Steven Lord is of counsel to GB&C, and is certified as a specialist in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He obtained his J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans in 2010, then went on to receive an LL.M. in Energy, Environmental, and Natural Resources Law from the University of Houston in 2011. Before law school, Steven attended the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he obtained a B.A. in English.
Prior to joining GB&C, Steven practiced as an oil and gas title examiner at a firm in Houston and as a litigator at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. As an Assistant Attorney General, Steven primarily represented the Texas General Land Office in litigation involving the State’s mineral assets and the Railroad Commission of Texas in appeals of its administrative actions.
GB&C believes that its mineral-owning clients are well-served by attorneys who own and manage mineral interests themselves. Steven is a 4th-generation mineral and royalty owner—his great-grandfather was an oilman during the East Texas Field boom in the 1920s and 1930s. In addition to his law practice, Steven is actively involved in the management of his great-grandfather's legacy, which includes several mineral properties scattered throughout Texas.