Jacob Melancon
Extension x 128
Location Houston
Specialty Energy & Natural Resources
Admission to Practice Texas, North Dakota

Jacob Melancon

Senior Attorney

Jacob Melancon is a Senior Attorney in the Energy & Natural Resources practice group at Kearney, McWilliams & Davis, PLLC, with nearly 15 years of experience helping clients navigate complex title issues.

Upon his graduation from the University of Houston Law Center in 2010, he spent a year as a field landman running title in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, prior to embarking upon his career as an oil and gas title attorney in Houston. Over the course of his career, he has authored several hundred title opinions covering operations located all over the State of Texas, and, more recently, North Dakota. Jacob has extensive familiarity with many of the major oil and gas plays, including the Permian, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, and Bakken.

Jacob is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and North Dakota and is based out of the Houston office of Kearney, McWilliams and Davis, PLLC.


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2010
  • B.A., Psychology, Texas State University, 2007
Prior Experience
  • Kuiper, Wheat & Associates, LLP: Managing Associate Attorney
  • Principle Energy, LLC: Landman and In-House Attorney
  • Sadler Law Firm, LLP: Associate Attorney
  • J. Mark Smith & Associates: Petroleum Landman
Admissions to Practice
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