Donald T. Hueske


Don Hueske focuses his practice in the area of energy law and has extensive experience in title examination and due diligence for acquisitions and financing issues, as well as the management and oversight of those providing similar services. He routinely prepares original, supplemental, and division order title opinions, and has assisted in the negotiation and drafting of leasehold assignments, farmout and joint operating agreements and various curative instruments, as well as master service agreements. In addition, Don has negotiated and drafted surface agreements and leases for use in renewable wind and solar projects and has counseled clients with regard to same.

Don has built a solid reputation for practical, reliable, and results-oriented advice, allowing his clients to identify, mitigate and resolve risks encountered in their operations. Prior to licensure as an attorney, Don served in a variety of land and land administration departments as a division order, lease, and title analyst and landman for a number of independent exploration and production companies.

Licensed In

  • Texas


  • J.D. University of Houston Law Center
  • B.B.A. University of Texas at Austin


  • Ten-time Campaigner and Team Leader, South Montgomery County, Texas YMCA Partners for Youth/Annual Campaign
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • North Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • West Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section, State Bar of Texas
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Oil, Gas and Mineral Law


  • Houston Business Journal’s Who’s Who in Energy for 2015
  • 2013 Finalist, “Who’s Who in Energy”, Houston Business Journal

Speaking Engagements

  • “Recent Texas Cases Affecting Lease Maintenance,” NHAPL Half Day Seminar, February 2017
  • Due Diligence Panel Discussion, AAPL Annual Meeting, June 2016
  • “An Overview of Texas Probate and Heirship,” Houston Association of Division Order Analysts, April 2015
  • “Allocation and Bearing of Post-Production Costs,” Houston Association of Professional Landmen, September 2014
  • “Title Examination and the Due Diligence Process: Defects and Notifications,” 11th Annual A&D Strategies and Opportunities Conference, Dallas, TX, September 2012


  • Co-author with Michael Browning, “So You Want to Be an Oil and Gas Lawyer?,” Texas Lawyer, July 2012

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