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Rebecca Cousins Brightwell

Rebecca Cousins Brightwell

Rebecca C. Brightwell, PLLC (Litigation, Family, Estates, Oil/Gas, Criminal)
  • Environmental Law, Personal Injury, Energy, Oil & Gas Law ...
  • Texas
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Practice Areas
    Environmental Law
    Personal Injury
    Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Energy, Oil & Gas Law
    Utilities
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Theft
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Bankruptcy
    Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    Real Estate Law
    Easements, Eminent Domain, Land Use & Zoning, Water Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Agricultural Law
    Asbestos & Mesothelioma
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
    DUI & DWI
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Public Utility
  • Negotiating Oil and Gas Leases
  • Negotiating Landowner Surface Use Agreements with Oil/Gas Companies
  • Negotiating Pipeline Right of Ways and Easements
  • Representation at Railroad Commission for Royalty Owners/Landowners
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Maximum of 30 minutes per consultation regarding your statement of facts and important details to evaluate situation on a case by case basis. If retainer is necessary, attorney will provide fee assessment after consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Processing fee of 3% of retainer is applied.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingency cases are taken at 40% contingency fee for payment of attorney's fees.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Credit cards are accepted - VISA, MASTERCARD, AMEX.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24035562
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Professional Experience
Attorney At Law
Rebecca C. Brightwell, PLLC
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I am a solo practitioner in Lufkin, Texas serving the great East Texas area. After graduating from Baylor Law School in 2002, I started my practice at a local defense firm, Fenley & Bate, LLP focusing on litigation experience involving automobile accidents, major trucking accidents, asbestos, and oil/gas litigation. In 2007, I opened my practice focusing on landowner/mineral owner rights, OGML, pipeline right of ways, environmental, agricultural litigation matters. Family law, custody disputes, adoption, and termination of parental rights is also a primary practice component, as well as, estate planning, trusts, probate, and administration of estates. Litigation in and out of the courtroom has been part of my practice since leaving Baylor. I practice in Panola, Shelby, San Augustine, Sabine, Nacogdoches, Cherokee, Rusk, Angelina, Polk, & Trinity Counties but will consider other locations depending on the case. With over 20 years of experience - Let me help you with your legal needs.
Junior Partner
Skelton Slusher Barnhill Watkins Wells, PLLC
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Primarily practiced oil and gas energy law focusing on oil and gas negotiations, landowner disputes, surface use agreements, pipeline right of ways. Creation of LLCs, partnerships, corporations and other business entities. Representation of oil and gas companies at RRC including SWD owners, interest holders. Representation in environmental cases with TCEQ and other regulatory entities. Representation of water districts throughout East Texas. Focused on contested guardianships, contested estates in probates between beneficiaries and family law cases. Adoptions, terminations, child custody, and divorces in the greater East Texas area.
Associate Attorney
Fenley & Bate, LLP
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Associate Attorney working with Managing Partners on litigation defense cases involving auto accidents, major trucking accidents including fatalities, oil and gas accidents, business litigation contract disputes, oil/gas negotiations involving leases, pipelines, surface use agreements, and family law cases. Aggressive motion practice with high success and trial experience in State and Federal Court.
Summer Clerk
Fairchild Price Thomas Haley, LLP
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Assist with case management, pleadings, preparation of witnesses, research case law, attend trials with Partners on medical malpractice cases, trucking accidents, and environmental claims including asbestos litigation.
Summer Clerk
Shelby County/San Augustine County Judicial District Court
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Judicial Summer Clerk for Judge Charles Mitchell and Judge Guy Griffin. Assist in developing the Indigent Legal Defense Program for Criminal Defendants.
Legislative Aide/Researcher
Office of the Speaker - Texas House of Representatives
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Legislative Aide and Research Assistant for the Office of Speaker, Pete Laney, with the Texas House of Representatives.
Education
Baylor Law School
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) (2002) | Litigation
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University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (1998) | Government & Psychology
Honors: Plan II Honors
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Professional Associations
Southern District of Texas (US DISTRICT COURTS)
Member
Current
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Eastern District of Texas (US DISTRICT COURTS)
Member
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 24035562
Member
- Current
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Certifications
Admitted to Practice
5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Admitted to Practice
Southern District of Texas (US DISTRICT COURTS)
Admitted to Practice
Eastern District of Texas (US DISTRICT COURTS)
Contact & Map
Rebecca C. Brightwell, PLLC
101 South First Street
Lufkin, TX 75901
Telephone: (936) 888-2500
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 12 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed