Ryan Lammert represents land owners, mineral owners, royalty interest owners, pipeline and oil and gas lessors, and working interest owners before Texas district courts and multiple state agencies, including the Railroad Commission of Texas.
Ryan Lammert represents land owners, mineral owners, royalty interest owners, pipeline and oil and gas lessors, and working interest owners before Texas district courts and multiple state agencies, including the Railroad Commission of Texas. Previously, Ryan served as an Administrative Law Judge at the Railroad Commission of Texas, presiding over the Commission’s oil and gas docket involving complex complaint, enforcement, and compliance proceedings. His knowledge of Commission rules, regulations, and procedures is particularly useful in litigating oil and gas lease disputes, royalty audit disputes, inactive and unplugged well cases, orphan well issues, well blowout matters, pipeline contamination issues, surface remediation and restoration disputes, oil and saltwater spills and other environmental contamination matters, both before the Railroad Commission and Texas courts. Ryan is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law since 2019.
Ryan holds degrees from South Texas College of Law (JD) and Texas A&M University (MS, BS). At Texas A&M, his graduate studies focused on rangeland ecosystems and ranch management, and he was heavily involved with the Society for Range Management. During law school, he was recognized on the Dean’s Honor List and as a Dean’s Scholar, received the Fant Foundation Scholarship and South Texas College of Law Academic Merit Scholarship, and clerked for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Attorney General of Texas. He is a member of Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society and Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society, the oldest and largest agricultural honor society.
Ryan is a frequent speaker at industry and CLE events and has published numerous papers relating to oil and gas lease disputes and oil and gas regulatory updates.
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, J.D. 2010
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, M. S. in Ecosystem Science and Management, 2007
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, B. S. in Agricultural Development
Member: State Bar of Texas, State Bar of New Mexico
Licensed to practice in Texas
- Presided over the Railroad Commission of Texas’ oil and gas docket.
- Presided over contested and protested dockets within the jurisdiction of the agency.
- Presided over enforcement dockets within the jurisdiction of the agency.
- Regularly summarized expert technical testimony and legal argument.
- Authored legal opinions affecting oil and gas operators, mineral rights owners, surface owners, and pipeline operators.
- Frequently issued rulings related to the prevention of oil and gas waste, protection of correlative rights, and the prevention of pollution.
- Advised oil and gas operators regarding regulatory matters under the jurisdiction of the Railroad Commission of Texas.
- Represented oil and gas operators in contested and uncontested hearings before the Railroad Commission of Texas.
- Prepared briefs, dispositive motions, and proposed Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in conjunction with Railroad Commission of Texas hearings.
- Advised clients on oil, gas, and mineral title; pooling; unitization; community leases; undivided mineral ownership; and leasehold estates.
- Rendered numerous title opinions, including drilling, leasehold, acquisition, and division order title opinions throughout the states of Texas and New Mexico.
- Prepared and reviewed oil and gas leases, amendments, assignments, ratifications, mineral and royalty deeds, and operating agreements.
- Selected to a team of four reviewing attorneys responsible for the review, revision, and final approval of all title opinions.
- Assisted in complex litigation involving royalty allocation disputes.
January 2020, State Bar of Texas, Oil and Gas Disputes; Update on Post-Production Deductions: Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company v. Texas Crude Energy
February 2020, State Bar of Texas, 12th Annual Damages in Civil Litigation; Damages in Oil and Gas Litigation
May 2020, Houston Association of Professional Landmen; Railroad Commission of Texas: Regulatory Updates and Other Legal Trends
June 2020, Presentation to Texas Land & Mineral Owners Association; Railroad Commission of Texas: Temporary Exception Orders
January 2021, San Antonio Association of Petroleum Landmen; Railroad Commission of Texas: Non-Contractual Well Plugging and Surface Remediation Requirements
March 2021, 47th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute; Protecting Lessor Rights Against a Financially Distressed Lessee
March 2021, National Association of Royalty Owners; Landowner Rights Before the Railroad Commission of Texas