Timothy J. Jacquet practices oil and gas law. During the past 30 years, he has worked on a wide range of energy-related matters, including exploration and production agreements, drilling, service, and offshore construction contracts, operating and other land agreements, property acquisition and divestiture transactions, oil and gas marketing transactions, commercial and royalty disputes, and regulatory issues and proceedings.

A significant portion of Mr. Jacquet’s practice focuses on deep water drilling and major offshore infrastructure projects in the Gulf of Mexico.

Mr. Jacquet received his B.A. degree from Rice University in 1977 and his J.D. degree, with Honors, from University of Texas at Austin in 1980. He is licensed to practice law in Louisiana and Texas and before various U.S. Courts of Appeal.

Mr. Jacquet has served as the Chair of the Royalty Task Force of the Domestic Petroleum Council (now known as the American Exploration & Production Council), a trade association of large independent U.S. oil and gas companies. In that role, he was responsible for interfacing with other industry trade associations and congressional and agency staff regarding proposed federal energy legislation and with advising association members regarding legislative and litigation matters relating to federal royalties. He has also been an active member of the American Petroleum Institute Subcommittee on Exploration & Production Law and a director and officer of the New Orleans Chapter of the Energy Bar Association.


Year Admitted to Practice

  • 1980 (Texas)
  • 1992 (Louisiana)


  • Rice University, B.A. 1977
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with Honors 1980

Bar Admissions

  • All Louisiana and Texas state and federal courts
  • United States Courts of Appeal for various circuits