James H. Niu


James H. Niu

Bar Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law
  • Asian American Bar Association of Houston
  • Houston Bar Association – Oil, Gas & Mineral Law


  • J.D. University of Houston Law Center (2012)
  • B.A. University of Texas at Austin (2009)

James H. Niu


Licensed in:

  • Texas

James Niu is a licensed attorney in Texas and focuses his practice on Energy Law (Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy) and Litigation, as well as assisting international clients with their emergence into the U.S. energy market.

Since 2013, James has consulted and assisted on oil and gas transactions in excess of $25 billion.  His oil and gas experience includes writing title opinions, working directly with business development teams, private equity start-ups, corporate boards, and land departments to provide acquisition and divestiture due diligence, new entity startup and implementation of land departments, and best practices.  James has significant experience with assisting companies on leasing, title, and mineral buying projects.

His litigation experience includes representing energy clients and finding successful resolutions to vendor contractual disputes, landowner disputes, employment non-compete issues, and collections. James leverages creative problem solving not only in obtaining solutions in the courtroom, but outside of it as well in pursuit of the most efficient solutions for his clients.

James also serves as outside General Counsel for a number of independent oil and gas producers in Texas, with assets in all the major production basins in the continental United States. He is experienced in advising clients on all aspects of oil and gas operations and regulatory compliance.

James graduated from University of Houston Law Center and was the Energy Editor of the Houston Journal of International Law. He is a Certified Professional Landman (CPL) and a current member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).

James enjoys living and working in Houston where he volunteers and supports the local community through Houston Volunteer Attorneys.

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