Cabes, Robert L.

101 La Rue FranceSuite 200Lafayette, LA 70508

Updated: 08/21/2015


Mr. Cabes primary practice is in representation of independent and major oil and gas operators and landowners in all areas of Louisiana, including title opinions, contracts, representation before Office of Conservation and State Mineral Board; litigation in energy and related fields, as well as general commercial litigation, before state and federal courts in Louisiana.  He is also recognized as a top Energy Practitioner in Best Lawyers and SuperLawyers.

Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Natural Resources
  • Litigation


  • 20%

Representative Clients

  • Hilcorp Energy Co.
  • Tri-C Resources, LLC
  • Plains Pipeline Co.
  • BHP Billiton Petroleum


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1967
  • U.S. Federal Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana

Specialties and Certifications

  • Licensed Title Insurance Agent

Other Affiliations

  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • American Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • Louisiana State Bar Admissions Committee, 1982 - 1992 (Secretary and Examiner)
  • Hearing Committee for the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel (Chairman)


  • Best Lawyer
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers

Classes and Seminars

  • Mineral Law Symposiums, L.A. Mineral Law Institute, 1976 - 1993
  • Secretary and Examiner, L.A. State Bar Admissions Committee, 1982 - 1992


  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1967
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: Tulane Law Review, Member, Board of Student Editors
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1964
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Major: Economics

Office Information


101 La Rue FranceSuite 200Lafayette, LA 70508


  • 504-569-7001

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