Jacob Fain is a trusted advisor and accomplished litigator. His oil and gas litigation experience includes disputes related to payment of royalties and overriding royalties, construction agreements, and the administration and division of oil and gas assets. Jacob represents royalty owners, pipeline contractors, and service companies, among others in the oil and gas industry. And he was a critical member of the Wick Phillips team that won the landmark decision from the Texas Supreme Court in Chesapeake Exploration v. Hyder.

While much of his work involves disputes in the oil and gas industry, Jacob’s experience in a broad variety of business disputes has earned him local and statewide recognition and success at trial and on appeal. Jacob’s commercial litigation experience includes non-competition and non-solicitation agreements and other contract-based disputes in arbitrations, trials, and appeals. Jacob has represented a number of clients in the manufacturing and real estate industries. Companies and individuals across the United States and in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Mexico have trusted Jacob to handle their disputes.

Jacob’s practice includes:

  • Oil and gas royalty disputes;
  • Working interest disputes;
  • Lease, joint operating, and service agreement disputes;
  • Non-competition and non-solicitation disputes; and
  • Partnership disputes.

Prior to joining Wick Phillips, Jacob worked at a large international, Texas-based law firm in its business litigation practice.

  • Co-author, Royalty Clause Construction in Texas: Is Hyder part of the Heritage or More Surplusage? An update on Texas cases discussing postproduction costs and lease interpretations; Earnest E. Smith Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Institute (April 15, 2016)
  • Top Attorney of 2018, Fort Worth Magazine, (2018)
  • 40 Under 40, Fort Worth Business Press (2018)
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Texas Monthly (2010-2012, 2014-2018)
  • Top Attorneys, Fort Worth Texas Magazine, 2015-2017
  • Obtaining a reverse-and-render opinion in the Beaumont Court of Appeals on behalf of a truck manufacturer.
  • Defending an international company in bankruptcy adversary litigation that culminated in a six-week trial.
  • Defending a glass manufacturer in arbitration.
  • Defending a real estate developer in trial involving a partnership dispute.
  • Securing a jury verdict for a medical device manufacturer.
  • Defending a shipping-products manufacturer in a six-day arbitration.
  • Litigating on behalf of Texas landowners at the trial, appellate, and Supreme Court levels.
  • Securing a favorable decision from the Fort Worth Court of Appeals involving a non-competition and non-solicitation agreement.