Mr. Burton is a senior member of the FisherBroyles Legal Team. Since 1987, Mr. Burton has litigated a wide variety of disputes, with a primary focus in the oil and gas industry where he represents numerous US and International E&P and Energy Service clients.
He is a frequent author-lecturer on Commercial Agreements, International Contracts, the Oilfield Anti-Indemnity Acts, and the Protection of Trade Secrets. He began his legal career as a successful prosecutor at the Harris County DA’s Office.
He has been chosen for inclusion in the Who’s Who in Energy from 2011-2014. He has received international recognition for his pro bono work on behalf of abused children and was previously named, “Outstanding Young Lawyer of Houston,” by the Houston Young Lawyers Association.
In addition to his upstream litigation experience, Mr. Burton has extensive experience handling disputes over midstream energy contracts including processing agreements and NGL allocation disputes.
He has represented pipeline construction and maintenance companies, as well as E&P companies with TENORM litigation arising out of the radioactive contamination of pipelines and processing facilities.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Burton has also handled a wide array of environmental matters and worked closely with a variety of federal, state, and local enforcement offices, including the Environmental Crimes Division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
A major emphasis of Mr. Burton’s work involves the litigation of warranty and indemnity claims for and against numerous manufacturers. Mr. Burton has developed, negotiated and defended contractual indemnities, including those covered by the Texas and Louisiana Anti-Indemnity Statutes, on behalf of equipment manufacturers for the onshore and offshore oil and gas drilling and production industry.
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