Chaille Walraven focuses her practice on oil and gas law and real estate matters, with an emphasis on litigation that protects the rights of land and royalty owners. Chaille has represented hundreds of land and mineral owners in both state and federal court, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She devotes a large section of her practice to assisting royalty owners in enforcing the terms and conditions of their oil and gas leases. Since Chaille’s great-grandfather founded the family ranch over a century ago, four generations of her family have been land and mineral owners.
Chaille was born and raised in Western Oklahoma and graduated Valedictorian from Clinton High School. She then attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she earned both her undergraduate and law degrees. She also met her husband, Mark, at Baylor. While in law school, Chaille was actively involved in Baylor’s nationally-ranked advocacy programs and the Baylor Law Review. She participated in moot court and was a member of Baylor’s National Mock Trial championship team. After graduating from law school, Chaille followed in her father’s footsteps and joined the firm her father founded in 1967.
Chaille and Mark have three boys, Jackson, Christian and Elias, and enjoy spending as much time together as possible. In addition to family activities, Chaille enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, cooking, horseback riding and scuba diving.