Hon. Glen M. Ashworth (Ret.)

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Hon. Glen M. Ashworth (Ret.) presided over hundreds of settlements and bench and jury trials during his 22 years of distinguished service on the 86th Judicial District Court. He is known for his ability to quickly grasp key issues and develop creative solutions for the resolution of the most complex matters. Widely recognized for his dedication and persistence in the most contentious disputes, Judge Ashworth has earned a reputation for fairness and independence. Since joining JAMS, Judge Ashworth has garnered extensive experience in the resolution of complex multi-party disputes in all areas of civil litigation.

Representative Energy Matters

Judge Ashworth’s extensive energy experience includes, but is not limited to:

  • Settlement of dispute between landowners and a major gas producer regarding acreage involved in royalty interests
  • Resolution of breach of contract claims between land man and oil company regarding a production override
  • Mediated bankruptcy claims by well operator claiming “down hole” negligence and damages by well servicing company
  • Resolved disputes between operators and working interest holders pursuant to Joint Operating Agreements
  • Arbitrated drafting disputes arising from sale of large independent oil and gas company to major gas producer
  • Mediated investor dispute involving the operation of a methane gathering facility
  • Handled landowner disputes with utility companies arising from condemnation proceedings
  • Mediated alleged “Ponzi” scheme claimed by multiple governmental agencies against oil and gas investment fund
  • Mediated several serious injury cases that involve wrongful death claims arising from oil field and drilling platform accidents
  • Handled several cases involving claims stemming from pipeline explosions
  • Chair of Tri-Partite Arbitration panel determining allocation of sale proceeds and forfeiture of interests arising from sale of large gas field by two production companies to major gas company
  • Chair of Tri-Partite Arbitration panel in lawsuit regarding contract dispute between general and limited partners and incentive unit holders of a billion dollar plus midstream oil and gas private equity fund
  • Arbitrated several claims arising from serious oilfield related injuries and wrongful deaths

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Selected as a Best Lawyer in Alternative Dispute Resolution/Mediation, D Magazine reader survey, 2011-2014
  • Co-Author of chapter, “Judicial Aspects of the Securitization Case,” Mortgage and Asset Backed Securities Litigation Handbook, Thompson West Publishing Company, 2008
  • Advanced Judicial Certificate, Texas College of Advanced Judicial Studies, 2004
  • Mediation Training, Course Director, Texas College of Advanced Judicial Studies, 1993 and 1997
  • Frequent Lecturer on Ethics, Trial Management, and Mediation, including for the Texas Center for the Judiciary and the Texas Association of Court Administrators

Background and Education

  • Senior District Judge, sitting by assignment, 2003-present
  • Judge, 86th District Court of Texas, 1981-2002
  • District Attorney, Kaufman County, Texas, 1978-1980
  • General practice, 1973-1978
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, 1973
  • B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1970

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