Joel T. Parsons

Midland Shareholder

Phone: 432-687-0011

Joel is a shareholder in the firm’s Oil & Gas/Energy Law section. He leads the firm’s title group, with his practice focusing on oil and gas title examination and transactional matters related to fee, state and federal lands in both Texas and New Mexico. He represents various types of energy clients, from privately held local operators to publicly traded multinational corporations. His experience includes counseling and assisting his clients with their document preparation, title examination, curative, negotiations, acquisitions, sales and other day-to-day legal needs and complex questions related to the energy industry. These services have been rendered in the context of city drilling blocks encompassing hundreds of individual tracts, complex allocation-based drilling blocks, large scale unitized acreage, MIPA units, compulsorily pooled units, traditional pooled units, and combinations the same. He has worked with clients to improve their internal practices, such as by implementing novel approaches to allocation of production to simplify JIB processes and developing functionality focused DOI spreadsheets to assist division order analyst groups. He also regularly provides counsel on title issues and related industry practices in support of the firm’s litigation and appellate groups. Additionally, he occasionally represents and assists individuals in leasing, transferring and establishing title to their mineral and surface interests.

Joel was born and raised in Lubbock, Texas and has lived and practiced in Midland since 2010. Outside of work, his time is dedicated to his wife and their three children.

Bar Admissions:
  • Texas, 2010
  • New Mexico, 2011
  • The University of Texas School of Law
    Austin, Texas, 2010
    J.D., with Honors
    Law Journal: Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law, Member
  • Texas Tech University
    Lubbock, Texas, 2007
    B.A., Summa Cum Laude
    Major: Political Science
Professional Associations and Memberships:
  • Member, Midland County Bar Association
    • President, 2014-2015
    • President-Elect, 2013-2014
    • Vice President, 2012-2013
    • Treasurer, 2011-2012
  • Member, Permian Basin Landmen’s Association
  • Member, State Bar of New Mexico
  • Member, State Bar of Texas

Austin Office

515 Congress Ave., Suite 1510

Midland Office

400 W. Illinois Avenue, 400 W. Illinois Avenue, Suite 1400