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Leland G. Horton

(318) 934-4016
Vcard: Leland G Horton.vcf

Leland G. Horton primarily practices in the areas of business and property litigation; with particular experience oil and gas matters, right of way and servitude work, property issues, contract and business matters, expropriation issues, real estate litigation, environmental/toxic tort defense, creditor's rights litigation, and other general business matters. Mr. Horton has provided assistance and advice to many businesses and individuals in these areas, including for business disputes, lawsuits, real estate and property disputes, business advice, contracts, and work on commercial disputes of many types. Mr. Horton has also provided advice and analysis with respect to mineral leases, oil and gas production issues, and royalty matters.

Additionally, Mr. Horton currently serves on several local and industry boards, and he has conducted presentations at a variety of seminars and CLE events. Mr. Horton's presentations have included discussions regarding oil and gas issues, land issues, recent legal developments in the oil and gas industry, and discussions regarding federal health care laws.

Mr. Horton was admitted to practice in The United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Representative Matters

  • Defending an independent oil and gas company and certain related individuals against contrary claims of property and mineral ownership in United States District Court as raised by the United States of America and mineral lessees thereof. The dispute involved conflicting interpretations as to the factual and legal status of certain lands currently covered by a freshwater lake.
  • Defending a publicly traded oil and gas company and its joint venture partner in a putative class action lawsuit whereby individuals claim to have been damaged and adversely affected by circumstances related to drilling activities, including allegations of water, soil, and air contamination affecting more than 100 individuals and nearby property.
  • Defending an independent oil and gas producer in litigation claiming that an oil and gas lease covering hundreds of acres had expired for failure to produce natural gas in paying quantities.
  • Defending an independent oil and gas company in a lawsuit claiming that natural gas from certain wells was not properly routed to a particular pipeline system as contracted.
  • Pursing claims regarding unpaid invoices for oil and gas services companies in connection with services rendered and to defend claims of negligence in performing contracted services.
  • Defending a publicly traded oil and gas company against individuals claiming ownership of mineral rights based on failure of title and violation of due process rights in connection with prior tax sale.
  • Advised and assisted an independent midstream and gas gathering company with respect to property, legal, and right of way issues.
  • Defending agricultural corporations with respect to the attempted expropriation of rights of way across farm property.
  • Representing numerous businesses in contract disputes and litigation.


  • Order of the Coif for the Tulane University Law School
  • Tulane Law Review
  • Texas Christian University Mortar Board Honor Society
  • Texas Christian University Fraternity President of the Year (Lambda Chi Alpha, 1996)
  • National Merit Scholar

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Super Lawyers® 2015-2017 Business Litigation, Energy & Natural Resources
  • Institute for Energy Law: Advisory Board Member
  • North Louisiana Economic Partnership: Board Member
  • Harry V. Booth Inn of Court: Barrister Member
  • North Louisiana Federal Bar Association: Charter Member, Past Board Member and Secretary
  • Northwest Louisiana Pro Bono Project: Board Member 2005-2010, Chairman 2009-2010
  • Red Mass Society
  • Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen

Publications and Presentations

  • Institute For Energy Law, panel member on recent developments in Louisiana law, Shale Play Conference 2012
  • Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen Annual Seminar, Yearly Presentations on Various Topics, 2005-2012, including:
    • Maintaining Servitudes by Continuous Drilling Operations
    • Pipeline, Right of Way, and Expropriation Issues
    • Recent Developments in Louisiana Mineral Law
    • Ethics
  • Louisiana Institute on Mineral Law Paper and Presentation, 2007
    • Implied Mineral Lease Obligations in Louisiana
  • American Association of Mineral Owners Conference, 2006, Paper and Presentation
    • An Overview of Current Louisiana Law Regarding Implied Lease Obligations
  • Various In-House Seminars
    • The Basics of Louisiana Mineral Law
    • Recent Lessons and Developments in Louisiana Mineral Law
  • 2010 Health Care Bill Panel Discussion
  • HIPAA paper and presentation to human resource managers and others for Lorman Education Services
Practice Areas
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2000, Order of the Coif, magna cum laude
  • Texas Christian University, B.A., 1997, magna cum laude
Bar Affiliations
  • Louisiana (2000)


SHREVEPORT, LA 71101-5529
P: (318) 227-1131
F: (318) 227-1141

New Orleans

1100 POYDRAS, SUITE 2700
P: (504) 596-6300
F: (504) 596-6301

Baton Rouge

301 MAIN ST., SUITE 2100
P: (225) 490-5000
F: (225) 490-5001

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