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Jeff Reynolds Obtains Defense Verdict for Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc. in $19 Million Natural Gas Claim

Tellus Operating Group, LLC et al. vs. Texas Petroleum Investment Co., et al.; in the Circuit Court of Lamar County, Mississippi; Civil Action No.: 2004-307

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Tellus Operating Group, LLC et al. vs. Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc.; in the Circuit Court of Lamar County, Mississippi; Civil Action No.: 2007-3

Plaintiffs alleged Total stole natural gas through a well casing leak in a field located in Lamar County, Mississippi. Plaintiffs asked for $19 million in damages from Total and other Defendants. Plaintiffs were represented by the Butler Snow, the Baker Donelson and the Bryan Nelson law firms.

Jeffery P. Reynolds, P.A. represented Total in this lawsuit. The trial began on October 29, 2008. On December 19, 2008, the jury returned a defense verdict for Total, as well as for three other Defendants.

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“Jeffery is an excellent trial attorney who delivered great results for TOTAL E&P USA in a high stakes case. He has the ability to build a strong rapport with a jury and is a very persuasive and credible advocate. He works extremely well with experts in developing ways to deliver highly technical testimony at a level easily understood by jurors. I highly recommend him for any type of litigation!”
Thomas Ryan, Senior Counsel Compliance & Social Responsibility at Total S.A. (formerly General Counsel of TOTAL E&P USA, INC.)
“Jeff Reynolds and I were the lead trial lawyers representing co-defendants in a complex oil and gas case. Plaintiff sought $20 million in actual damages and punitive damages from the defendants. After an eight week trial, the jury found no liability on either defendant on all of Plaintiff’s claims. I was very impressed with Jeff. He is a tireless worker, who mentally digested a mountain of material so that he could counter every argument raised. He was thoroughly prepared for all of his witness examinations. He gave an excellent jury argument, and the jury loved his down home politeness and tie collection. I highly recommend Jeff Reynolds as a trial lawyer.”
Adam Schiffer, Schiffer Odom Hicks

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“There is no other lawyer I would rather have on my side than Jeff. I wish I could clone him.”
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