Houston, Texas 77002
Jim Teater's trial practice is focused on the energy, construction, and manufacturing industries and includes cross-border disputes, multidistrict litigation, international arbitration, and trials in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies.
Examples of Jim's major cases include an FTC action to enjoin a merger of refining and marketing companies; litigation over oil and gas rights at Prudhoe Bay; arbitration of claims involving oil production in Nigeria; an injunction action to enforce a major chemical supply contract; shareholder actions challenging the valuation of worldwide oil reserves; an inventory dispute on a major oil pipeline; the environmental permitting of a major petrochemical complex in Texas; attorney general lawsuits against electric utilities concerning global warming; arbitration of claims concerning industrywide construction standards; a nationwide class action challenging the safety of air bags; environmental enforcement actions against automotive assembly plants; a contract suit over the design and construction of hydroelectric facilities; municipal and neighborhood suits alleging groundwater contamination in Hawaii; patent and trade secret rights to a major agricultural product; municipal public nuisance suits against the gun industry; and defense of thousands of cross-border toxic tort claims, including a four-month jury trial in Los Angeles.
Before law school, Jim worked as an engineer at a petrochemical complex in the Houston area.
|Areas of Practice||1) Litigation, 2) Business and Tort Litigation (USA), 3) Energy Dispute Resolution, 4) Global Disputes, 5) Environmental, 6) Health & Safety and 7) Construction|
|Law School||University of Virginia School of Law|
|Education||The Ohio State University (B.S.C.E., 1978)|
|Bar Member / Association||Texas|
|Most recent firm||Jones Day|
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