John B. McFarland
Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody

Civil Litigation
Environment and Natural Resources: Oil, Gas, Land & Water
Oil and Gas
Real Estate

Phone: 512.480.5618

Mr. McFarland represents land and mineral owners in oil, gas and mineral law, water law, and environmental law issues, in both transactional and litigation matters.  In the last forty years, Mr. McFarland has negotiated oil and gas leases and lease options covering more than a million acres of land in Texas. His practice includes negotiation of seismic survey permits, data use licenses, purchase and sales agreements, pipeline easements, and financing agreements covering leasehold, mineral and royalty interests, and litigation of title and royalty cases. He obtained Board Certification as a Specialist in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law in December 1986.

Mr. McFarland is the author of the Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog.

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted to Texas bar, 1975.
  • Education: Yale University (B.A., Cum Laude, 1972); The University of Texas School of Law (J.D., 1975). Order of the Coif.
  • Board Certified, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
  • Briefing Attorney to the Honorable Ruel C. Walker and to the Honorable Ross E. Doughty, Supreme Court of Texas, 1975-1976.