Stephanie Kover

Stephanie’s practice includes oil and gas matters before the Railroad Commission, oil and gas litigation, utilities matters before the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and other legal matters relating to infrastructure construction and real estate development.  Stephanie earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering summa cum laude from the University of Nevada, Reno, an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Representative Matters

Represents a trade association of competitive retail electric providers in extensive rulemakings and contested proceedings at the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Advised various public and private oil and gas operators on various legal issues, including advice on surface access rights, salt dome development rights, interpretation of lease provision and implied covenants, lease validity disputes, and boundary disputes.

Representation of municipalities and landowners opposed to the construction of electric transmission lines through or near their properties at the Public Utility Commission of Texas.

Representation of an unleased mineral interest owner before the Railroad Commission in protest of an oil and gas operator’s application to drill a well near his unleased mineral interest.

Representation of multiple oil and gas operators as both applicants and protestants on various matters before the Railroad Commission, including successfully obtaining a protested P-4 transfer of record operator, and successfully obtaining Railroad Commission special field rules.

Bar Admissions & Activities

Admitted to the State Bar of Texas.


University of Nevada, Reno, B.S. Civil Engineering, summa cum laude, 2011

University of Colorado at Boulder, M.S. Civil Engineering, 2013

University of California, Berkley, School of Law, J.D., 2016

Articles & Presentations

Photochemical Fate of Solvent Constituents of Corexit Oil Dispersants, Kover, S., Linden, K., Rosario-Ortiz, F. Water Research. Vol. 52 pp 101-111. 2014.

Occurrence of Trenbolone Acetate Metabolites in Simulated Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Runoff. Kover, S., Webster, J., Bryson, R., Harter, T., Mansell, D., Sedlak, D., Kolodziej, E. Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 46(7) pp 3803-3810. 2012.

Analysis of Trenbolone Acetate Metabolites and Melengestrol in Environmental Matrices Using Gas Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry. Kover, S., Parker, J., Webster, J., Kolodziej, E. Talanta. Vol. 99 pp 238-246. 2012.