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Elizabeth Robertson Taber is a Tort and Environmental Litigation partner in our Houston office. Elizabeth represents clients in the energy and oilfield services industries in high-stakes litigation, including product liability, environmental contamination, oil and gas–related disputes, and complex commercial matters.

Elizabeth has experience in large-scale, multiparty and multi-district litigation, as well as in individual product liability and tort actions. Elizabeth practices in numerous jurisdictions, representing clients in all aspects of litigation across the country.

She is a member of the Young Energy Professionals of the Institute of Energy Law, the Texas Defense Counsel Association and the Defense Research Institute.

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Credentials

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, with highest honors

J.D., University of Houston, magna cum laude

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Texas

Defense Research Institute

Young Energy Professionals of the Institute of Energy Law

Texas Defense Counsel Association

Rising Star: Environmental Litigation


Texas Super Lawyers, 2016–2017

Next Generation Lawyer: Toxic Tort Defense and Energy Litigation/Oil & Gas


Legal 500, 2017

Matters

Representing Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. in docket of cases arising out of alleged groundwater contamination.

Represented Chevron U.S.A. Inc. against personal injury claim arising out of an industrial accident.

Serving as national counsel for a major oilfield services company on hydraulic fracturing litigation in Texas, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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Representing Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. in docket of cases arising out of alleged groundwater contamination.

Represented Chevron U.S.A. Inc. against personal injury claim arising out of an industrial accident.

Serving as national counsel for a major oilfield services company on hydraulic fracturing litigation in Texas, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Defense of Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in national MDL and California litigation regarding groundwater contamination, including representation of company in four-month jury trial in California state court.

Represented Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. in wrongful death action arising out of head-on collision.

Represented Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. against personal injury and property damage claims arising out of hydraulic fracturing activities in the Barnett Shale area. The case was successfully resolved on summary judgment.

Represented a valve manufacturer against claims that defective valve caused the rupture of a steam line and resulted in two deaths, one injury and millions of dollars in property damages inside a power plant. The case was tried for two weeks in Platte City, Missouri, and resulted in a favorable verdict.

Represented Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. in a well damage dispute.

Represented Kellogg Brown and Root Inc. against negligence claims brought by a group of plaintiffs claiming personal injuries during a plant explosion in Point Comfort, Texas. The case was tried to a jury in Calhoun County, Texas for four weeks and resulted in a complete defense verdict.

Represented Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in an oil and gas lease interpretation dispute affecting oil and gas interests in the Haynesville Shale. The case was successfully resolved on summary judgment.

Represented Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in a construction dispute with contractor arising from the construction of an alternative energy project for the U.S. government.

Represented Kellogg Brown and Root Inc. in dispute over contractual indemnity obligations.

Represented an oil and gas drill bit manufacturer in a dispute with competitor over the alleged theft of trade secrets.

Matters

Representing Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. in docket of cases arising out of alleged groundwater contamination.

Represented Chevron U.S.A. Inc. against personal injury claim arising out of an industrial accident.

Serving as national counsel for a major oilfield services company on hydraulic fracturing litigation in Texas, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

See more
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Matters

Representing Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. in docket of cases arising out of alleged groundwater contamination.

Represented Chevron U.S.A. Inc. against personal injury claim arising out of an industrial accident.

Serving as national counsel for a major oilfield services company on hydraulic fracturing litigation in Texas, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Defense of Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in national MDL and California litigation regarding groundwater contamination, including representation of company in four-month jury trial in California state court.

Represented Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. in wrongful death action arising out of head-on collision.

Represented Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. against personal injury and property damage claims arising out of hydraulic fracturing activities in the Barnett Shale area. The case was successfully resolved on summary judgment.

Represented a valve manufacturer against claims that defective valve caused the rupture of a steam line and resulted in two deaths, one injury and millions of dollars in property damages inside a power plant. The case was tried for two weeks in Platte City, Missouri, and resulted in a favorable verdict.

Represented Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. in a well damage dispute.

Represented Kellogg Brown and Root Inc. against negligence claims brought by a group of plaintiffs claiming personal injuries during a plant explosion in Point Comfort, Texas. The case was tried to a jury in Calhoun County, Texas for four weeks and resulted in a complete defense verdict.

Represented Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in an oil and gas lease interpretation dispute affecting oil and gas interests in the Haynesville Shale. The case was successfully resolved on summary judgment.

Represented Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in a construction dispute with contractor arising from the construction of an alternative energy project for the U.S. government.

Represented Kellogg Brown and Root Inc. in dispute over contractual indemnity obligations.

Represented an oil and gas drill bit manufacturer in a dispute with competitor over the alleged theft of trade secrets.

Credentials

B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, with highest honors

J.D., University of Houston, magna cum laude

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Texas

Defense Research Institute

Young Energy Professionals of the Institute of Energy Law

Texas Defense Counsel Association

Rising Star: Environmental Litigation


Texas Super Lawyers, 2016–2017

Next Generation Lawyer: Toxic Tort Defense and Energy Litigation/Oil & Gas


Legal 500, 2017