Jeffrey L. Allen

Jeffrey L. Allen

Partner
Location:
Sweetwater, Texas
Phone:
800-787-0784
Fax:
325-235-3526
Email:

Jeffrey L. Allen graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree from Texas A&M University in December 2003 before pursuing his legal education at Texas Tech University where he earned his J.D. as well as his M.B.A. in 2007. He has been with the law firm of Wetsel, Carmichael & Allen in Sweetwater, Texas since graduation with a practice focusing primarily on oil and gas title examination as well as wind and other renewable energy law focusing primarily on landowner representation. Other practice areas also include civil litigation and other matters inherent in a small town practice. Licensed to practice in both Texas and New Mexico, he has served as the President of the Nolan County Bar Association and is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas. He recently co-authored, "Avoid Voidance - How to Draft Oil and Gas Legal Descriptions in Compliance with the Texas Statute of Frauds," presented at the Mineral Title Course for the Center for American and International Law, May 2, 2013, and May 14, 2015, in Houston, Texas, as well as participating as speaker on other renewable energy topics.

Areas of Practice

  • 45% Wind Law
  • 40% Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
  • 15% Civil Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 15% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Texas A&M University
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2003
    • Major: History
  • Texas Tech University
    • M.B.A., General Business - 2007

Classes/Seminars

  • "Wind Energy," Update on Statutory & Regulatory Issues Related to USDA, sponsored by Texas Rural Mediation Services, Lubbock, Texas (September 2008)
  • "What to Look for When Looking at a Wind Lease," Agricultural Technology Camp, sponsored by Texas State Technical College, Sweetwater, Texas (July 2009)
  • "Solar Energy-Toward a Unified Energy Lease," Lone Star Solar Summit, Sweetwater, Texas (April 2009)
  • "Landowner Issues in Wind & Solar Leasing," New Mexico Landmen's Association Spring Seminar, Roswell, New Mexico (May 2010)
  • “Avoid Voidance – How to Draft Oil and Gas Legal Descriptions in Compliance with the Texas Statute of Frauds,” The Center for American and International Law, May 2, 2013, and May 14, 2015, Houston, Texas
  • “Selected Issues in Multi-Party Lease Negotiations,” Wind Energy Law Symposium, Texas A&M School of Law, November 15, 2013, Fort Worth, Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nolan County Bar Association (President, 2011)
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Abilene Young Lawyers Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas

Pro Bono Activities

  • Nolan County Historic Commission

Languages

  • English