Lonnie C. Hobbs
Of Counsel
(281) 203-5758
Office: The Woodlands
J.D. Texas Tech School of Law
B.A. McMurry University
Licensure: TX
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Lonnie Hobbs focuses his practice in the area of energy law. He is an experienced trial attorney and in-house counsel. He began his career as a trial lawyer and tried cases for twelve years in the Permian Basin area of west Texas. For sixteen years, he served as in-house counsel for Key Energy Services, Inc., where he managed the litigation section as Vice President of Litigation and Contracts. He also served as Vice President of fluid management and trucking operations for one year of his tenure. Mr. Hobbs initiated, formed, and led Key’s contracts department in coordination with the risk management, credit, operations, business development, and accounting departments.

Work Experience

2017 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2010-2016 Vice President Litigation and Contracts, Key Energy Services, Inc.
2009-2010 Vice President Fluids, Key Energy Services, Inc.
2005-2008 Vice President Litigation, Key Energy Services, Inc.
2000-2004 Associate General Counsel, Key Energy Services, Inc.
1994-2000 Lonnie Hobbs Law Office
1990-1994 Lynch, Chappell & Alsup, P.C.
1988-1990 Fred M. Jones, P.C.

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, “Your OSHA Citation Record: The Hidden Costs," Ogletree Deakins’ Workplace Safety Symposium, Chicago, IL 2015

Speaker, “Drafting Master Service Agreements,” Association of Well Service Companies Winter Meeting, Tucson, AZ 2014

Key Experience

Represented insureds and insurers in personal injury matters
Defended drilling companies, service companies, and exploration and production companies in oilfield indemnity lawsuits
Served as in-house counsel for leading well services company overseeing litigation management

Memberships & Awards

Texas State Bar
U.S. Federal Courts in the Northern and Southern Districts of Texas
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Houston Bar Association