Patton, David

David Patton


Partner

 

Overview

David Patton is Co-Chair of the Firm's Energy Practice Group. He has over 40 years of experience in various legal aspects of the oil and gas industry, including acquisitions and sales of assets or equity interests, drafting and negotiating leases, contracts, and agreements related to field operations. David has represented clients in connection with surface use conflicts, day to day exploration and development activities, and the resolution of oil and gas disputes. He is a frequent speaker on oil and gas issues and is active in the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the State Bar of Texas.

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of the Global Restructuring Review 100
  • Recipient, 2018 Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law
  • Named, 2018 Lifetime Achievement Honoree by Texas Lawyer
  • Recipient, Locke Lord Houston Office’s Zivley Award for outstanding contributions to the Firm, office and community
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Named to Houston Business Journal's "Who's Who in Energy" (2013, 2015 and 2016)
  • Sustaining Life Member, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Named, 2012 Houston Oil & Gas Law Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
  • Named, Nationwide Leader, Energy: Oil & Gas (Transactional), Chambers USA's Leading Lawyers in America
  • Named, The Best Lawyers in America, Oil and Gas Law (2010-2020)
  • Selected as a Texas Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine (2011-2013 and 2016-2019)
  • Program Chair, State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section 75th Anniversary Celebration (October 2013)
  • Program Chair, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation 59th Annual Institute, Spokane, Washington (July 2013)
  • Program Chair, Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute, University of Texas, (2009 & 2011)
  • Planning Committee, Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute, University of Texas (2009 - 2019)
  • Planning Committee, State Bar of Texas Advanced Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Course (2008 - 2018)
  • Executive Committee, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (2009 - 2011)
  • State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section
    • Chair (2014 - 2015)
    • Chair Elect (2013 - 2014)
    • Vice Chair (2012 - 2013)
    • Secretary (2011 - 2012)
    • Treasurer (2010 - 2011)
    • Council (2007 - 2014)
  • Editor, State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section Report (2009 - 2010)
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Trustee, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (representing State Bar of Texas, 2009 - 2017); (2003 - 2006, at large)
  • Other RMMLF Activities:
    • Chair, Site Selection Committee
    • Member Special Institutes Committee
    • Chairman, Houston Regional Planning Committee, Annual Institutes (2002 - 2017)
    • Oil & Gas Co-Chairman, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Annual Institute (2004)
  • Advisory Director, Center for American and International Law
  • Member, Advisory Board of the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Board of Directors, DXP Enterprises, Inc.
  • Director, South Texas Chapter, Federal Bar Association (2002 - 2005)
  • Member, Board of Litigation of Mountain States Legal Foundation (2006 - 2008)

Community Leadership

  • Past Chairman, Baseball USA
  • Past President, Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association