Paul Westbrook is a broadly experienced, effective, and practical Oil and Gas lawyer. He has represented clients in a variety of aspects of Oil and Gas Law during his 21-year career. His current energy practice includes a wide array of oil and gas issues, including title examination, acquisitions and divestitures, due diligence, exploration, production, development, operations, and regulatory issues, as well as oil and gas litigation in a variety of contexts and jurisdictions. He has experience involving lease and mineral interest disputes, operating agreements, participation agreements, farmouts, areas of mutual interest, easements, pooling and unitization issues and disputes, royalty disputes, and compulsory unitization proceedings, among others.

Paul is licensed and actively practicing in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. He is a member of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Energy Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association, the Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen, Fort Worth Wildcatters, the Energy and Natural Resources Section of the State Bar of Oklahoma, the Eastern Mineral Law Foundation, and a Life Fellow of the Tarrant County Bar Foundation and Texas Bar Foundation.

Admitted to Practice

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Oklahoma
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania
  • State Bar of West Virginia
  • State Bar of Ohio
  • State Bar of New Mexico


  • Juris Doctorate, Baylor University (cum laude)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Accounting, The University of Texas at Arlington (cum laude)

Publications and Presentations

  • Author and Presenter, Joint Operating Agreements: Recent Developments and Horizontal Modifications – 2014 AAPL Southwest Land Institute in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Author and Presenter, A Practical Comparison of Texas and New Mexico Oil and Gas Law – 2017 FWAPL Membership Education Session in Fort Worth, Texas

Additional Highlights

  • Top Attorney in Oil and Gas Law by 360 West Magazine (2018)
  • Top Attorney by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2007, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2016)
  • Planning Committee Member and Presenter, State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Mineral Title Examination (2014-2016)
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