Joe W. Christina Jr.
Joe W. Christina Jr.’s practice is composed of transactional, litigation and title aspects of Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law. He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law.
Joe received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of 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, he was a member of the St. Mary’s Law Journal, the American Inns of Court, and the 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 all types 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.
Mr. Christina 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. He and his family are also active members of the First United Methodist Church in Corpus Christi, where he 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.
- St. Mary’s University School of Law — J.D., with Honors, 1990
- Honors: American Inns of Court
- Honors: Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
- Law Journal: St. Mary’s Law Journal — Member
- University of Texas — B.B.A. in Real Estate, Finance, 1987
Admissions & Memberships
- Texas State Bar Association — Member
- Council for the Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas – Member
- North Dakota State Bar Association — Member
- 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
- Production Sharing Agreements: A Practical Anatomy, (Co-Author), Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section Report of the State Bar of Texas, Volume 43, Number 10, Fall 2019
- 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
- Course Director for the State Bar of Texas Oil and Gas Disputes Course 2020
- 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 — Speaker
Joe W. Christina Jr. is a Porter, Rogers, Dahlman & Gordon, P.C. shareholder and attorney focused on cases pertaining to oil, gas, and mineral law, business transactions, litigation, titles, and regulatory matters.