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Amanda Hale | Associate

Amanda Hale joined Hamilton Shores, LLP in June of 2019. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at a boutique oil and gas law firm in Fort Worth. She began her legal career at one of the principal oil and gas law firms in the Permian Basin. Ms. Hale’s practice includes title examination and the preparation of acquisition, drilling, and division order title opinions. She represents and advises both operators and landowners in oil and gas and estate matters. Her practice also involves preparing various agreements, deeds, and easements. Additionally, Ms. Hale has experience with environmental and regulatory issues through her work at the Texas Railroad Commission.

She is an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University School of Law, where she teaches Texas Land Titles.


J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2016

M.A., Texas Tech University, 2012 (Philosophy)

B.A., Auburn University, 2009 (Philosophy)


Texas, 2017


Adverse Possession of Minerals…and Presumed Grant, State Bar Of Texas Oil, Gas And Mineral Title Examination Course 2022 (June 2022) (with Rhodes Hamilton).

All Right, All Right, All Right, [Title, and Interest]: Piranha Partners v. Neuhoff and the Effects of a Descriptive (or Limiting?) Exhibit, Landman Magazine, July/August 2020, at 50.

The Moratorium and the Damage Done: Offshore Drilling After the Gulf of Mexico Drilling Moratorium and Whether Moratoria Should Continue to be Used, 6 LSU Journal of Energy Law & Resources 409 (2018).

The Localized Connection Between the Amistad Reservoir and Groundwater in Del Rio, Texas, and How This Relationship Can Be Applied Elsewhere in Texas, 46 Texas Environmental Law Journal 51 (2016).

Honors & Awards:

Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers – 2019-2024

Selected for the Institute for Energy Law Leadership Class – 2020

Professional Memberships & Affiliations:

State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section
Women’s Energy Network
Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen
Institute for Energy Law Young Energy Professionals