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Updated 3/26/2014
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500 West Illinois
Suite 300
Midland, TX 79701 -4337

Phone: 432-897-1440 / 866-721-6665 (Toll Free)
Fax: 432-682-3672
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Law Firm Overview

In 1974, six attorneys in Midland, Texas, joined forces to establish a law firm that would provide excellence in legal representation to the oil and gas industry, financial institutions, and other businesses and individuals in the Midland community and other areas of West Texas.

Today, we have nearly 40 attorneys, utilizing technology to allow our office to be a full service law firm. We continue with our original mission of superior service, delivered with a friendly, team-oriented approach. We continue to offer our clients creative, cost-effective, and common sense solutions to complex legal problems. Our clients appreciate receiving the level of service of a large law firm within the atmosphere of a smaller firm.

Our attorneys are leaders both professionally and in the community. More than twenty are certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in one or more areas of specialization including Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law; Estate Planning and Probate Law; Personal Injury Trial Law; Civil Trial Law; Civil Appellate Law; Labor and Employment Law; Farm and Ranch Real Estate Law; and Tax Law. Several of our attorneys have been named "Super Lawyers" and one has been named a "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly magazine. We have members who have served as Chair of the State Bar of Texas Oil and Gas Section, State Bar committee members, Texas Young Lawyers Association directors, and on several statewide boards, committees, and task forces. Our attorneys are in demand as authors for legal publications and as speakers to industry and legal groups. We have served local professional, charitable, and civic organizations as officers, directors, and volunteers. We have numerous attorneys licensed to practice outside the state of Texas as well.

Areas of Practice

  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Business Organizations
  • Employment Law -- Employee
  • Employment Law -- Employer
  • Energy Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Government Agencies & Programs
  • Government Contracts
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury -- Defense
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Products Liability Law
  • Railroad Worker Injury/FELA
  • Toxic Torts
  • Workers' Compensation Law

Representative Clients

  • Agua Frio Ranch
  • AIG Insurance Company
  • Allstate Insurance Company
  • Amerada Hess Corporation
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • AOCO Operating Company, L.L.C.
  • Apache Corporation
  • Bank of America, N.A.
  • Black Max Downhole Tools, Inc.
  • Brigham Exploration Company
  • BTA Oil Producers
  • Chevron Texaco
  • Cimarex Energy Company
  • Cintas Corporation
  • Citation Oil & Gas Corporation
  • City of Midland
  • Clayton Williams Energy, Inc.
  • Cobra Oil & Gas Corporation
  • Concho Resources, Inc.
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Copper & Brass International Corporation
  • Crown Oil Partners, LP
  • CrownQuest Operating, LLC
  • Deep South Insurance Company
  • Devon Energy Corporation
  • Dominion Exploration & Production, Inc.
  • EnerQuest Oil & Gas, Ltd.
  • EOG Resources, Inc.
  • ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd.
  • First American Bank, SSB
  • First Liberty National Bank
  • Florida Marine Transporters, Inc.
  • Freightliner, LLC
  • Goldston Oil Corporation
  • Harleysville Insurance Company
  • Henry Petroleum
  • Hunt Petroleum Corporation
  • Inrock Drilling Services, Inc.
  • Key Energy Services, Inc.
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners
  • Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.
  • Magnum Hunter Production, Inc.
  • Maralo, Inc.
  • MATCO Tools
  • Midland Independent School District
  • Nabors Corporate Services, Inc.
  • New Tech Systems, Inc.
  • NQL Drilling Tools, Inc.
  • Occidental Permian, Ltd
  • Oncor Electric, a TXU Corp. company
  • Petro Log International Inc.
  • Petroleum Geo-Services Inc.
  • Pogo Producing Company
  • Prime Natural Resources, Inc.
  • Pure Resources, L.P.
  • Reatta Energy, Inc.
  • Reliant Holdings, Ltd.
  • Rubicon Oil & Gas, LLC
  • Service Corporation International
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Smith Production Inc.
  • Southwest Orthopaedic & Spine Center
  • Southwestern Energy Production Co.
  • St. Paul Insurance Companies
  • TMBR-Sharp Drilling, Inc.
  • Texas Council Risk Management Fund
  • Texas Municipal League
  • Tipperary Corporation
  • Toshiba International
  • Total E&P USA, Inc.
  • Total Electrical Service & Supply Co.
  • Travelers Insurance Companies
  • UniFirst Corporation
  • Vulcan Materials Company
  • WG Energy Holdings, Inc.
  • Weatherford International
  • Wells Fargo Bank Texas, N.A.
  • Westport Oil & Gas Company
  • The Williams Companies
  • Wiser Oil Company
  • Yarborough Management LLC
  • Zurich Insurance Company

West Practice Categories

Banking & Finance Law, Business & Commercial Law, Contracts, Business Organizations, Employment Law -- Employee, Employment Law -- Employer, Energy Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, Wills, Government Agencies & Programs, Government Contracts, Insurance Defense, Insurance Law, Labor Law, Litigation & Appeals, Personal Injury -- Defense, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff, Probate & Estate Administration, Products Liability Law, Railroad Worker Injury/FELA, Toxic Torts, Workers' Compensation Law

Cotton Bledsoe Tighe & Dawson, PC Attorneys
Aycock, Chris
Dawson, Bob
Bains, Bradley H.
Dorfner, Aaron M.
Rhoads, Terry W.
Freeman, Trevor
Rouse, Layne
Beck, Barry N.
Hamm, Mindy
Hofer, Steven C.
Sherman, Albert E.
Bledsoe, Robert C.
Founding Member
Howard, Bill J.
Brignon, Nate
Lea, W. Clark
Stroman, David L.
Byrd, Stephen C.
Tighe, Charles L.
Founding Member
Catalano, Matt
McDowell, Cory
Williams, W. Bruce
Considine, Corby
Zant, Jerry D.
Moore, Jared
Curry, Michel E.

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Office Information


500 West Illinois
Suite 300
Midland, TX 79701-4337


866-721-6665 (Toll Free)




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