Fort Worth, TX Office

115 W 7th St, Suite 1225
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
p: 682-316-1677
f: 682-316-1676

Matthew S. Wolcott

Of Counsel

Mr. Wolcott’s practice focuses primarily on complex upstream oil and gas litigation and transactional matters. He has litigated disputes among operators, working-interest owners, royalty owners, surface owners, and vendors, including contract claims, title disputes, and tort claims. Mr. Wolcott’s transactional experience includes the acquisition and divestiture of assets, negotiating and drafting leases, service contracts, participation agreements, farmout agreements, and joint operating agreements, and drafting title opinions. He is also an experienced intellectual property litigator.

Mr. Wolcott began his legal career as an associate at Freeman Mills from 2006 – 2011. He then served as in-house litigation counsel for XTO Energy Inc. from 2011 – 2016.

A published singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Mr. Wolcott is also a member of the National Music Publishers’ Association and an active advocate for creative rights owners.

Practice Areas

  • Business Development
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Oil & Gas Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Oil & Gas Litigation
  • Oil & Gas Transactions


  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Bar Admissions

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


  • American Bar Association
  • National Music Publishers’ Association
  • State Bar of Texas – Entertainment and Sports Law
  • State Bar of Texas – Intellectual Property Law Section
  • State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section