Francisco Escobar-Calderon

Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

United States
T:+1 713 651 5614
United States
T:+1 713 651 5614
Francisco Escobar-Calderon

Francisco Escobar-Calderon

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Francisco Escobar-Calderon is an energy litigation lawyer based in our Houston office.  Francisco primarily represents energy companies in a broad range of matters, including royalty disputes, class actions, and complex commercial litigation, with copyright, general commercial, and personal injury experience. 

Francisco has experience in all phases of litigation, from pre-suit investigation, discovery, depositions, trial preparation, negotiation, trials, and appeal.  In particular, Francisco's experience includes managing discovery in complex commercial litigation, preparing and responding to discovery requests, and supervising teams of document review attorneys.  He also regularly drafts and assists with drafting motions and other written submissions, including dispositive motions, pre-trial, and post-trial briefing. 

Francisco practices in state and federal court, as well as before arbitral panels.  He joined Norton Rose Fulbright in 2019 and is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the District of Colorado, and the State of Texas.

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JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, The University of Alabama School of Law, 2019
BA, University Honors, Political Science, The University of Alabama, 2016

During law school, Francisco was an Articles Editor for Alabama Law Review. 

  • Texas State Bar

Co-author, Texas Supreme Court Holds That Oil and Gas Royalties Are Owed on More Than Gross Proceeds Under Unique "Proceeds Plus" Lease Provision, Oil & Gas E-Report, June 2023.

Co-author, BlueStone v. Randle: Supreme Court of Texas Holds that Producer Could Not Deduct Post-Production Costs when "Gross Value Received" Royalty Clause Controlled, and Must Pay Royalty on Off-Lease Use of Gas Not Covered by "Free Use" Lease Fuel ClauseOil & Gas E-Report, June 2021.

Co-author, Texas Cases Reject Claims that Royalties are Owed on Off-Lease Use of Gas Where Leases Contain a "Free-Use" Lease Fuel Clause and an "at the Well" Royalty Clause, Oil & Gas E-Report, March 2022.  

  • Order of the Coif
  • Houston Young Lawyer's Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Litigation Section, Texas Bar
  • Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section, Texas Bar
  • Spanish