D. Bradley Gibbs

D. Bradley Gibbs

Of Counsel
Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
713-229-0360
Email:
D. Bradley (“Brad”) Gibbs practices in the firm's downtown Houston office. His practice involves advising clients regarding due diligence, complex mineral titles, pooling issues, lease analysis, joint operating agreements, surface use issues and title curative. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, North Dakota and Kansas (currently inactive). Mr. Gibbs is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Section of the State Bar of Texas, the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), and the Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL). He received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 2011 where he was an editor for the Houston Journal of International Law, and received multiple awards for excellence in legal research and writing, including the HJIL Writing Award for an Outstanding Comment on a Topic in International Law.

Areas of Practice

  • 90% Oil, Gas and Energy Law
  • 10% Probate and Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011
  • Kansas, 2012
  • North Dakota, 2012

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 2011
  • Texas State University in San Marcos
    • Bachelor of Science in Technology cum laude - 2003
    • Honors: Dean's List

Published Works

  • D. Bradley Gibbs, Future Relations between the United States and Japan: Article 9 and the Remilitarization of Japan, 33 HOUS. J. INT’L L. 137 (2010)
  • D. Bradley Gibbs, The Kansas Marketable Title Act – A Primer for Landmen and Attorneys (2013), available at www.linkedin.com/pub/bradley-gibbs/26/101/3b9
  • D. Bradley Gibbs, et al., Surface Use Agreements: Multijurisdictional Considerations in Negotiating and Drafting Agreements for Use of Surface Estates in Oil and Gas Exploration, Production and Development, 38-2, SECTION REPORT OF THE OIL, GAS & ENERGY RES. LAW SECTION OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS (Winter 2014)
  • D. Bradley Gibbs, Statutory Subordination of Liens to Oil and Gas Leases (2016), available at http://kolawllp.com/texas-2/statutory-subordination-of-liens-to-oil-and-gas-leases/
  • D. Bradley Gibbs, New Mexico State Lease Recording Requirements (2016), available at http://kolawllp.com/new-mexico/new-mexico-state-lease-recording-requirements/
  • D. Bradley Gibbs, Subsurface Trespass Remains Undecided in Texas (2015), available at http://kolawllp.com/texas-2/subsurface-trespass-remains-undecided-in-texas/

Classes/Seminars

  • Common Title Issues Encountered When Operating on Federal and State Lands; presented at Kiefaber & Oliva LLP’s Quarter Landman Seminar and for the Houston Association of Division Order Analysts February Luncheon at the Petroleum Club of Houston (2016)
  • Determining Ownership of and Leasing Minerals Under Texas Roadway; presented at the AAPL Field Landman Seminar and the HAPL Shale Play Seminar
  • Surface Use Agreements: Multijurisdictional Considerations in Negotiating and Drafting Agreements for Use of Surface Estates in Oil and Gas Exploration, Production and Development; presented at the Houston Association of Professional Landmen’s 4th Annual Shale Play Seminar (2013)
  • The Kansas Marketable Title Act – A Primer for Landmen and Attorneys, Kan. Bar Ass’n Oil, Gas & Mineral Section Newsletter (publication forthcoming)
  • Surface Use Agreements: Multijurisdictional Considerations in Negotiating and Drafting Agreements for Use of Surface Estates in Oil and Gas Exploration, Production and Development, 38-2, SECTION REPORT OF THE OIL, GAS & ENERGY RES. LAW SECTION OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS (Winter 2014); presented by at the Houston Association of Professional Landmen’s 4th Annual Shale Play Seminar (2013)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Member, 2016
  • Houston Bar Association - Oil Gas and Mineral Law, Member, 2014 - 2016
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • West Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • Permian Basin Landmen’s Association