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Thomas J. Howell

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.

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

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

Contact Thomas Directly

Phone: 214.884.4811
Email: tjhlaw@outlook.com

DISCLOSURE: No engagement or attorney-client relationship will formed between you or your business, on the one hand, and Howell & Willingham, on the other hand, unless and until (a) Howell & Willingham, PLLC has initiated a conflict check; (b) any potential conflict has been disclosed and resolved; (c) the terms of Howell & Willingham, PLLC’s engagement are agreed upon and memorialized in an engagement letter (and any ancillary documents); (d) that engagement letter is fully signed; and (e) a retainer in the agreed-upon amount in the engagement letter has been received by Howell & Willingham, PLLC.

Honors and Awards

Past Chairman- Corporate Counsel Section of the Dallas Bar

Captain – Navy Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps (Retired)

Certified Legal Specialties

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


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