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Aimee Hess

Aimee Hess

Law Offices of Aimee Hess P.C.
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law, Real Estate Law
  • Texas
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Aimee serves clients throughout all of Texas. She concentrates her practice in the areas of oil and gas law (exclusively representing land owners and mineral owners in connection with testing agreements, surface agreements, oil and gas leases and pipeline or access easements), commercial real estate and water law. “One of the things I am passionate about”, Aimee says, “is assisting mineral and surface owners to make informed decisions about the future of their land and mineral assets, and in being good stewards of their land, both for themselves and for their heirs”.

Aimee was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. The oldest of nine children, she was raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Chicago, Illinois and Detroit, Michigan. She graduated from Marian High School in Birmingham, Michigan, with honors. She graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in Economics. She spent a year in graduate studies in economics at SMU, and then attended Southern Methodist University Law School. While in law school, she was a law clerk for the Texas Attorney General’s Office and wrote for the Southwestern Law Journal.

After graduation from law school in 1977, Aimee joined a large Dallas law firm and became a partner in 1978. In 1981, she began her own firm, Law Offices of Aimee Hess P.C. She is currently admitted to practice before the Texas Supreme Court, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Courts in the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts. She is a member of the Oil and Gas Law, Construction Law, Real Estate Law and Animal Law Sections of the Texas Bar.

Aimee and her husband Carl, a petroleum engineer, enjoy sailing, hiking, kayaking, windsurfing and finding homes for abused and orphaned dogs and parrots, many of whom have found their “forever home” with them.

Practice Areas
    Energy, Oil & Gas Law
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Easements, Water Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Water Law
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Aimee customarily uses task-based, fixed "a la carte" fees in her practice, so that clients are aware of all fees and costs up front.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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5th Circuit
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Texas Supreme Court
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U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts
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U.S. District Courts in the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts
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  • English
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Aimee Hess P.C.
- Current
Besing Baker & Glast
Law Clerk
Texas Attorney General
Law Clerk
Southern Methodist University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Southern Methodist University
B.A. (1972) | Economics
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 09548500
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Activities: Oil and Gas Law, Construction Law, Real Estate Law and Animal Law Sections
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Websites & Blogs
Aimee Hess' Website Profile
Texas Oil and Gas Attorney Blog
Legal Answers
52 Questions Answered
Q. I signed solar panel purchase and installation agreement that has a couple issues and want to see if it's still binding
A: Whether these issues will invalidate the contract depends on the language in the rest of the contract and how the law of the state where you live applies.
Q. Can I sue based on Liberty's actions: I had a gas lease agreement to which liberty Utilities fails to provide any notice
A: I assume that since you reference a utility company that the agreement you have with them is an easement. It's unusual for a utility easement to require advance notice to the land owner to come on vacant land to do work, and especially if the utility believes the work may be needed for a safety issue. At any rate, the best place to determine what your rights are in response to a violation of the agreement is the language of the agreement itself. If the easement or contract does not give you any rights, you might contact the Texas Public Utilities Commission to see if they can be of assistance. If that does not work, then you will need to consult an attorney to determine if there are any court cases or statutes that provide remedies for you.
Q. What if an oil company slant drilled on your property from another property 60 years ago in Oklahoma. Is it actionable
A: All states have statutes of limitations that prohibit bringing a claim after a certain number of years. You should contact an Oklahoma oil and gas attorney to determine what statute of limitations applies in your case. The answer will probably depend on a number of factors, such as: 1) when you discovered this; 2) whether the well is still producing; 3) whether a petroleum engineer's opinion can conclude that the wellbore is actually producing from mineral reservoirs under your property; and 4) whether there is some kind of unit designation in place.
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Contact & Map
Aimee Hess P.C.
6967 S E County Rd 2385
Streetman, TX 75859
Toll-Free: (888) 818-5880
Telephone: (214) 236-9936
Fax: (888) 818-5860
Monday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 4 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed