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Mark W. Hanna



Mark’s practice focuses on oil and gas litigation, advice, and regulation. Mark has extensive experience representing oil and gas operators, working interest owners, and service companies in the courts and before the Texas Railroad Commission. Mark also regularly counsels his clients on a variety of energy-related topics, including title and contract issues, royalty payments, and oil and gas lease interpretation. Mark also has experience representing a variety of Austin companies in commercial litigation.

Mark joined the firm in 2006. He is an active member of the Austin community, serving on the board of directors of The Contemporary Austin. Mark is an inaugural member of the SMU Dedman School of Law’s Emerging Leader Board of Directors, and has been repeatedly recognized as a Texas Rising Star in Energy & Natural Resources Law.

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2002
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2006

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of Texas

  • Member of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Section of the State Bar of Texas, the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section of the Austin Bar Association
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Community and Charitable Organizations
    • Member, SMU Dedman School of Law Emerging Leader Board
    • Board of Trustees, The Contemporary Austin

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