Publications & Speeches

These are just some of the publications that Thomas has been a part of, keep checking back as this database is continuously updated. If you would like to contact him to discuss your arbitration or mediation needs you can find his contact info here.

  • “Recent Litigation and Court Cases Affecting the Oil and Gas Upstream Business,” presentation and paper, North American Petroleum Accounting Conference, May 16, 2013.
  • “Energy Law Update,” co-author with William White, 29th Annual Litigation Update Institute Course Book, State Bar of Texas, November 30, 2012.
  • “Understanding Hydraulic Fracturing: Issues, Challenges and Regulatory Regime,” co-author with William D. White, Practical Law Company, November 27, 2012. (sequels authored by Mr. Kurth – 2014, 2018)
  • “Shale-Gas Cases Important in State-Level Upstream Litigation,” author, Natural Gas & Electricity, April 2012.
  • “State-Level Upstream Gas Litigation,” white paper, February 27, 2012.
  • “Shaking Up Established Case Law And Regulation: The Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing,” co-author with William D. White, The Advocate, Jan. 5, 2012.
  • “Current Developments in Energy Litigation,” presented at the 10th Annual Energy Litigation Conference, co-sponsored by The Institute for Energy Law of The Center for American and International Law, the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, and the American Bar Association Energy Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation, November 3, 2011.
  • “Regulatory Developments – Water Access/Wastewater, Severance Taxes, and Drilling Regulations,” presented at the Platts Oil & Gas Shale Developer Conference, June 21-22, 2011.
  • “Lender Liability, Historical and Emerging,” author and presenter at the Suing, Defending and Negotiating with Financial Institutions Conference, State Bar of Texas, February 10-11, 2011.
  • “American Law and Jurisprudence on Fracing,” with Michael Mazzone, Mary Mendoza, and Christopher Kulander, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal, Vol. 47, No. 2, 2010. (This paper was updated in 2011 and 2012)
  • “An Overview of Selected Issues in Punitive Damages,” presented at UT Continuing Education, The Damages Institute, September and October 2004.
  • “Videotape Depositions and Related Technology Tools: Important Considerations Regarding the Taping and Presentation of Video Deposition Testimony and Exhibits,” Fall 2004 issue of The Advocate, published quarterly by the Litigation Section, State Bar of Texas.
  • Texas State Bar Litigation Update – Energy Law Update, State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, January, 2013.
  • “Bumper Sticker Prayers Answered – Another Boom in the Oil and Gas Patch”, presented at the North American Petroleum Accounting Conference, May 2013.
  • “The Boom in the Oil Patch: Causes and Implications for the Trial Lawyer”, presented at the 2013 State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial CLE.