Sarah G. Trainer
Associate
(281) 203-5775
Office: The Woodlands
Energy
Business
Employment
Litigation
Attorney
J.D. South Texas College of Law
B.A. Southern Methodist University
Licensure: KS | NE | TX
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Biography

Sarah Trainer focuses her practice in the area of oil, gas and mineral law and property law with emphasis on mineral and leasehold title examination. She is a former clerk for Judge Joseph "Tad" Halbach, Harris County State District Court Judge. Ms. Trainer has extensive experience drafting original drilling title opinions, division order title opinions, lease acquisition title opinions and supplemental title opinions. Ms. Trainer also has experience in all aspects of litigation, including oil and gas litigation, property damage and premises liability.

Work Experience

2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2010-2014 Kilburn Law Firm, PC
2007-2010 Wheat Opperman, PLLC
2005-2007 Law Clerk, Judge Joseph "Tad" Halbach, Harris County State District Court

Speaking Engagements

Daily Ethical Issues Faced by Title Examiners 2012, presented to clients of Kilburn Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

Assistant Editor, Texas Law Survey Selected Topics 2006, presented to AIG Claims Handlers by Brown Sims, P.C.

Key Experience

Draft original drilling title opinions, division order title opinions, lease acquisition title opinions and supplemental title opinions covering hundreds of tracts of land allowing clients to identify issues affecting the ability to drill and produce from said tracts prior to drilling and provide assistance in curing those defects, allowing drilling to take place
Analyze title runsheets, deeds, contracts, deeds of trust and probate, divorce and guardianship proceedings to determine mineral interest ownership and to verify that all current mineral owners have been properly leased
Analyze leases and assignments to determine leasehold ownership

Memberships & Awards

Professional
Houston Bar Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association

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