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Jon C. Vicklund

Counsel
+1.713.815.7352
Fax +1.713.815.7301
Jon Vicklund is a counsel at the firm’s Houston office. He is a member of the oil, gas and resources practice group. He focuses his practice on business litigation, oil, gas and energy concerns, real estate issues, eminent domain/condemnation, premises and products liability claims, business and personal injury torts, insurance defense, and environmental matters. He manages a caseload of complex legal issues and takes pride working closely with clients, keeping clients informed of legal developments.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Vicklund served as an of counsel at a corporate law firm where he focused his practice on commercial litigation, premises and products liability claims, personal injury, trucking claims, oil and gas environmental matters, real estate, eminent domain, and insurance defense.

Achievements

  • Eagle Scout

Professional/Civic Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • International Right of Way Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Lone Star College, Cy-Fair Campus, Former Adjunct Professor, Business Law
  • Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Copper Lakes Homeowners Association, Former Board Member
  • Cy-Fair Independent School District, Community Volunteer
  • Community Emergency Response Team, Cy-Fair, Former Board Member
  • Harris County Citizens Corp.

Additional Information

Publications
  • Louisiana ACT 312 Case Update, The Energy Law Advisor, April 2011
  • Representing large aggregate materials company and related trucking company in trucking litigation matters
  • Representing condemnor as eminent domain litigation and transactional counsel in connection with construction of a natural gas liquids pipeline through portions of Texas from Brazos County to San Jacinto County
  • Representing condemnor as eminent domain litigation and transactional counsel in connection with construction of a crude petroleum pipeline through portions of Texas from Burnet County to Lee County
  • Representing condemnor as eminent domain litigation and transaction counsel in connection with construction of a toll road expansion
  • Represented condemnor as eminent domain litigation and transactional counsel in connection with construction of a crude petroleum pipeline through portions of Texas from Austin County to Harris County
  • Represented condemnor in acquiring right-of-way for a common carrier railroad project in Medina County, Texas
  • Represented condemnor in acquisition and construction of a 345 kV double circuit line from Harris County to Grimes County
  • Obtained defense verdict for multinational company in a partnership dispute involving allegations of fraud and other wrongdoing
  • Arbitrated and obtained award for multinational company in a take-or-pay contract dispute, and subsequently successful in separate action for the enforcement of the arbitration award
  • Summary judgment granted in wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of employer for employee’s death sustained on or about an offshore platform
  • Defended an oil and gas company in a class action against claims of personal injury and property damages resulting from chemical contamination of groundwater migrating from beneath chemical complex to neighboring residential community
  • Defended same oil and gas company in subsequent lawsuit against the then current owner of chemical complex for its share of responsibility for migrating chemical contamination of groundwater
  • Prosecuted claim on behalf of oil and gas company against contractor for damages resulting from collapsed well casing
  • Defended multinational oil and gas company and resolved dispute with landowner concerning environmental contamination of property
  • Defended oil and gas service company and successfully resolved property damage claim arising from use of leased storage yard
  • Prosecuted claim on behalf of oil & gas company against contractor for setting of different plug than called for in specifications
  • Defended oil and gas operator in multiple disputes concerning environmental contamination or pollution of landowner property in so-called “legacy lawsuits”
  • Resolved catastrophic personal injury lawsuits involving multinational oil and gas service company’s flow line products used in high-pressure fracking operations
  • Defended manufacturer of bulk material handling components successfully resolving property damage claim relating to a fire consuming a port bulk-material ship loader
  • Defended a multinational chemical company against allegations from orchard owners that a fungicide damaged crops
  • Negotiated terms and conditions of Purchase and Sale Agreement on behalf of seller involving the sale of two salt water disposal facilities
  • Cited Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Decision, Yazdchi v. Am. Honda Fin. Corp., 217 Fed. Appx. 299 (5th Cir. Tex. 2007) (pro se litigants are not exempted from compliance with procedural rules and substantive law merely because they represent themselves)
  • Defended oil and gas service company in successful bankruptcy preference action
  • Drafted and negotiated broad range of complex contracts and other agreements, for example master services agreements, purchase order terms and conditions, company policies and procedures, company agreements, easements/servitudes of passage, earnest money contracts, deeds, promissory notes, leases, indemnity agreements, and compromise, settlement and release agreements