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Joe W. Christina Jr.

Joe W. Christina Jr.

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Location:
Corpus Christi, Texas
Phone:
361-880-5833
Fax:
361-880-5844
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Joe's practice is composed of transactional, litigation, title and regulatory aspects of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law.* Joe received his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas, in 1987, with a double major in Real Estate and Finance. He subsequently received his law degree in 1990 from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. While at St. Mary's, Joe was a member of the St. Mary's Law Journal, the American Inns of Court and Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity.

Joe began his practice in 1990 in the Oil and Gas Section of the Austin office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P., where he represented oil and gas lessees, operators and mineral/royalty owners in regulatory matters before the Railroad Commission of Texas, as well as in oil, gas and mineral related transactions and litigation throughout the State of Texas. He joined the Corpus Christi office of Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, P.C., in 1997, where he continues to represent his clients in oil, gas and mineral related litigation, the preparation and negotiation of oil, gas and mineral transactions, as well as the preparation of title opinions covering mineral interests throughout Texas. He has been certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law since 1998. He is licensed to practice in Texas and is a member of the Corpus Christi Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, as well as the Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. He has also worked in the preparation of articles for the University of Texas School of Law Ernest E Smith Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Institute, the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Corpus Christi Landmen's Institute.

Joe and his wife, Stephanie, are native Corpus Christians. They have two daughters, Catherine and Caitlyn. Joe has served as a member of Leadership Corpus Christi, Class 28, as well as President of the Corpus Christi Chapter of the University of Texas Longhorn Foundation, Director on the Board of Directors of the Coastal Bend Community of the Walk to Emmaus, member of the Bill Glass Prison Ministries and as a member of the Young Men's Business League of Austin, Texas. Joe and his family are also active members of the First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi, where Joe has served as a Director of the Board of Directors of the Contemporary Service/Praise Team, as well as a member of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee, Finance Committee and Stewardship Committee. His hobbies include fishing, hunting, golf and traveling.

Areas of Practice

  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
  • Transactional
  • Litigation
  • Title
  • Regulatory

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified Oil, Gas & Mineral Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • North Dakota

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: American Inns of Court
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
    • Law Journal: St. Mary's Law Journal, Member
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 1987
    • Major: Real Estate
    • Major: Finance

Published Works

  • Horizontal Wells: Potential Problems and Practical Solutions, (Co-Author), Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section Report of the State Bar of Texas, Volume 34, Number 4, June, 2010
  • Responsibilities of Trustees Managing Mineral and Royalty Properties Audits – Cheap Insurance for Fiduciaries, State Bar of Texas – 25th Annual Advanced Oil, Gas and Energy Resources, October 4-5, 2007
  • Commingled Production and the "Confusion of Goods" Doctrine Under Arco Oil and Gas Company v. Marshall, (Co-Author), The Corpus Christi Landmen’s Institute/American Association of Professional Landmen, October 19-20, 2000
  • Pooling in Good Faith, Corpus Christi Association of Professional Landmen, September 13, 1999

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Horizontal Wells: Potential Problems and Practical Solutions, 36th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Institute, April 9, 2010
  • Speaker, Commingled Production and the "Confusion of Goods" Doctrine Under Arco Oil and Gas Company v. Marshall, American Association of Petroleum Landmen Convention, June 21, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Corpus Christi Bar Association, Member
  • Texas State Bar Association, Oil and Gas Division, Member
  • Corpus Christi Association of Professional Landmen, Member
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Member
  • San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen, Member
  • Leadership Corpus Christi, Class 28, Member

With offices in Corpus Christi, Austin, and San Antonio, the law firm of Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, P.C., serves South Texas, Central Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley. We have many clients in Atascosa, Bastrop, Bexar, Brooks, Burnett, Cameron, Comal, Duval, Gillespie, Hays, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, Kendall, Live Oak, Nueces, Port Aransas, San Patricio, Starr, Travis, Uvalde, Webb, Williamson, and Wilson counties, including the communities of Alice, Brownsville, Del Rio, Edinburg, Fulton, Harlingen, Laredo, McAllen, Rockport, and San Diego.

One Law Firm in Three Cities

Corpus Christi

361-880-5808

Austin

512-505-5900

San Antonio

210-736-3900

Porter, Rogers, Dahlman
& Gordon, P.C.

One Shoreline Plaza,
800 North Shoreline
Suite 800 S
Corpus Christi TX 78401
Phone 361-880-5808
Fax 361-880-5844
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