Board Certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Jim Robertson is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law. Mr. Robertson has extensive experience in all facets of real property and oil and gas practice, including transactions, title examinations and title opinions, and litigation. Mr. Robertson also handles general commercial and business litigation and appeals.

Reported Cases

  • Circle Ridge Prod. v. Kittrell Family Minerals, LLC, 2013 WL 3781367; Lexis 8790 (Tex. App.-Texarkana 2013, pet. denied)
  • Keathley v. Baker, 2009 Tex. App. Lexis 4957 (Tex App.-Tyler 2009)
  • Roberts v. Clark, 2002 WL 253802 (Tex. App.-Tyler 2002, writ denied)
  • Procom Energy v. Roach, 16 S.W.3d 377 (Tex. App.-Tyler 2000, writ denied)
  • Abella v. Knight Oil Tools, Inc., 945 S.W.2d 847, 136 Oil & Gas Rep. 182 (Tex. App.-Houston [1st Dist.] 1997, no writ)
  • Price v. Shelmire, 77 F.3d 480 (5th Cir. 1996)
  • Barfield v. Holland, 844 S.W.2d 759 (Tex. App.-Tyler 1992, writ denied)
  • Pack v. First Federal Savings & Loan Association, 828 S.W.2d 60 (Tex. App.-Tyler 1991, no writ)
  • Zimmerman v. First American Title Insurance Co., 790 S.W.2d 690 (Tex. App.-Tyler 1990, writ denied)


  • University of Texas, B.A., 1972
  • University of Arkansas, J.D., 1975; Delta Theta Phi

Professional Experience

  • Wilson, Robertson & VanDeventer, P.C., 1979-present, Shareholder
  • Potter, Guinn & Minton, Tyler, Texas, 1976-78
  • 6th District Court of Civil Appeals, Texarkana, Texas, 1975-76 (Briefing Attorney)

Professional Activities & Affiliations

  • Bar Admissions: State Bar of Texas, 1975; U.S.District Court for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas and Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Bar Associations: State Bar of Texas, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section; American Bar Association; Smith County Bar Association
  • Committee on Admissions, Texas Board of Law Examiners (Chairman, 1989-2003)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Community Activities

  • Boy Scouts of America, Council Attorney (2011-current)
  • Historic Preservation Board, City of Tyler (2010-2015)
  • East Texas Crisis Center (Board of Directors, 2001-2004)
  • East Texas Symphony Orchestra Association (Board of Directors, 1995-2001)
  • Marvin Methodist Church (Administrative Board, Usher) Shareholder

Admitted: 1975


Mallory Lewis

Practice Areas

  • Energy/Oil & Gas
  • Real Estate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Estate & Trust Law