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Charles W. Gordon IV

Charles W. Gordon IV

Shareholder, Managing Director
Corpus Christi, Texas

In 1978, Charles obtained his law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law after graduating from the University of Texas in 1975 with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration. Transactional, litigation and title aspects of oil, gas and mineral law* compose Charles' primary areas of practice. Charles has been a frequent speaker and writer of legal articles concerning various aspects of the natural resources law, including extensive work in the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas. Charles enjoys the confidence and trust his clients place in him by allowing him to play an integral role in the successful decision-making process of their high stakes business. Charles is a member of the American and Corpus Christi Associations of Professional Landmen. He is licensed in Texas, the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Charles and wife, Laurie, are active members of First United Methodist Church, where Charles has served as the Lay Leader and chairs of the Administrative Board, Finance Committee, Pastor Parish Relations Committee and Director of the Christian Adventure Camp. They have three daughters. Fishing, hunting, reading and travel are part of Charles' leisure activities. He is a past president of the Corpus Christi Texas Exes.

Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Law (Litigation, Transactions & Title)
  • Uranium, Wind Power and Alternative Energy Law
  • Corporate and Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Water Rights Law

Certified Legal Specialties

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

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas - 1978
  • University of Texas
    • Bachelor Degree - 1975
    • Major: Business Administration

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rating; Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating
  • Fellow, State Bar of Texas
  • Super Lawyers; Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chair of the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas Pattern Jury Charge Committee Member, Member
  • Corpus Christi Association of Professional Landmen, Member
  • First United Methodist Church, Member
  • Corpus Christi Texas Exes, Past President

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




San Antonio


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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