Laura Shoemaker

Associate

laura.shoemaker@bakerbotts.com

Houston

P: +1.713.229.1860 F: +1.713.229.7860
Laura Shoemaker

Laura Shoemaker is a trial attorney who represents plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts as well as in international and domestic arbitrations. She focuses her practice on energy litigation and a broad range of tort litigation, including fraud, business torts, and personal injury cases.

Laura has experience in all stages of litigation, including pre-litigation assessment of risk, filing or answering a lawsuit, serving and responding to discovery, taking depositions (of both corporate representative and fact witnesses), arguing pre-trial motions, briefing dispositive motions, mediation, trial, and appeals.

Related Experience

Energy Litigation

  • Energy company in federal class action lawsuit brought by royalty interest owners
  • Energy company in ICC arbitration involving oil and gas accounting issues
  • Multiple international and national energy companies on force majeure contract issues and related litigation risks under Texas law
  • International energy company in post-closing contract dispute
  • Energy company in title dispute involving interpretation of various assignment documents

Tort Litigation

  • Global energy client as a second chair in an arbitration involving fraud and breach of contract claims against contractor (presented witnesses on direct examination and cross-examined adverse witnesses)
  • National telecommunications client as second chair in various personal injury suits
  • National energy company in tortious interference and fraudulent transfer cases in state and federal courts
  • Commercial manufacturer in lawsuit involving alleged water code violations after Hurricane Harvey

Pro Bono

  • Co-chaired bench trial on adverse possession case

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