Houston’s Caldwell Boudreaux Recognized Globally, Nationally by Chambers

Legal 500 also recognizes firm for oil and gas pipeline regulatory work

Press Release

HOUSTON – The Houston-based oil and gas pipeline law boutique Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC has earned global and national recognition in the authoritative Chambers and Partners 2017 guides based on the firm’s regulatory and litigation work.

The firm and its co-founder Charles Caldwell are included in the Chambers Global 2017 guide where Mr. Caldwell isdescribed as “one of the best and most experienced lawyers dealing with liquid pipeline regulation in the country.” Mr. Caldwell is given a top Band 1 ranking, and the firm received a Band 2 ranking.

In the U.S. guide, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, firm co-founder Michelle Boudreaux and lawyers Henry May and Bert Tabor are also recognized along with Mr. Caldwell.

Chambers says the firm “excels in pipeline work” and “offers pipeline owners a fantastically deep understanding” of how to manage federal and state regulatory issues. One source describes the firm as “phenomenal on oil pipelines.”

In the U.S. edition, Mr. Caldwell isdescribed as a “market leader in the liquid pipeline space.… He has exceptional experience litigating sophisticated cases.” Ms. Boudreaux, who handles complicated litigation and regulatory work, is described by one client as "super-smart: she knows the regulations off the top of her head.”

Special Counsel Henry May is recommended by a peer as "a top-flight, top-quality lawyer" with extensive experience dealing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Firm Partner Bert Tabor is particularly noted for his Alaska pipelines practice and expertise in ratemaking proceedings. 

London-based Chambers and Partners is recognized as perhaps the most prestigious ranking service in business law, basing selections on client feedback and independent research of law firms in 190 countries. Learn more about the firm from Chambers USA at

In addition, the firm is being recognized in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500, another respected global guide to law firms, for Caldwell Boudreaux’s oil and gas regulatory work. The guide says the firm is “known for its strong contentious and non-contentious oil pipeline and regulatory practice.”

The Legal 500 highlights firms providing “the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel” and is based on research from journalists and lawyers.

Houston-based Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC is an oil and natural gas pipeline law firm that combines a deep bench of highly experienced energy attorneys with the nimbleness of a small firm. The firm’s attorneys have spent years helping companies in the pipeline industry successfully navigate the maze of state and federal energy regulations. They bring an unrivaled breadth of experience to each regulatory issue, transaction, and development project, providing clients with up-to-date understandings of critical regulatory developments. Learn more at

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