Thomas Howell has been practicing law in Texas since his graduation from Southern Methodist School of Law in 1975.  He has been engaged in private practice since1987.  Previously Mr. Howell served as in-house counsel for Mobil Oil Corporation and for two other New York Stock Exchange - listed energy companies.

    His law practice concentrates on business and oil and gas, representing both companies and individuals.  Mr. Howell often acts as the quarterback or general counsel for small businesses so that if a legal matter arises, he can direct them on the proper course, even if he or his firm won't be legal counsel.  He was Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Specialization in 1986, the first year this certification was offered.  Mr. Howell also does estate planning and probate work.

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  • Honors and Awards-

    Past Chairman- Corporate Counsel Section of         the Dallas Bar

    Captain - Navy Reserve Judge Advocate General         Corps (Retired)

  • Professional Associations and Memberships-

    American Association of Petroleum Landmen,         Member

    Texas Independent Producers & Royalty         Owners Association, Member

    Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen,         Associate, Member

    State Bar of Texas- Oil, Gas and Energy         Resources Law Section, Member

    State Bar of Texas- Business Law Section,         Member

    State Bar of Texas- Corporate Counsel Section,         Member

    State Bar of Texas- Real Estate, Probate and         Trust Law Section, Member

    Dallas Bar Association- Energy Law Section,         Member

    Dallas Bar Association- Corporate Counsel         Section, Member

    Dallas Bar Association- Probate, Trusts and         Estate Section, Member

    Dallas Bar Association, Securities Section,         Member

  • Certified Legal Specialties-

    Oil, Gas and Mineral Law (1986-1995) Texas         Board of Legal Specialization

  • Education-

    Southern Methodist University School of Law,         Dallas, Texas  J.D. - 1975

    United States Naval Academy, Annapolis,         Maryland B.S. - 1965

        Honors: Chosen Company commander in             charge of approximately 100 Midshipmen;             selected for Admiral Rickover's Nuclear             Power Program

        Major: Marine Engineering

  • Civic and Other Activities-

    Present Activities:

        Board Member- Cedar Mill HOA

        Member, North Highlands Bible Church

        Benevolence Committee, North Highlands             Bible Church

        U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association

            Past Activities:

                U.S. Naval Academy Blue & Gold Officer,                     assisting with admissions

                Navy Reserve Judge Advocate General                     Corps (retired as 0-6)

        Member, Small Business Council of Greater             Dallas Chamber

        Congressman Pete Session's Service             Academy Selection Board

        Congressman Sam Johnson's Service             Academy Selection Board

        Committee Chairman, Boy Scout Troop 777

        Board Member, Hispanic Youth Foundation