Dallas, TX Office

12222 Merit Drive, Suite 1400
Dallas, Texas 75251

p: (214) 800-5191
f: (214) 800-5190

James D. Jeffers


Mr. Jeffers is a partner in the Dallas office of Freeman Mills PC. His practice has been predominately in the oil, gas and natural resources areas, with an emphasis on oil and gas title examinations.

Jamie and his wife, Ashley, have two sons.


Presenter, “A Brief Overview of Title Examination & Common Examiner Pitfalls,” XXIV Annual Review of Oil and Gas Law, Dallas Bar Association, August 2009


Prepared drilling, division order and acquisition title opinions covering lands located in the Barnett Shale (North Texas), the Haynesville Shale (East Texas), the Permian Basin (West Texas and Southeast New Mexico), the San Juan Basin (Northwest New Mexico) and the Western Slope (Colorado)

Performed “standup” title examinations

Examined county, State of New Mexico and State of Colorado, and Bureau of Land Management records in preparation of title opinions

Advised clients regarding joint operating agreements, oil and gas leases, farmout agreements, term assignments and rights-of-way agreements

Performed due diligence for acquisitions and divestitures

Drafted curative oil and gas title documents, including lease ratifications, stipulations of interest, assignments, partial releases, subordination agreements and surface use waivers

Negotiated oil & gas leases on behalf of landowners and oil & gas companies

Litigated disputes involving oil and gas post-productions costs, royalty valuation, surface use agreements, joint operating agreements, service contracts and mineral ownership

Instructed a business law course as an adjunct professor which covered business formations, contracts, employment law, bankruptcy and real estate

James Jeffers is one of D Magazines best lawyers of 2015.

Practice Areas

  • Oil & Gas Title Examination


  • B.A., Texas Tech University
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court, District of New Mexico
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


  • State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section
  • State Bar of New Mexico – Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law Section
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania – Environmental and Energy Law Section
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation