Austin Brister represents oil and gas companies and landowners in upstream oil and gas litigation, including mineral and leasehold title disputes, surface trespass and damages, royalty calculation and payment disputes, operator/non-operator disputes, removal of operator, lease termination/perpetuation disputes, retained acreage and proration unit issues, and an array of other issues in the upstream oil and gas sector. Austin has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in courtrooms across Texas. Austin strives to find practical business solutions, but if necessary he works hard to implement aggressive strategies in the courthouse. Austin is licensed in Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, and North Dakota.
Austin is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, where he serves as Vice-Chair of the Young Professionals Committee. Austin frequently publishes articles and gives presentations on oil and gas issues, including articlces and presentations for the Texas Oil and Gas Law Journal, Law360, Texas State Bar, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Wyoming Bar Association, Houston Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association, Wyoming College of Law, University of Texas, South Texas College of Law, American Association of Petroleum Landmen, Landman Magazine, National Association of Division Order Analysts, National Association of Least and Title Analysts, and numerous local chapters of landman and lawyer associations.
Austin also serves as editor of “Producer’s Edge” and OilandGasLawDigest.com, which seeks to provide the Firm’s contacts in the oil and gas industry with information on recent cases and timely articles.