Will Moss focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes and commercial torts, with a special emphasis on oil and gas disputes. He represents clients in a wide range of industries, which includes construction, real estate, energy (upstream and downstream), oilfield services, financial services and heavy-equipment distribution.
While in law school, Will interned for the Honorable Frank Montalvo of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas and for the Honorable Reed O’Connor of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
Lending an inside perspective to his practice, Will worked as a landman for Chesapeake Energy Corporation and as a licensed commercial real estate broker for The Situs Companies prior to attending law school.
Recent Notable Matters
Triple Crown Energy LLC — successfully represented Triple Crown Energy and BCF Minerals as first chair in the jury trial in Tulsa, Oklahoma, involving a dispute with a land services broker over commissions related to several large mineral rights and leasehold acquisition projects; plaintiff sought over $2 million in connection with various contract and tort claims; after a week-long trial, the jury returned a verdict denying the plaintiff any commissions and rejecting all tort claims
Juno Energy, LLC — in Threshold Development Company v. Juno Energy, LLC, et al., as lead associate in representation our client in the trial of an eight-figure title dispute involving oil and gas properties in west Texas; on the second day of trial, Bracewell secured a successful settlement with one party, but continued the trial against the other remaining party; after a week-long bench trial, the judge ruled immediately after closing arguments that Juno had title to the property
Vopak Terminal Deer Park — in Vertical North America v. Vopak Terminal Deer Park, Inc., Vertical, a Brazilian ethanol trading company, asserted claims for breach of contract and fraud, and sought damages of $30 million plus punitives and attorney’s fees. Following dramatic revelations obtained by Bracewell from Vertical’s own witnesses and documents, Bracewell obtained the complete dismissal of the case one week before trial.
Group of investors — in Seigen Partners, Ltd, et al., v. Sharp, et al., as lead associate in representation of a group of investors in defunct company against former officers and executive and company
Publications and Speeches
“Adverse Possession In The Oil Patch,” Oil & Gas Financial Journal, December 8, 2016.
“From Classroom to Courtroom; Practical Tips to Help Prepare Associates for Their First Trial,” Texas Lawyer, October 1, 2016.