Dallas, TX Office

12222 Merit Drive, Suite 1400
Dallas, Texas 75251

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

John R. Childers


Mr. Childers joined Freeman Mills PC with more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He began his career as an independent field landman performing all aspects of onshore land services for domestic exploration and production companies. From 2006 to 2015 he held the following positions with independent domestic upstream operating companies: Land Manager, Land Manager and General Counsel, Vice President - Land, Executive Vice-President - Exploration and Production, Chief Operating Officer and President.

During his tenure in the energy business, Mr. Childers has been charged with leading the management of exploration and production operations, the acquisition and divestiture of various onshore assets, as well as the legal, regulatory, and exploration efforts for in-situ uranium mining in South Texas.

Mr. Childers’ practice is predominately focused on oil and gas transactional matters, general corporate law, and business formation.


Landman Lease and Title Manual, 2012

Practice Areas

  • Oil & Gas Transactions
  • Oil & Gas Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Business Development
  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Transactions


  • B.A., University of Houston
  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas


  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • State Bar of Texas—Business Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas—Corporate Counsel Section
  • State Bar of Texas—General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm
  • State Bar of Texas—Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law
  • State Bar of Texas—Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law