Joshua L. Swain





Joshua L. Swain

  • State Bar of Texas, 2008.
  • Law Clerk to Mark Hatten, Partner at Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP (2007).
  • Landman at Maverick Land Services, Inc. (2008 – 2009).
  • Associate at Flowers * Davis, PLLC (2009 – 2012).
  • Board Certified – Oil, Gas & Mineral Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.


  • Master of Business Administration, Letourneau University, 2013
  • Juris Doctor, Texas A&M University School of Law, 2007
  • Psychology, B.S., Letourneau University, 2005

Representative Experience

  • Counsels energy clients on a variety of day-to-day issues relating to leasing, drilling, production, and operation of their oil and gas properties.
  • Represents exploration and production companies in the acquisition and divestiture of producing assets and undeveloped acreage.
  • Represents clients in the negotiation and preparation of a vast array of mineral development documents, including purchase & sale agreements, leases, assignments, title curative documents, farmouts, joint operating agreements, participation agreements, and surface use agreements.
  • Prepares drilling, supplemental, leasehold, acquisition, and division order title opinions covering acreage throughout Texas.
  • Advises operators and non-operators on their rights, duties, and obligations under joint operating agreements and joint development agreements.
  • Conducts due diligence on behalf of clients acquiring both producing and non-producing acreage.

Professional Activities, Memberships & Affiliations

  • Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section and Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Adjunct Professor, Letourneau University, American Constitutional Law (2012 – Present)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Gregg County Bar Association
  • American Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen

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