Jacqueline Hyatt

Jacqueline Hyatt


Email: jhyatt@williamsweese.com
Phone: (303) 861-2828

Energy and Natural Resources


Jacqueline Hyatt is a litigation, regulatory and natural resources attorney.  Jacqueline represents clients in litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters involving energy, oil and gas, water, federal lands, mining, and environmental issues.

Jacqueline routinely advises clients on complex oil and gas and natural resource matters, both as a counselor and a litigator.  She has litigated complex natural resource matters in state and federal agencies, and in trial and appellate courts.  She has experience with: surface use agreements, mineral trespass allegations, mining agreements, mineral leases, operating agreements, pooling issues, surface development matters, lease termination disputes, oil and gas royalties, multiple mineral development conflicts, surface ownership payments, mineral title, eminent domain, exploration agreements, and other upstream and midstream issues.  Jacqueline handles all stages of natural resources litigation, including discovery, motions practice, hearings, trials, and appeals in state, tribal, and federal courts.

Jacqueline has handled transactional matters, including drafting oil and gas lease assignments, purchase and sale agreements, master service agreements, solar leases, participation agreements, and due diligence memoranda for asset and equity transactions.  Jacqueline also managed general corporate maintenance matters that include formation, conversion, foreign authorization, bylaws, consents, employment agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.

Prior to joining the firm, Jacqueline served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Bobby R. Baldock of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2017-2019).  She is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, where her scholarship focused on water sourcing and disposal regulations in hydraulic fracturing operations.  Jacqueline has particular facility with oil and gas, land, and energy industry practices given her work prior to law school as an oil and gas landman in New Mexico.

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2017
    Senior Articles Editor, Houston Journal of International Law
  • B.A., Lewis and Clark College, 2011
Bar and Court Admissions
New Mexico
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Publications and Awards
  • Annual Oil and Gas Law Update—Texas and the West, 70 Rocky Mt. Min. L. Inst. (2024) (forthcoming).
  • Jacqueline Hyatt, The Energy-Water Nexus: Water Regulation in Mexico in the Wake of Hydrocarbon Reform, 39 HOUS. J. INT’L L. 695 (2017).
  • National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Semifinalist (2017)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star Award (2023 & 2024)
Community Involvement
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Associate Board (Secretary—2022-2023; Board Liaison—2023-2024)

Our Location

1801 California Street, Suite 3400
Denver, Colorado 80202

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Phone 303.861.2828
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