Kirby J Hards – Associate Attorney

Kirby J Hards

Kirby J Hards

Associate Attorney

Kirby Hards focuses on matters related to real estate, oil and gas, estate planning, and business law. He is an alumni of Texas A&M University and received his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law.

Throughout law school, Mr. Hards held two clerkships with Houston based oil & gas law firms, focusing on oil & gas law and title examination in Texas and the Rockies region of the United States. Clerkship duties included researching title issues, drafting Title Opinions, and assembling Divisions of Interest. During law school, Kirby served as President of the following organizations: Oil & Gas Law Society, STCL student chapter of AIPN, Christian Legal Society, and the STCL student chapter of the Federalist Society. Mr. Hards received the South Texas College of Law Dean’s Citizenship Award for outstanding service to the school in 2015.

Prior to law school, Kirby worked for a land services brokerage company as an Independent in-house Landman, Land Analyst, and Division Order Analyst for various large Houston based oil and gas companies.

Kirby is based in Houston, Texas, and can be reached at KHards@MurphysLawPLLC.com or by phone at (281) 475-2022.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE:

  • Continental Land & Fur Company, Incorporated – Independent Landman
  • Bibby, McWiliams & Kearney, PLLC – Law Clerk
  • Sabine Mid-Continent, LLC – Independent Landman
  • Kirby, Mathews, and Walrath, PLLC – Law Clerk
  • ConocoPhillips Company – Land Analyst
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation – Title/Division Order Analyst

ADMISSION TO PRACTICE:

  • Texas

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Texas Bar Association

EDUCATION:

  • J.D., 2015, South Texas College of Law
    • Oil and Gas Law Society, President 2014 – 15
    • Christian Legal Society, President 2014 – 15
    • Texas Journal of Business Law, Editor 2013 – 14
    • Federalist Society Chapter, President 2013 – 14
    • Aggie Law Society, Member 2012 – 15
    • Dean’s List, Fall 2014 & Spring 2015
    • Dean’s Citizenship Award, 2015
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Advanced Oil and Gas, Spring 2015
  • B.A. in Speech Communications, 2009, Texas A&M University
    • Minor in Business Administration

ACTIVITIES:

  • Brothers Under Christ – ΒΥΧ Fraternity, Treasurer 2006 – 07
  • “Big Event” Community Volunteer Event, Site Manager 2006
  • Helping One Student to Succeed (H.O.S.T.S.), Tutor/Mentor 2006

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