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Thomas C. Turner, Jr.

Phone: 713.844.3020
Fax: 713.844.3030

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TC Turner is a partner in the Houston office of Kean Miller. His energy and natural resource practice involves transactional, land title, operational, and regulatory matters. He is routinely involved in the full life cycle of a prospect, from initial due diligence and acquisition, to title examination, curative, operations advisement, and final divestiture. TC's clients include large oil and gas producers, environmental service companies, mineral and royalty buyers, midstream companies, and renewable energy companies. If it involves complex real property issues, TC is involved.

TC routinely negotiates and drafts purchase and sale agreements, as well as industry standard contracts such as operating agreements, surface use agreements, farm in/out agreements, salt water disposal well agreements, etc. He has rendered countless title opinions covering state, federal, and fee lands in Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. He also counsels his clients on regulatory and operational matters involving the Texas Railroad Commission, the Louisiana Office of Conservation, the New Mexico State Land Office, and the Federal Bureau of Land Management. TC's litigation practice involves title disputes, the proper construction of deeds and contracts, and suits for unpaid/underpaid royalties.

TC is Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a member of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Exam Law Commission.


TC earned his B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in Plan II Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. He earned his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 2009.

  • Texas, 2009; New Mexico, 2013; Louisiana, 2014
  • American Association of Professional Landmen (Assistant Chairman, Publications Committee); Permian Basin Landmen's Association; Houston Association of Professional Landmen (Member, Louisiana Social Committee); College of the State Bar of Texas; Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas; Natural Resources/Energy/Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico; Mineral Law Section of the State Bar of Louisiana
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Community Service
  • Volunteer, Texas Lawyers Assistance Program
  • Member, Texas Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (President, 2016)