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James N. “Jim” Cowden



Jim has practiced oil and gas law exclusively with the firm since joining in 1976. His practice includes business advice in oil and gas matters and an administrative law practice primarily before the Railroad Commission of Texas and Texas General Land Office. Jim has been an author and speaker at various institutes and seminars on oil and gas law.

  • Southern Methodist University, BBA, 1971
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, JD, 1974

  • Board Certified, Oil Gas and Mineral Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1986
  • State Bar of Texas

  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

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