Justin Lipe

Helping my clients achieve the result that’s in their best interests, in or out of the courtroom, is the central focus of my practice.  I am prepared to aggressively argue for my clients all the way through trial but have also earned a reputation for finding creative business solutions in even the most complex disputes.  By striking the right balance between effective advocacy and efficient resolution, I am able to lead clients to their desired results in the most cost-effective way possible.

Justin Lipe focuses his practice on resolving energy litigation and complex commercial disputes for clients in the oil and gas, renewables, power, manufacturing and technology sectors. He has guided clients to positive outcomes in cases all over Texas involving every type of litigation that clients might face in the energy space, including oil and gas leases, joint operating and joint development agreements, royalty payments and obligations, operatorship disputes, midstream and transportation agreements, gas and crude trading disputes, COPAS accounting disputes, surface use claims, environmental issues, commingling, allocation wells and class action claims.

Justin also routinely helps clients resolve commercial disputes outside the energy sector covering a wide range of challenging issues, such as fiduciary and trust claims, books and records demands, shareholder litigation, payment disputes, trade secret theft, and more general complex commercial litigation disputes.

In addition, Justin advises clients on various transactional matters, including asset purchases and sales, oil and gas lease negotiations, contract termination and avoidance issues, force majeure and complex operatorship transfers.

Organizational Involvement

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Law Day Board Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, various pro bono matters
  • LegalLine, recurring participation in pro bono program
  • B.B.A., summa cum laude, Texas A&M University (2009)
  • J.D., magna cum laude, The University of Texas School of Law (2012)
Bar Admission
  • Texas (2012)
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
When I Feel Most At Home
• Watching my girls play soccer and lacrosse
• Traveling with my family – to new places or our old favorites (from Hunt, Texas to Seville, Spain)
• Gathering for dinners with neighbors and friends