Michael E. Riddick

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Mr. Riddick is a Director and immediate past President. His practice is primarily in oil and gas business transactions, and 20 percent of Mr. Riddick's practice is devoted to litigation. Mr. Riddick is a member of the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute Advisory Council and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® for his expertise in Oil & Gas Law and Energy Law. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Tensas Delta Exploration Company. Mr. Riddick received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1980 and his J.D. from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU in 1984. At the Law Center, he was a member of Order of the Coif and Moot Court Board. He was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1984 and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Western District, Middle District and Eastern District of Louisiana; United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Riddick is a Director of the firm and may be reached at (318) 934-0264.
Areas Of Practice
Oil & Gas/ Energy Law, Business Transactions, Commercial Litigation
Bar Admissions
Louisiana, 1984 U.S. Courts: U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
Louisiana State University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1984 J.D. Honors: Order of the Coif, Moot Court Board Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1980 B.S. Major: Chemical Engineering Rice University, Houston, Texas, 1977
Membership and Honors
Memberships American Bar Association Louisiana State Bar Association American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Member Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen, Member Honors Order of the Coif Moot Court Board Best Lawyers in America 2016 and 2017: Energy Law and Oil and Gas Law
Representative Cases
Questar Exploration and Production Co. v. Woodard Villa, Inc., 123 So.3d 734 (La. App. 2d Cir 2013) Ross v. Enervest Operating, L.L.C. 119 So.3d 943 (La.App. 2d Cir. 2013) Guy v. Empress, LLC, 193 So.3d 177 (La.App. 2d Cir. 2016) Mobil Oil Exploration and Producing Southeast, Inc. v. F.E.R.C., 885 F.2d 209 (5th Cir. 1989)