Thomas J. Howell

Thomas J. Howell

Key Harrington Barnes, PC
  • Business Law, Estate Planning, Employment Law...
  • Texas
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Thomas Howell has been practicing law in Texas since his graduation from Southern Methodist School of Law in 1975. He has been engaged in private practice since 1987. Previously, Mr. Howell served as in-house counsel for Mobil Oil Corporation and for two other New York Stock Exchange-listed energy companies. His law practice concentrates on business and oil and gas, representing both companies and individuals. Mr. Howell often acts as the quarterback or general counsel for businesses so that if a legal matter arises, he can direct them on the proper course, even if he or his firm won't be legal counsel. He was Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Certification in 1986, the first year this certification was offered. His practice also includes estate planning and probate.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Employment Law
  • Energy, Oil & Gas Law
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English
Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Line Officer
U.S. Navy
Southern Methodist University
United States Naval Academy
Honors: Company Commander in charge of approximately 100 Midshipmen; selected for Admiral Rickover's Nuclear Power Program
Activities: Major: Marine Engineering
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Professional Associations
American Association of Petroleum Landmen
Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association
State Bar of Texas
Activities: Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section, Business Law Section, Corporate Counsel Section, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section
Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen
Dallas Bar Association
Activities: Energy Law Section, Corporate Counsel Section, Probate, Trusts and Estates Section, Securities Section
Texas State Bar # 10107800
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Articles & Publications
Dumping: Still a Problem in International Trade
National Research Council
The Trade Remedies: A U.S. Perspective
Trade Strategies for a New Era: Ensuring U.S. Leadership in a Global Economy
Competing Programs: Government Support for Microelectronics
National Research Council
Cartels and Dumping: A Response
69 Antitrust Law Journal 2
Foreclosing a Japanese Hong Kong: Okinawa, 1967-72
Asian Perspective Vol. 24 No. 4
U.S.-EU Cooperation in Competition Policy in Asia: Trade Policy at the Newest Frontier
Trade Protection: Rethinking the American Perspective
New York University Journal of International Law and Politics
Steel and the State in Romania
Comparative Economic Studies 71
International Competition in the Information Technologies
Stanford Journal of International Law
The U.S. Commitment to the GATT System: A Reappraisal of Basic Assumptions
6 Michigan Yearbook of International Legal Studies 491
Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Texas Board of Legal Certification
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Key Harrington Barnes, PC
3710 Rawlins St
Suite 950
Dallas, TX 75219
Telephone: (214) 615-7925
Fax: (214) 615-7926