Speaker J. Kevin Hayes, Attorney
Post Production Costs Under Pooling Orders Hall Estill J. Kevin Hayes Mr. Hayes is a shareholder and senior litigator with the firm, specializing in energy and general commercial litigation. He also serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa …
Post Production Costs Under Pooling Orders
J. Kevin Hayes
Mr. Hayes is a shareholder and senior litigator with the firm, specializing in energy and general commercial litigation. He also serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law and has been with Hall Estill since 1975.
Mr. Hayes’ practice has historically focused on the representation of energy-related companies in property, construction and contractual right matters. In addition, he has represented clients in matters before the Federal Energy Administration in connection with wage and price control matters, has represented numerous gas pipeline companies in contractual dispute litigation, oil and gas producing companies in joint interest owner and royalty owner litigation, and has represented telecommunications companies in litigation concerning claims of landowners owning land adjacent to rights of way upon which fiber optic cable has been laid. Today, Mr. Hayes is involved as lead counsel in several major class actions involving oil and gas royalty owner claims as well as claims involving disclosures made by rental car companies.
Mr. Hayes has published a number of papers including Gas Royalty Issues Arising From Direct Gas Marketing, presented at the Southwestern Legal Foundation’s 43rd Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law and Taxation, February 19-20, 1992 and Oil and Gas Marketing Issues in the 1990’s, presented at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, April 19-20, 1993 and also published in the Oil and Gas Law and Taxation Review.
Mr. Hayes is admitted to practice in Oklahoma and before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the Oklahoma Supreme Court and the U. S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma. In addition, he is an AV-rated attorney through Martindale-Hubbell, was selected a Best Lawyer in America in Commercial Litigation and Energy Law, recognized as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in Energy & Natural Resources, and ranked by Chambers USA as a "Band 2" attorney in Energy & Natural Resources Law.
Further, Mr. Hayes is a member of the Oklahoma and Tulsa County Bar Associations, is a past President of the Council Oak Chapter, American Inns of Court. He is also a frequent speaker on Energy and Oil & Gas legal issues.