James Dupuis (Jimmy) is the Managing Partner of the Texas office, having co-founded the firm with Kyle Polozola in 2010. His practice focuses on oil and gas law, real estate, and business and commercial law.
Jimmy’s oil and gas practice includes title examination on properties in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Colorado, due diligence in connection with the acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas assets, contract negotiation and drafting, and other related transactional matters for upstream E&P companies.
Jimmy also handles real estate and business matters, including representing banks and businesses in connection with commercial real estate transactions. He also represents individuals and businesses, counseling them on general business issues, mergers and acquisitions, and various other business transactions.
Before co-founding Dupuis & Polozola, Jimmy was a shareholder in the Lafayette, LA office of Liskow & Lewis. He received a B.S in 1994 from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, an M.S. in 1998 from University of Memphis, and a J.D. in 2001 from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Louisiana Law Review. Jimmy is licensed to practice law in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Colorado.
Jimmy is a member of various professional organizations, including AAPL, NHAPL, HAPL, LAPL, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership, and Woodlands Chamber of Commerce. He is a regular speaker at various professional organizations, including the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and several local landman organizations. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he teaches a course section on petroleum land management, and at Washburn University Law School, Topeka, Kansas, where he participates in a course on mineral title examination. He also serves as an Assistant Examiner for the Louisiana Committee on Bar Admissions.