Richard B. Hemingway Jr. has been named to lead the Thompson & Knight LLP's oil and gas practice group.
“We are consistently recognized as a leading oil and gas firm because of our attorneys’ collective experience representing clients for more than a century in oil and gas transactions and controversies around the globe,” Emily A. Parker, the firm’s managing partner, said in the release. “Richard’s knowledge of the oil and gas industry and his unwavering dedication to client service make him an excellent choice to lead this practice. We look forward to continuing our tradition of excellence with Richard’s leadership of our oil and gas practice.”
For the second consecutive year, Thompson & Knight has been named “Law Firm of the Year” in oil and gas law in the 2013 edition of “Best Law Firms,” the preeminent listing of the nation’s top legal practices from the publishers of U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America.
Thompson & Knight is one of the only large law firms in the U.S. with a separate oil and gas practice group. As the practice leader of this group, Hemingway counsels clients and prepares agreements in relation to E&P activities and the acquisition and disposition of oil and gas properties. He has extensive experience in all aspects of title due diligence, title examinations, and title opinions, including those related to drilling, production, acquisitions, and finance.
Hemingway has been honored by The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (2014) and Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2012-2013). He is a member of the State Bar of Texas Oil, Gas and Energy Law Section, the Houston Bar Association Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section, the American Association of Professional Landmen, and the Greater Houston Partnership Oil & Gas Subcommittee.
He earned his law degree from SMU Dedman School of Law in 1979, and his undergraduate degree with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin.