William D. Farrar, Sr Managing Counsel

Will Farrar is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Energy Law by the State Bar of Texas and is Certified by the State of Texas as a Geoscientist in Geology. He primarily practices in Texas, and has over 35 years of oil and gas experience in all facets of the energy business from leasing land, drilling and completing wells, buying and selling production, buying and selling mineral and royalty interests, gas contracts, condemnation, energy lending, title opinions and the legal issues involved with each. He is active in oil and gas exploration in Texas and Wyoming, and participates in the drilling of approximately 12 wells per year. He also teaches law at Baylor Law School (since 1997). He represents mineral owners and oil and gas companies with all oil and gas related issues. He has served as general counsel for several independent exploration and production companies and other energy sector companies. He is frequently retained as a consulting and as a testifying expert witness in cases involving oil and gas matters.



Board Certified

Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Licensed Professional Geoscientist


Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists


Texas A&M University (B.S., Geology, 1983)

Baylor University (J.D., with Honors, 1994)

Briefing Intern/Clerk: Honorable Thomas R. Phillips, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas, 1994.


National Order of the Barristers

National Mock Trial Team, Baylor Law 1994


Edwin P. Horner Oil and Gas Law Award

Scott, Douglas & Luton Evidence Award

Hunton Andrews Kurth Law Review Excellence Award

American Jurisprudence Contracts and Torts Award

Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. Law Review Editor Scholarship

Allen G. Flowers Memorial Merit Scholarship


"The Products Liability Act of 1993: How it Changes Texas Law." 45 Baylor L. Rev. 633 (1993)

Editor, Texas Civil Procedure Symposium, 46 Baylor L. Rev. 525 (1994)

The Retained Acreage Clause - An Update and Application, 2002 Advanced Oil, Gas and Energy Law Seminar (2002)

Adjunct Professor of Law

Oil & Gas Law, Baylor University School of Law, 1997- present


Phi Delta Phi

Brazos County Bar Association

State Bar of Texas (Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section, 1995--)

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

Society of Petroleum Engineers.


Editor-in-Chief, Baylor Law Review, 1994

Self Storage Association (Central Region Director, 1995-98)

Texas Mini Storage Association, President, 1996-1997, Director (1995-2001)

Practice Areas

Oil and Gas Litigation

Oil and Gas Lease/Contracts

Settlement of Complex Civil Litigation

Litigation Strategy and Avoidance Counseling

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Loans

Election Law and Recounts


P.O. Box 130185, 

Tyler, Texas 75713