William T. Weaver — Of Counsel
Oil, Gas, & Mineral Law
Billy Weaver joined the firm in July of 2017 after six years as a solo practitioner. He brings a unique energy and enthusiasm, and over twelve years of experience in Texas oil and gas law. He learned the process of oil and gas title examination in the courthouses of East Texas under the mentorship of David R. Duckworth and Charles E. Brown. After several years of transactional and title work in the Barnett Shale, his work took him to the Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin. For a good portion of the last three years, Billy’s practice has focused on leasehold acquisition due diligence in the Permian Basin, guiding buyers and field landmen through the acquisition process. His area of expertise is complex title examination, and analysis of oil and gas leases and attending risks in the acquisition and development of leasehold properties. In addition to the preparation of drilling title opinions and division order title opinions, his representation includes preparation of oil and gas leases, surface use agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and curative documents and agreements.
Billy is a fourth-generation Texan who was raised in Dallas. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Kathryn, and their three sons.
J. D., St. Mary's University School of Law, 2005
B. A., University of Texas at Austin, 2001