Aimee Hebert's practice focuses on oil and gas litigation both at the trial level and the appellate level. An experienced litigator and appellate practitioner, Aimee has represented clients in cases covering a wide variety of oil and gas topics, including lease maintenance, servitude maintenance, implied obligations, royalty payments, and operating agreements. She has twice been recognized by Chambers USA as an up-and-comer in the areas of Energy and Natural Resources Law. Aimee frequently writes and speaks on oil and gas topics. She authored Chapter 7, Oil and Gas Leases - Classifications and Consequences, in Louisiana Mineral Law Treatise (Patrick H. Martin ed., Claitor's Publishing Division, 2012) and has been invited to speak on oil and gas topics by various industry groups including the Louisiana Mineral Law Institute, Professional Landman's Association of New Orleans (PLANO), the Lafayette Association of Petroleum Landmen, and the Women's Energy Network. Aimee has served on the boards of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA), PLANO, and the New Orleans Chapter of the Energy Bar Association.
Prior to joining Gordon Arata, Aimee practiced with a firm in Lafayette, Louisiana and was one of a team of attorneys who taught Mineral Law at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as a required course for its Professional Land & Resource Management Program. Aimee then clerked for the Honorable W. Eugene Davis of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals from 2002-2003 and joined Gordon Arata in 2003.
Aimee received her B.G.S. from Louisiana State University in 1995 and her J.D. from Louisiana State University in 1998. While in law school, Aimee was a winner of the 1998 Robert Lee Tullis Moot Court Competition and served on the Moot Court Board from 1997-1998. After graduation, she was inducted into the Paul M. Hebert Hall of Fame.
- Represented clients in a two week jury trial in which clients claimed the right to an assignment of overriding royalties, resulting in a full recovery for the clients
- Successfully defended client in trial of claim for breach of the implied obligation to protect from drainage, resulting in no recovery for plaintiff
- Represented clients in trial to declare property boundary, resulting in favorable decision for clients
- Member of appellate team involved in securing United States Fifth Circuit decision that pre-suit demand is required in royalty class actions
- Represented clients in the seminal case involving the constitutionality of Act 312 of 2006
- Participated in numerous mediations involving oil and gas issues, such as interpretation of contracts, property boundaries, and insurance coverage resulting in favorable settlement for clients
- Secured numerous dismissals of claims against clients through preliminary motion practice
- Represented clients in meetings with the Louisiana Mineral Board
Articles Authored...49th Annual Mineral on Law Institute "Restrictions on Assignment (Consent to Assign, Preferential Right to Purchase and Maintenance of Uniform Interest Provisions)"54th Annual Mineral on Law Institute "A Review of Selected Lease Clauses"Back to the Basics: Select Topics Under the Louisiana Mineral Lease Law