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Mitchell M. Murphy

Mitchell Murphy is a member of the oil, gas and resources practice group in the firm’s Houston’s office. For over fifteen years, Mitchell has represented exploration and production companies, midstream energy clients and oilfield service providers in a broad spectrum of legal matters, ranging from complex litigation to the negotiation of master service agreements. Mitchell is a key member of the firm’s eminent domain practice group, assisting pipeline and utility companies in acquisition and construction projects. Mitchell also retains a significant trial practice, representing energy companies in title disputes, surface use conflicts, and operational disagreements with working interest owners. Mitchell also has a comprehensive oilfield services practice, advising providers and suppliers in contract negotiations and representing them in coverage disputes and collection efforts.

Mitchell, previously a member of the firm’s Fort Worth office, joined the firm’s Houston office in June 2018, after his family relocated to The Woodlands. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mitchell was counsel in the Fort Worth office of a large Texas law firm. In addition, Mitchell served for several years as in-house counsel for an integrated, independent oil and gas company headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

  • TYLA President's Award of Merit, 2005
  • Tarrant County's Top Attorneys, Fort Worth, Texas, 2011
  • Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly, 2012-2013
  • The Woodlands Bar Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
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