jellis@smwenergylaw.com
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Phone: 210-998-4186
Fax: 210-998-4201

Education

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, J.D., 2013, Dean’s Scholar
  • Texas A&M University, B.A., Political Science, Magna Cum Laude, 2010

Admissions

  • Texas, 2013
  • United States District Court Western District of Texas

 Board Certified 

John W. Ellis

John W. Ellis represents clients in energy, real property, and commercial litigation matters throughout Texas. Before moving into litigation full time in 2015, his practice involved rendering acquisition, original drilling, and supplemental title opinions, drafting title and curative instruments, operational advising on a variety of issues, and representing clients in receivership actions. He worked as a petroleum landman in the Eagle Ford Shale region prior to attending law school.  John is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen, Member
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • St. Mary’s External Advocacy Moot Court Team, Brief Writer, 2011-2012
  • St. Mary’s Law Journal, 2011-2012

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

  • Phi Delta Phi

NEWS/PUBLICATIONS

  • 09.21.18: Rights of First Refusal in Texas: An Overview, State Bar of Texas, Oil and Gas Advanced Course, co-author