Who We Are

With nearly fifty years of experience between Tom Zabel and James Freeman representing oil, gas, and energy clients, Zabel Freeman is a small firm with a big clientele. From the individual client to Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 clients, Zabel Freeman represents each client with the same commitment to quality and advocacy. The firm's emphasis is on oil, gas, and energy litigation, including eminent domain, right-of-way, environmental, and real estate. Zabel Freeman has represented clients in the acquisition of thousands of miles of critical energy infrastructure in Texas including oil and gas pipelines, high voltage power lines, and drainage facilities for municipalities. Zabel Freeman's practice extends across Texas-from Paris to McAllen and El Paso to Orange- and nationally, representing clients on projects in Oklahoma, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and West Virginia. Tom and James have both testified in front of the Texas Legislature on multiple occasions on proposed energy and pipeline legislation, and have been frequent speakers at energy and pipeline forums and continuing legal education seminars.