William D. Farrar

William D. Farrar & Associates, PLLC

Will Farrar is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Energy Law by the State Bar of Texas and is Certified by the State of Texas as a Geoscientist in Geology. He primarily practices in Texas, and has over 35 years of oil and gas experience in all facets of the energy business from leasing land, drilling and completing wells, buying and selling production, buying and selling mineral and royalty interests, gas contracts, condemnation, energy lending, title opinions and the legal issues involved with each. He is active in oil and gas exploration in Texas and Wyoming, and participates in the drilling of approximately 12 wells per year. He also teaches law at Baylor Law School (since 1997). He represents mineral owners and oil and gas companies with all oil and gas related issues. He has served as general counsel for several independent exploration and production companies and other energy sector companies. He is frequently retained as a consulting and as a testifying expert witness in cases involving oil and gas matters.

ADMITTED
  • 1994, Texas
  • 1995, U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • 1998, Colorado
SPECIALIZATION:
  • Board Certified Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Licensed Professional Geoscientist Geology
  • Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists
EDUCATION
  • Texas A&M University (B.S., Geology, 1983)
  • Baylor University (J.D., with Honors, 1994).
  • Briefing Intern/Clerk: Honorable Thomas R. Phillips, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, 1994
MEMBER
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • National Mock Trial Team, Baylor Law 1994
RECIPIENT
  • Edwin P. Horner Oil and Gas Law Award
  • Scott, Douglas & Luton Evidence Award
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth Law Review Excellence Award
  • American Jurisprudence Contracts and Torts Award
  • Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. Law Review Editor Scholarship
  • Allen G. Flowers Memorial Merit Scholarship.
AUTHOR
  • “The Products Liability Act of 1993: How it Changes Texas Law.” 45 Baylor L. Rev. 633 (1993)
  • Editor, Texas Civil Procedure Symposium, 46 Baylor L. Rev. 525 (1994)
  • The Retained Acreage Clause - An Update and Application, 2002 Advanced Oil, Gas and Energy Law Seminar (2002)
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW
  • Oil & Gas Law, Baylor University School of Law, 1997- present
MEMBER
  • National Order of the Barristers
  • National Mock Trial Team, Baylor Law 1994
POSITIONS
  • Editor-in-Chief, Baylor Law Review, 1994
  • Self Storage Association (Central Region Director, 1995-98)
  • Texas Mini Storage Association, President, 1996-1997, Director (1995-2001)
PRACTICE AREAS
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Oil and Gas Lease/Contracts
  • Settlement of Complex Civil Litigation
  • Litigation Strategy and Avoidance Counseling
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Commercial Loans
  • Election Law and Recounts
  • Self Storage Law
  • Corporation/Partnership/Limited Liability Company Law