Laura Shoemaker is a trial attorney who represents plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts as well as in international and domestic arbitrations. She focuses her practice on energy litigation and a broad range of tort litigation, including fraud, business torts, and personal injury cases.
Laura has experience in all stages of litigation, including pre-litigation assessment of risk, filing or answering a lawsuit, serving and responding to discovery, taking depositions (of both corporate representative and fact witnesses), arguing pre-trial motions, briefing dispositive motions, mediation, trial, and appeals.
- Energy company in federal class action lawsuit brought by royalty interest owners
- Energy company in ICC arbitration involving oil and gas accounting issues
- Multiple international and national energy companies on force majeure contract issues and related litigation risks under Texas law
- International energy company in post-closing contract dispute
- Energy company in title dispute involving interpretation of various assignment documents
- Global energy client as a second chair in an arbitration involving fraud and breach of contract claims against contractor (presented witnesses on direct examination and cross-examined adverse witnesses)
- National telecommunications client as second chair in various personal injury suits
- National energy company in tortious interference and fraudulent transfer cases in state and federal courts
- Commercial manufacturer in lawsuit involving alleged water code violations after Hurricane Harvey
- Co-chaired bench trial on adverse possession case