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Jacob Melancon

jmelancon@kmd.law
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Jacob Melancon is an Associate Attorney in the Oil & Gas practice group at Kearney, McWilliams & Davis, PLLC, and brings with him 9+ years of experience assisting upstream energy clients navigate complex title issues.

Upon his graduation from the University of Houston Law Center in 2010, he spent a year as a field landman running title in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, prior to embarking upon his career as an Oil and Gas Attorney in Houston in 2011. Over the course of the past decade, he has authored several hundred title opinions covering properties located in counties all over the state of Texas, from the Permian Basin to the Eagle Ford, and Deep East Texas to the Gulf Coast. In addition, he has run title on or assisted with numerous projects on lands in New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Jacob is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, and is based out of the Houston office of Kearney, McWilliams and Davis, PLLC.

Prior Experience:

  • Kuiper, Wheat & Associates, LLP: Managing Associate Attorney

  • Principle Energy, LLC: Landman and In-House Attorney

  • Sadler Law Firm, LLP: Associate Attorney

  • J. Mark Smith & Associates: Petroleum Landman

Admissions to Practice:

  • Texas

Memberships:

  • State Bar of Texas - Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section

Education:

  • J.D., 2010, University of Houston Law Center

  • B.A. Psychology, 2007, Texas State University

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