William B. Burford

BIOGRAPHY

William B. Burford is a partner in the firm’s Oil & Gas/Energy practice.  He is a leader in the field of oil and gas title examination and is a past chair of the Texas State Bar Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section. His experience includes all aspects of oil and gas title and transactional matters, involving fee, state and federal lands in both Texas and New Mexico. He has been a frequent speaker on oil and gas topics before legal and industry groups and has been a member, since its inception, of the joint editorial board for the development of title examination standards established by the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, and Oil, Gas and Energy Resources sections of the State Bar of Texas. He serves as the Texas reporter for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s quarterly Mineral Law Newsletter.

Mr. Burford received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology, with honors, from the University of Texas at Austin in 1975. He received his law degree in 1978, also from the University of Texas, where he was a member of thTexas Law Review. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and its Oil, Gas and Energy Resources and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections, the Texas Bar Foundation, and the Midland County Bar Association.

AFFILIATIONS
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Midland County Bar Association
  • Institute for Energy, Advisory Board Member, 2017-2023
  • State Bar Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section, Chair, 2011-2012
HONORS
  • Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News & World Report, 2017-2024
    • Oil and Gas Law
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters2019-2023
    • Energy & Resources
EDUCATION
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1978
    • Texas Law Review
  • University of Texas, B.S., with honors, 1975
ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of Texas, 1978
SPEECHES & PUBLICATIONS
Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2019-2023