Thomas Kurth’s CV

Thomas has been working in both federal and state trial and appeal courts around the country for over 44 years, if you would like to contact him to discuss your arbitration or mediation needs you can find his contact info here.

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the State of Maine
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, 1973, Southwestern Law Journal
  • B.A., Creighton University, 1970
  • Disputes involving Oil and Gas
  • Disputes involving Energy, Power and Natural Resources
  • Disputes involving Personal Injury
  • Disputes involving Lending
  • Disputes involving corporate governance, shareholder buyouts, directors
    and officers misconduct, to name a few
  • Disputes involving Commercial Transactions, Generally
  • Disputes involving Complex Commercial
  • Disputes involving Labor/Management Issues
  • Represented ATA Airlines in a breach of contract case where jury awarded $65.9 million.
  • Represented owner of a large property in the Texas Panhandle against a pipeline company for property damages. Obtained a jury verdict for the property owner.
  • Represented Management in labor organization drives and elections, unfair labor practice claims by labor and management,  Sec. 301 disputes in federal courts, and claims filed before the OSHA and EEOC.
  • Represented a lender in a dispute with the owner of a gas storage facility. The lender obtained a nine-figure judgment.
  • Representation of lending institutions and lending syndicates in disputes including debt collection, debt restructurings, prosecutions to avoid fraudulent transfers, claims of equitable subordination and the defense of lender-liability claims.
  • Representation of a lending institution in various forums in the United States and the maritime courts of Great Britain and the Channel Islands in prosecutions to avoid fraudulent transfers.
  • Representation of operators and non-operators in disputes over the operation and valuation of oil and gas properties, lease termination disputes, conversion of leasehold interests, and operatorship disputes including contested removal of an operator.
  • Representation of a wide variety of oil and gas clients involving lease termination disputes, conversion of leasehold interests, operator/service company disputes, disputes over exploration and AMI agreements, JOA disputes, unitization disputes, TTT suits, lien rights in oil and gas properties and equipment, underground gas storage facilities, and disputes over geophysical rights.
  • Representation of a general partner and its affiliates in defense of claims in excess of $1 billion for breach of fiduciary duties and usurpation of partnership opportunities.
  • Representation of a software company in protection of its intellectual property and in defense of anti-trust claims.
  • Representation of a fixed-base operator in defense of aviation wrongful death claims.
  • Representation of health-care providers in defense of medical malpractice claims.
  • Representation of a telecommunications company in a dispute over contract rights.
  • Representation of a regional airline carrier against a major airline carrier over contract rights.
  • Representation of a public utility in defense of class action claims by subordinated debenture holders.
  • Representation of financial institutions in major litigation involving natural gas contracts.
  • Representation of franchisor in litigation involving breach of contract claims.
  • Representation of various types of commercial clients in suits involving claims for fraudulent transfers, fraud, tortious interference, breach of contract, aiding and abetting fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc. – Commercial Litigation; Oil and Gas Law, 2008-2018 and Litigation – Banking & Finance, Litigation – Bankruptcy, and Litigation – Real Estate, 2012-2018
  • Recognized in the American Registry as one of “America’s Most Honored Professionals (top one percent),” 2017
  • Recognized by the Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones & Company, as one of the Best Lawyers in Texas, 2017
  • Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, – Business Litigation, 2004-2012
  • Recognized in the Global Register Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals, Eastern Seaboard Publishing, LLC
  • Martindale Hubbell® Law Directory with a Peer Review Rating of AV® Preeminent™
  • Adjunct Professor at SMU Law School (4 years)
  • Admitted in 2011 to the America’s Board of Trial Advocates for Tom’s numerous and distinguished service as trial counsel in jury trials, bench trials and arbitration’s around the country