Christopher W. Lawyer
Location San Antonio
Specialty Energy & Natural Resources
Admission to Practice Texas, U.S. Southern District of Texas, New Mexico

Christopher W. Lawyer

Senior Attorney

Christopher W. Lawyer is a Senior Attorney at Kearney, McWilliams & Davis, PLLC, practicing primarily in the areas of oil and gas, focusing on the title examination and the preparation of drilling and division order title opinions.

Chris began his legal career practicing consumer bankruptcy representing clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings.  He has been practicing energy law for the last 13 years and has drafted drilling and division order title opinions in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Wyoming.

Chris is licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico.  He is based in the San Antonio office of Kearney, McWilliams & Davis, PLLC.

Representative Litigation & Transactions
  • Drafting title opinions, conveyance documents, and curative instruments covering oil and gas developmental prospects
  • Consulting clients on various oil and gas development issues including surface use, royalty/payment issues, curative issues, and interest acquisition
  • Negotiating Oil and Gas Leases on behalf of Landowners and Oil and Gas Operators
  • Assisting in representation of Oil and Gas Operators in arbitration and settlement negotiations
  • Preparation of various legal documents, including Use and Possession Affidavits, Affidavits of Non-Production, Correction Warranty Deeds, Quit Claim Deeds, Release of Liens and Stipulations of Interest
Education
  • J.D., South Texas College of Law, 2003
  • B.A., Psychology, Baylor University, 1996
Prior Experience
  • Kuiper Law Firm: Staff Attorney
  • Allen & Associates, LLP:  Associate Attorney
  • Heston Ciment, PLLC: Associate Attorney
  • Macey & Aleman:  Managing Attorney
Admissions to Practice