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Trace Burton has been elected Chair of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law (“OGERL”) Section of the State Bar of Texas at their Annual Meeting held in Dallas on June 21, 2024. OGERL was established in 1938 as the “Natural Resources Section” and is the oldest section of the State Bar of Texas. One of the largest and most active sections in the State Bar, OGERL has more than 3,000 members.
State Bar of Texas President-elect W. Stephen Benesh has appointed Jaime S. Rangel to serve as a member of the State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charges – Oil and Gas Committee. The Committee monitors statutory and case law developments in Texas Oil and Gas law and prepares supplementation for the Pattern Jury Charges as needed.  The Committee consists of a balance of judges, and practitioners with demonstrated expertise in Oil and Gas law. Mr. Rangel will serve a three-year term on the Committee. View PDF
“On May 16, 2024, UFBWR’s litigation team led by Jaime S. Rangel and co-counsel M. Aldo Dyer and R. Shane Sillivent secured a hard fought Summary Judgment win against Defendant San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SMEC) on behalf of a group of McMullen County land and mineral owners.  The controlling issue decided by the Court was whether a 1931 Partition Deed reserved any rights to lignite. SMEC contended that the Partition Deed did reserve such rights and that it had the right to enter Plaintiffs’ lands in order to mine lignite. In granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Summary Judgment, and denying…
Blake L. Waggoner, formerly an associate with Uhl Fitzsimons, was promoted to partner effective April 1, 2024. Blake has been with Uhl Fitzsimons since 2019. Blake is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Since coming to the firm, Blake has served as a valuable resource for clients in oil and gas matters.
Mr. Robert M. Park with Uhl, Fitzsimons, Burton, Wolff & Rangel, PLLC has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the state of Texas. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of Mr. Park's contributions to the legal profession. Selection as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is restricted to members of the State Bar of Texas.Each year one-third of one percent of Texas attorneys are invited to become Fellows.…