Blake C. Jones


Blake Jones focuses his practice in the areas of energy and mineral title law. He has extensive experience in the review of leases, title opinions, curative documents, joint operating agreements, and other documents to determine mineral title ownership. He is a former senior division order analyst for a major energy company.

Representative Experience

  • Managed due diligence project for a client in the acquisition of over 24,000 acres in the Permian Basin
  • Determined mineral ownership and calculated working interests, net revenue interests, and overriding royalty interests for wells in the Eagle Ford and Bakken shale plays
  • Drafted original drilling title opinions, supplemental title opinions, and division order title opinions for numerous exploration and production companies developing the Utica shale in Ohio
  • Reviewed and negotiated oil and gas leases on behalf of Ohio mineral owners
  • Represented corporations and small businesses in the selection and formation of business entities, trademark matters, drafting articles of incorporation, and negotiation of commercial leases and franchise agreements
  • Drafted documents for clients in order to comply with the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act

Licensed In

  • Ohio
  • New Mexico
  • Texas


  • J.D. Capital University Law School
  • B.S.B.A. Ohio State University


  • Ohio State Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter/Instructor, Ohio Real Estate Continuing Education Course, “Professional Liability,” 2011-2012

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