Philip M. Hall, a native of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania area who brings more than 30 years of oil and gas and title examination experience to the firm. He was among the first members of the State Bar of Texas in 1986 to be certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

He spent five years with the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Philadelphia and San Antonio before entering private practice. Mr. Hall has also spent time working in real estate and banking and has additional experience in probate and government law.

Mr. Hall is married to the former Mary Pat FitzGerald of Corpus Christi. four children and four grandchildren. The Halls enjoy time with the family.

Education: Drexel University (B.S. in Business Administration, 1964); The University of Texas School of Law (L.L.B., 1968).

Admitted to Bar: Texas, 1968; Pennsylvania, 1970.

Practice Areas: Land Titles; Title Examination; Real Estate; Oil and Gas; Probate.

Prior Professional Experience: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Prichard, Peeler, Cartwright and Hall (1977-1992); Of Counsel to the firms of Hatch and Hatch (1992-1995); Wood, Burney, Cohn and Viles and its successor firm, Cohn, Casstevens and Bircher (1995-2000).

Professional Activities: Texas Bar Association - District 11-A Grievance Committee, 1983-1990 (Secretary, 1983-1986; Chairman, 1987-1988); Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section (Section Advisory Council , 1987-1990); Life Fellow of Texas Bar Foundation; Corpus Christi Bar Association (President, 1981-1982); Corpus Christi Association of Professional Landmen; Planning Committee for numerous oil, gas and mineral law seminars sponsored by the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas Law School; author and speaker, The University of Texas 11th Annual Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute (1985); Southwestern Legal Foundation 27th Annual Institute for Petroleum Landmen (1986); Corpus Christi Association of Professional Landmen 1989 Educational Workshop; South Texas College of Law Sixth Annual Oil & Gas Law Institute (1993); San Antonio Association of Professional Landmen Mid-Winter Seminar (1995).

Civic Activities: Mayor's Downtown Task Force (1987); Heart of Corpus Christi (Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Legal Counsel, 1987-1995; Vice Chairman of Executive Committee, 1987); Central Business District Association, 1974-1995 (Executive Director and Legal Counsel, 1974-1991); Leadership Corpus Christi VIII; Leadership Corpus Christi Alumni.

Board certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.