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David Patton

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David Patton has more than 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, pipeline and plant 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. David is Chair Emeritus of Locke Lord’s Energy Practice Group.


Partner since 1983.

Professional Memberships

Past Chair, State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section; Advisory Board, Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law; Trustee, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.


University of Houston Law Center (JD, 1977); The University of Texas at Austin (BA, 1973).