Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is pleased to congratulate Conrad Hester for obtaining Board Certification by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (“TBLS”) in the area of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law.
Of the more than 100,000 attorneys licensed to practice in Texas, only 7,400 have earned the right to be publicly recognized as Board Certified specialists in one of 24 select areas of law. The certification process is rigorous and thorough with stringent, ongoing requirements after initial certification.
Mr. Hester is a Partner in Thompson & Knight’s Trial Practice Group in the Firm’s Fort Worth office. He focuses his practice on oil and gas litigation; his expertise includes lease termination and title suits, contract disputes, royalty litigation, and surface disputes. Additionally, he has experience drafting and negotiating leases, deeds, and industry agreements. Mr. Hester has been named to Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (2017-2018), “Top Attorneys” by Fort Worth, Texas magazine, and the “Under 40 Hot List” for Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys (2018).
TBLS, the only governing board authorized to certify attorneys in legal specialty areas, was established in 1974 by the Supreme Court of Texas at the request of the State Bar of Texas to “promote the availability, accessibility, and quality of the services of attorneys to the public in particular areas of the law… and advance the standards of the legal profession.” An induction ceremony and reception will be held on March 1, 2019, in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit www.tbls.org.