Primary Industries

Industry Associations

  • Institute for Energy Law, Advisory Board Member
  • Institute for Energy Law, Oilfield Services Committee, Vice Chair
  • Houston Producer's Forum, Member 
  • Oilfield Christian Fellowship, Member
  • Independent Petroleum Association of America, Emerging Leader

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern and Northern Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

Houston Young Lawyers Foundation, Board Member 

Christian Legal Society

Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow

Houston Young Lawyers Association, Member

Houston Bar Association – Energy Law Section, Council Member

Community Involvement

AF&AM, Holland Lodge

Grace Bible Church

New Canaan Society

Toolbox Ministries

Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

Education

Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Schreiner University, B.A., cum laude

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Andrew W. Bell

Associate
Houston
T: 713.422.2121
F: 713.383.6151

Andrew Bell is an associate in M&R’s Houston office and member of the firm’s Commercial & Business Litigation Practice Group. A dynamic litigator, Andrew’s experience includes complex royalty and mineral interest cases and representing upstream oilfield companies in contractual, commercial and catastrophic personal injury disputes, including surface and downhole tool incidents.

Beyond the oil and gas space, Andrew works on a range of other matters. For all of his clients, Andrew drafts pleadings and discovery, handles depositions and discovery responses, argues motions (including dispositive and pre-trial motions), and is tasked with comprehensive trial preparation. As for his law and motion work, Andrew’s success on summary judgment resulted in the defeat of claims that subjected his clients to nine-figure exposure, in the aggregate.

Recognized as a Best Lawyers in America: One to Watch by virtue of his litigation prowess, Andrew earned his law degree from Texas A&M University School of Law, with magna cum laude honors. There, he was also awarded the State Bar of Texas Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and was inducted into the Order of Barristers for his performance in the San Diego Criminal Procedure and the American Bar Association Moot Court Competitions.

Representative Matters

Energy Litigation/Personal Injury: Successfully defeated claims on summary judgment for a major exploration and production company in a personal injury matter arising out of a drilling rig that collapsed and fell on the plaintiff during a rig move.

Energy Litigation/Personal Injury: Successfully defeated claims on summary judgment for a major exploration and production company in a personal injury matter arising out of a drilling rig floor that collapsed and fell on the plaintiff’s head while performing reworking operations.

Energy Litigation/Personal Injury: Successfully defeated claims on summary judgment for a major exploration and production company in a personal injury matter arising out of a winch cable that became dislodged and severed the fingers of an employee of the drilling contractor.

Energy Litigation/Personal Injury: Successfully defeated claims on summary judgment for an operating company in West Texas in a personal injury matter arising out of a mud logger’s fall through an open hatch while working on a mud pit.

Energy Litigation/Personal Injury: Successfully defeated claims on summary judgment for a major supplier of industrial gas and equipment in a personal injury matter arising out of a motor vehicle collision where the driver was alleged to have been an employee of the defendant.

Energy Litigation: Successfully compelled arbitration for an energy consulting company in a wage and employment discrimination lawsuit.