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Philip “Flip” Whitworth



Flip joined the firm in 1977 when the firm’s practice centered on oil and gas litigation and regulation. He continues to focus primarily on oil and gas regulatory issues involving the Railroad Commission of Texas and the General Land Office.

  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A., with honors, 1969
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1972

  • Board Certified, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, since 1986
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals

  • Chairman, State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Section, 1989-90
  • Chairman, Travis County Bar Association Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section, 1986
  • Chair, Oil and Natural Gas Exploration and Production Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, 1994-96

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