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W. Kent Bickham
Staff Attorney

My counselor role is as important - or more important, even - as my attorney role. My goal is to assist clients achieve their goals by balancing legal requirements against practicalities, and to use my broad oil patch experience to create the right solutions.

Kent Bickham has more than 25 years of experience as an oil and gas attorney with experience in every phase of the exploration and production process.

Before joining Gray Reed, Kent worked as a senior attorney for Marathon Oil Company and ARCO Oil & Gas Company overseeing legal work for worldwide exploration and production activities including production operations in the Permian Basin and East Texas, with experience in other parts of the lower forty-eight, Alaska, Russia and the Ukraine. He has drafted all manner of oil and gas contracts such as leases, farm-in and farm-out agreements, joint operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, gas sales and processing agreements, data licenses, master service contracts and drilling contracts. He also has extensive experience drafting drillsite title opinions, supplemental title opinions and acquisition title opinions.

Organizational Involvement
  • State Bar of Texas
  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law (1984)
  • B.B.A., summa cum laude, University of North Texas (1979)
Bar Admission
  • Texas
Court Admission
  • Supreme Court of Texas
When I Feel Most At Home
  • Collecting art - paintings, glass and kaleidoscopes
  • Listening to well-recorded vinyl