NGL”) pipeline from the Permian Basin to a fractionation facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas, including properties located in Reeves, Ward, Pecos, Midland, Glasscock, Sterling, Mitchell, Nolan, Taylor, Callahan, Eastland, Erath, Somervell, Hood, and Johnson counties
  • Eminent domain and transactional counsel for a five-county Texas segment of an approximately 125-mile interstate transmission NGL pipeline from the Red River to facilities in Johnson County, Texas, including properties located in Montague, Wise, Parker, Hood and Johnson counties
  • Eminent domain and transactional counsel for gas utility assisting in condemnation, right-of-way acquisition, and installation of critical infrastructure throughout the Barnett Shale region, including Tarrant, Johnson, Denton, Parker, Ellis, Erath, and Bosque counties
  • Filed and handled more than 100 eminent domain matters for gas utilities in the Barnett Shale region
  • Handled eminent domain trials in multiple counties
  • Represented numerous oil and gas operators and midstream companies impacted by expansion projects by the Texas Department of Transportation and municipalities in Texas
  • Represented developer in establishing implied road dedication
  • Represented pipeline company in defense of injunction lawsuit seeking to halt construction of billion-dollar, cross-Texas NGL pipeline
  • Represented developer and water supply company in protection of easement rights and defense of drainage claims
  • Represented pipeline companies and oil and gas operators in defense of nuisance claims related to oil and gas operations
  • Handled and assisted in briefing and arguing multiple appeals in multiple appellate courts on issues relating to title, access to land, nuisance issues, and obligations to pay oil and gas royalties

Commercial Litigation Experience
  • Defense of product liability, personal injury, and wrongful death cases for aerospace and small parts manufacturers
  • Defense of fiduciary litigation for financial institutions
  • Handled trial and arbitration of multiple construction disputes
  • Handled summary judgment and appeal of a Texas Tort Claims Act matter before the Austin Court of Appeals