Scott Joseph Stephens

Scott Joseph Stephens

Midland, Texas

Scott Stephens is a shareholder who practices in the firm’s Oil and Gas Section, and is board-certified in Oil and Gas Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  He received a degree in Finance with an emphasis on real estate and received his Energy Commerce Certification in Petroleum Land Management from Texas Tech University in 2006. Prior to attending law school at Texas Tech University School of Law, Scott worked as a company landman for a private oil and gas operator in Dallas. He was also an independent landman while in law school. Scott’s primary practice area is in oil and gas law, including oil and gas title and related transactional matters. Scott is a member of the  State Bar of Texas, Midland County Bar Association, American Association of Professional  Landmen, and Permian Basin Landmen’s Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Real Estate
  • Oil and Gas Title and Transactional Work

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: Law and Science Certificate with a concentration in Energy Law
  • Texas Tech University
    • B.B.A. - 2006
    • Honors: Energy Commerce Certification
    • Major: Finance with an emphasis on real estate
    • Major: Energy Commerce Certification; Petroleum Land Management Section

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Midland County Bar Association, Member
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, Member
  • Permian Basin Landmen's Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Merit Energy Company, Landman, 2007 - 2008
  • Self-employed as independent landman, 2009 - 2011


  • Kappa Alpha Order