Kelly Hart Opens Midland Office

Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP announced the opening of a new office in Midland, Texas. Joining the firm are Harold L. Hensley, Jr.William B. Burford, and C. D. Martin, all of whom formerly practiced with the Hinkle Hensley firm headquartered in Roswell, New Mexico.  Also adding oil and gas expertise to the Midland office are partners Max WrightMary Baker and Anna Brandl.

Kelly Hart & Hallman has opened a new office at 508 W. Wall, Suite 444, in Midland, Texas.  

Harold L. Hensley, Jr. joins the firm as a partner in the Oil & Gas/Energy Section as well as the Litigation Section. He is an experienced trial lawyer with a legacy of victories in both New Mexico and Texas. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious recognition for trial lawyers in the United States. Mr. Hensley is a member of the Roehl Circle of Honor of trial lawyers in New Mexico and served the New Mexico Supreme Court as a member of its Uniform Jury Selection Committee.  

William B. Burford, a past chair of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, concentrates his practice on oil and gas transactional matters. He is a leader in the field of oil and gas title work and has been on the Texas State Bar’s editorial board for the development of title examination standards since its inception in 1991. He is a frequent speaker on oil and gas topics before legal and industry groups and serves as the Texas reporter for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s quarterly Mineral Law Newsletter. 

C. D. Martin joins the firm as a partner focused on various issues in oil and gas law in Texas and New Mexico. He is board certified in Natural Resources Law, Oil & Gas, by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization. He has served as a Trustee of the Petroleum Museum and is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Texas Permian Basin College of Arts & Sciences. 

Max Wright joins the firm as a partner and concentrates his practice on medical, oil and gas, and complex commercial litigation. Mr. Wright is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  He is a member of DRI, the International Association of Defense Counsel, and the American Board of Trial Advocates.  
Mary Baker joins the firm as a partner focused on trial and appellate law, particularly oil and gas litigation. She previously served as a federal law clerk in the Western District of Texas. 

Anna Brandl joins the firm as a partner whose practice covers a broad range of complex litigation, including oil and gas, medical, and intellectual property litigation.  

Joining the firm as associates are John Shelton and Taylor Spalla, both graduates of Texas Tech University School of Law, and Gareth Morton, a summa cum laude graduate of South Texas College of Law.