J.D., summa cum laude, South Texas College of Law, 2008
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Mississippi, 1988
Amy Falcon is a partner in the litigation practice group of Porter Hedges. Her practice focuses on business and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on oil and gas disputes. She has represented clients in both state and federal courts in Texas, Colorado, and Louisiana. Amy has litigated disputes to a successful resolution for her clients involving mineral liens, title, offshore leases, lease preservation, lease equipment ownership, operating agreements, gas transportation and purchase agreements, and construction defects. She has also handled matters related to fiduciary obligations for both plaintiffs and defendants that include international exploration and production companies, midstream companies, operators, non-operators, financial institutions, oil and gas equipment manufacturers, and individuals.
Amy was selected to the Texas Rising Stars list in 2018 for Business Litigation. Prior to joining Porter Hedges, she was a law clerk for the Honorable Terry Jennings (Ret.) of the Texas First Court of Appeals in Houston, Texas. Amy was inducted into the Order of Lytae and graduated at the top of her law school class. Before practicing law, Amy was an information technology project manager with Shell Oil Company.
- Represented large international oil and gas company in a successful special appearance to defeat the exercise of personal jurisdiction over the company in lawsuit involving a transaction for the sale of oil and gas concessions located in foreign country through trial, appeal, and review by Texas Supreme Court.
- Represented large US tank manufacturing company in lawsuit against foreign national, winning a judgment later sustained on appeal that foreign national had breached fiduciary duties to tank manufacturing company in connection with project in Ghana, Africa.
- Represented large international oil and gas company in lawsuit involving Texas Property Code Chapter 56 mineral liens and claims that company was directly liable to subcontractors for the debts of a bankrupt drilling contractor on theories of sham contractor, partnership, agency, joint venture, joint enterprise, unjust enrichment, third party beneficiary, quantum meruit, tortious interference, and negligence.
- Represented oil and gas producer with extensive operations in the Permian Basin to defeat multiple Texas Property Code Chapter 56 mineral liens.
- Represented large US oil and gas company to defeat subject matter jurisdiction of Harris County, Texas court to hear dispute with another oil and gas company over mineral servitude rights for oil and gas interests located in the Haynesville Shale in Louisiana.
- Represented midstream company in lawsuit by other midstream company over right of first refusal in gas transport dispute, negotiating a successful sale of client’s midstream assets to resolve the matter without further litigation.
- Represented large oil and gas equipment manufacturer in lawsuit against freight forwarder, winning jury verdict that freight forwarder had committed fraud.
- Represented clients in complex fiduciary litigation involving sale of family business
- Represented numerous other oil, gas, petrochemical, and construction clients in commercial litigation matters
Professional / Civic Affiliations
- State Bar of Texas, Member
- State Bar College, Member
- Houston Bar Association, Member