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Lawrence Winsor

Lawrence Winsor Associate, Energy Litigation

Lawrence is a commercial litigator focusing on energy, engineering, and construction disputes. He represents energy companies, engineering contractors, project owners, and investors in both prosecution and defense of actions in state and federal courts, and before domestic and international arbitration tribunals.

As a former petroleum engineer, Lawrence has practical experience with many of the issues affecting energy projects and advises clients on litigation and transactional matters involving oil & gas exploration and production.  He is a member of the firm’s Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Task Force. The following is a list of representative matters in which Lawrence has assisted.

Experience Highlights

  • (AAA Arbitration) — Representing non-operator oil company in action against joint-venture operator for recovery of excessive affiliate rate charges
  • (AAA Arbitration) — Representing an international oil and gas production and exploration company in an arbitration related to an indemnity dispute arising from extensive property damage caused by a collapsed well
  • (ICC Arbitration) — Defending bridge owner against wrongful claims by international construction contractor for additional compensation to re-design and complete project in Latin America
  • (Iowa Dist. – Marshall Cnty. & AAA Arbitration) — Representing international construction contractor against turbine supplier for fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of contract related to equipment and services for a major power plant project 
  • (AAA Arbitration) — Representing non-operator oil company in action against joint-venture operator for recovery of excessive midstream charges
  • (S.D. Ga.) — Represented international equipment broker in breach of contract action against Georgia fire pump manufacturer 
  • Defended publicly traded independent oil exploration and production company against proxy contest by activist shareholder 
  • First-chaired numerous jury trials through the City of Houston’s Volunteer Prosecutor Program

Contact Details

Houston

T +1.713.758.3583
F +1.713.615.5800
lwinsor@velaw.com
1001 Fannin Street
Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
Local time: 9:39 PM
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Lawrence's Practices

  • University of Georgia, J.D. summa cum laude, 2013 (Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi; Articles Editor, Georgia Law Review)
  • Cornell University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2007
  • Admitted to practice: Georgia; Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable R. Lanier Anderson, III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2014−2015
  • Judicial clerk to The Honorable B. Avant Edenfield, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, 2013−2014
  • Petroleum Engineer, 2007−2010
  • Member: Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Member: Houston Bar Association, John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run Committee