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Jonathan Baughman chairs the firm's Oil & Gas Practice Group. He is an experienced lawyer who represents clients in a wide variety of civil litigation and arbitration with an emphasis on energy-related matters. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Baughman worked as a certified public accountant in the energy section for a major international public accounting firm and later as an internal auditor for a major natural gas pipeline company. With this experience, Jonathan brings a broad business background to his representation of clients in complex litigation ranging from oil and gas and energy-related disputes to real estate, construction, products liability and insurance disputes.

Jonathan's oil and gas litigation experience has included matters involving joint operating agreements, gas processing agreements, gas purchase contracts, leases, and surface issues. He has litigated a multitude of oil and gas issues related to title, lease covenants, implied and express covenants to pool, royalty payments, COPAS, reservoir damage, and well blowouts. Jonathan's other energy-related experience has involved power generation and distribution and natural gas trading disputes, among other issues. Mr. Baughman has written articles and spoken before the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Louisiana Mineral Law Institute, American Association of Professional Landmen and other legal organizations. Mr. Baughman previously served as the Chair of the Oil & Gas Section of the Houston Bar Association for 2008-09. He is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. Jonathan has been recognized by Texas Law & Politics as a "Texas Rising Star" in energy and natural resources (2006-2007). Jonathan is also a member of the firm's Management Committee.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 70%
  2. Oil & Gas: 30%

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McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, L.L.P.

1111 Louisiana Street
Suite 4500
Houston, TX, 77002


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200108/17/2016
LAEligible to practice law199508/05/2016
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Association namePosition nameDuration
Litigation SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Oil and Gas SectionChairmanN/A
Louisiana State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMemberN/A
Garland Walker American Inn of CourtMasterN/A
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law InstituteMemberN/A
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyMemberN/A
Oil and Gas SectionChair2008 - 2009
Publication nameTitleDate
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law FoundationCOPAS Accounting Procedures: Legal Issues in the Past and Legal Issues That Might Arise In the Future2008
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation JournalNavigating The Pooling Clause Waters: New and Recurring Issues2007
54th Louisiana Mineral Law InstituteOil & Gas Class Actions and the Class Action Fairness Act of 20052007
State Bar of TexasCOPAS and the 2005 COPAS Accounting Procedure - Significant Changes for Changing Times2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Louisiana Tech UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Houston, Advanced Oil & Gas Short CourseCOPAS Accounting Procedures-Legal Issues2007
AAPL Texas Land Institute and AAPL Santa Fe Land InstituteCOPAS 2005 Accounting Procedure for Joint Operations - Significant Changes - Practical and Legal Considerations2006