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Board Certified -- Oil, Gas, & Mineral Law -- Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Registered Professional Engineer  (Texas - P.E. #48257)


Over thirty-five years experience in the oil and gas industry, including more than thirty-five years as a petroleum engineer and over eighteen years as an attorney engaged in the private practice of law. 


Engineering expertise in reservoir engineering, acquisition evaluation,
unitization, and regulatory affairs. Legal expertise in oil and gas,
natural resources, and administrative law.


Legal representation of clients in preparation and review of oil and gas documents, contract negotiations, contested cases and other proceedings before various state agencies, including extensive experience before the Texas Railroad Commission and the Texas General Land Office.


Author of both technical and legal articles and speaker at professional development programs.


Practice Areas


  1. Oil & Gas: 65%
    24 years
  2. Regulatory Law: 25%
    24 years
  3. Environmental and Natural Resources: 10%
    24 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

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Contact Info

Bostic James Attorney At Law

7000 N. MoPac Expwy., Ste. 200
Austin, TX, 78731


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199109/19/2015

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certified in Oil, Gas & Mineral LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Society of Petroleum Evaluation EngineersMember1999 - Present
Society of Independent Professional Earth ScientistsMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1991 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Society of Petroleum EngineersMember1974 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Texas System, AustinPetroleum EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1974