Gregory D. Smith

Gregory D. Smith

Midland, Texas

Gregory D. Smith joined Stubbeman, McRae, Sealy, Laughlin and Browder, Inc. in September 2017, after spending nine years in both an in house and executive role at Midland based independent oil and gas exploration company, RK Petroleum Corp. He graduated with an Honors Bachelors of Arts in political science in 2005 from Saint Louis University and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 2008, where he served as an editor for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law. He is licensed in Texas (2008) and Illinois (2009) and in 2013 was Board certified in oil, gas and mineral law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Mr. Smith's practice has been devoted to oil and gas transactional and title matters. His practice includes leasing, joint operating agreements, title, pooling, purchase and sale agreements, and complex title disputes.

Mr. Smith currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Arts Council of Midland and Casa de Amigos and is a vestry member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity in Midland.

Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2008
  • Illinois, 2009


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 2008
    • Law Journal: Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law
  • The School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London, London, England
  • Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Philosophy


  • Guest Lecturer - Society of Petroleum Engineers, “Oil and Gas Law for Engineers” April 2017, University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • Lecturer- Permian Basin Oil & Gas Law Live Oak CLE "Preparing to Sell Large Assets", February 23, 2018 - Present
  • Presenter- PALTA 2018 Seminar "Due Diligence in a Large Acquisition or Diverstiture", Midland, Texas, April 4, 2018 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Permian Basin Landmen’s Association
  • Midland County Young Lawyers Association, Past Treasurer, 2010 - Present
  • Permian Basin Petroleum Association
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow

Pro Bono Activities

  • The Arts Council of Midland: Member of Board of Directors, 2015 - Present
  • Casa de Amigos: Member of Board of Directors- Secretary, 2017 - Present
  • Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity: Vestry, 2017 - Present
  • Episcopal Church of the Holy Trinity: Chair of Trust Fund Committee, 2016 - Present
  • Keep Midland Beautiful: Board of Directors, 2015 - 2018