Jonathan Baughman represents clients in a wide variety of complex civil litigation. As Partner-in-Charge of the Firm’s Houston office, Jonathan also chairs the Oil & Gas Practice Group. Jonathan’s practice is particularly strong in oil and gas disputes. He also has substantial experience in civil litigation, ranging from commercial contract disputes to matters involving real estate, construction, products liability and insurance disputes.
Prior to practicing law, Jonathan worked as a certified public accountant for a major public accounting firm, and later, as an internal auditor for a major natural gas pipeline company. This experience laid a strong foundation for his ability to understand his clients’ business operations and has been instrumental in developing evidence for use at trial.
Jonathan has extensive experience from the initial case assessment through closing argument at trial. In many cases, Jonathan’s work has involved dealing with thousands of documents, multiple witnesses and complicated issues. Jonathan has taken and defended depositions of witnesses, ranging from chief executives and chief financial officers of publicly-traded companies to operational personnel, geologists, geophysicists, computer programmers, accountants and retained experts. Jonathan’s trial experience is comprehensive covering all facets of trying a complex case from opening statements, presenting and cross-examining major witnesses, to closing statements.
He was elected and currently serves on the Council for the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Previously, Jonathan served as the Chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section (2008-2009). He is one of 25 distinguished Advisory Board Members for the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute. Jonathan is also an active member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation where he also served as a trustee-at-large. Mr. Baughman has written articles and spoken on numerous oil and gas issues before the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute as well as other organizations. Jonathan is a member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the International Association of Defense Counsel, and the Garland Walker American Inn of Courts, Master. He has been AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® since 2005.
Jonathan is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University, B.S., (magna cum laude) and Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 1995 (magna cum laude; Managing Editor, Loyola Law Review; Moot Court). Jonathan is licensed to practice in Texas and Louisiana, as well as numerous federal courts. He is also an elected member of the Firm’s Management Committee since 2009.
Last updated September 2019