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, due diligence, acquisition and divestiture of oil and gas properties, contract negotiation and drafting, and other transactional matters, as well as dispute resolution and litigation.
Jimmy’s real estate practice includes issuing title insurance and closing commercial and residential real estate transactions as a fee attorney for Independence Title.
Jimmy’s business and commercial practice includes representing banks and other lenders in commercial lending matters such as asset-based lending, secured and unsecured commercial lending, and other commercial financing projects. He also represents individuals and businesses, counseling them on various contractual matters, assisting them with mergers and acquisitions, and assisting with numerous other business transactions.
Before co-founding Dupuis & Polozola, Jimmy was a shareholder in the Lafayette, LA office of Liskow & Lewis. He received a Bachelor of Science in 1994 from University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a Master of Science in 1998 from University of Memphis, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence 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, Colorado, and Kansas.
Jimmy is a member of various organizations, including the Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership, Woodlands Chamber of Commerce, AAPL, HAPL, NHAPL, and other local landman groups, and Texas Land Title Association. He is a regular speaker at various professional organizations, including the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. Jimmy 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.