George Snell Joins Steptoe & Johnson Houston Office



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Oil and gas title specialist bolsters firm’s mid-continent presence

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is pleased to announce that George A. Snell III has joined the firm.  Snell will focus his practice on energy law, particularly in oil and gas title opinions, in the firm’s Houston office.

Before joining Steptoe & Johnson, Snell maintained a private practice in Amarillo, Texas since 1972.  His career began as a general practitioner and litigator until he merged his practice with a long-time oil and gas title attorney in 1979.  Snell turned his focus to title opinions and since then has prepared thousands of opinions for energy companies throughout the nation.

Snell is a nationally recognized author and speaker.  His industry knowledge is sought by organizations such as the American Association of Professional Landmen and the National Association of Division Order Analysts.  Many of his published works have appeared in the Gas and Mineral Law Sections of various bar associations including the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association and the Houston Bar Association.  Snell has also been a featured author and speaker for the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation in Denver, Colorado, as well as the University of Texas Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute.

“The addition of George Snell, and other nationally recognized oil and gas attorneys, is a part of Steptoe & Johnson's continued effort to enhance our growing mid-continent practice,” said Energy Team Leader Sharon Flanery.  “His knowledge of title issues will be invaluable to national energy clients working in shale gas development.”

Snell is a graduate of Baylor University where he obtained both his Bachelor’s degree and his Juris Doctor.  He is a member of the American, Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Fort Worth, Dallas, Denver and Permian Basin Landman associations and a member of the State Bar of Texas Title Standards Joint Editorial Board.

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