John joined the firm in 1983 after working for 8 years with the Railroad Commission of Texas in various positions including Director of the Gas Service/Utilities Division and General Counsel of the Oil and Gas Division. John’s Gas Service/Utilities Division practice involves utility rate and service matters including pipeline-to-pipeline rate charges, producer/pipeline transportation rate and service disputes along with pipeline safety matters. Before the Oil & Gas Division, his practice includes well permitting, field rule applications, productive acreage hearings, forced pooling applications, ratable take proceedings under the Common Purchaser Act, oil and gas proration matters, unitization and secondary recovery proceedings, disposal and injection well applications, legal enforcement proceedings, operation/drillsite designations, and rulemaking proceedings. John’s practice also includes transactional work and litigation pertaining to gas purchase and sale contracts, unit operating agreements, oil and gas lease provisions, and trial and appellate work related to appeals involving Railroad Commission decisions. John also represents producers in pooling applications and royalty audits before the General Land Office.