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J.D., magna cum laude, South Texas College of Law, 2007

B.A., Economics and Spanish, Vanderbilt University, 2003



United States District Court Southern District of Texas


Harris Stamey is a partner in the litigation practice group of Porter Hedges. His practice consists of complex oil and gas and commercial litigation cases with a focus on disputes in state and federal courts in Texas, Oklahoma,  and Louisiana. Harris has assisted both publicly traded and independent upstream exploration and production companies, mid-stream gatherers and processors, mid-size corporations, local companies, partnerships, operators, non-operators, lessees, lessors, NPRI owners, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants.

Harris has significant experience litigating complex purchase and sale agreements, title disputes, and royalty disputes  in the active shale plays in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana (including post production cost issues, continuous drilling issues, lease preservation issues, compliance with unit agreements, bona fide purchaser claims, failure to develop claims, disputes over allocation wells, and disputes with NPRI owners). He also has experience litigating disputes over joint operating agreements, joint development and AMI agreements, joint interest billings, offshore lease obligations, pipeline imbalances, and AFE disputes between operators and non-operators. In addition, Harris has assisted a number of out-of-state and international clients in pursuing special appearances to contest personal jurisdiction in Texas.

While in law school, Harris was inducted into the Order of the Lytae, served as a member of the South Texas Law Review, and was an officer and director for the Board of Advocates. He was also a two time semi-finalist in the J. Braxton Craven National Moot Court Competition in Chapel Hill, NC and a quarter-finalist in the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition in San Diego, CA. Harris has been selected for inclusion in Texas Rising Stars in 2016, 2017 & 2018 for Business Litigation.

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Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Houston Bar Association, Member
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member