Kerry A. Kilburn

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Kerry Kilburn founded Kilburn Law Firm, PLLC to provide general, commercial transaction and litigation services to its clients, with an emphasis on the oil and gas industry.

He has extensive experience in Texas and Louisiana oil, gas and energy-related transactions and litigation, including acquisitions and divestitures of producing properties, energy loans, title examination, trials and appeals in both state and federal courts in Texas and Louisiana.

Mr. Kilburn is a sought-after speaker and author on topical industry issues. He is committed to his profession and to his community.

Practice areas

Bar admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court



  • J.D. , Louisiana State University, 1982
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, with honors, 1978

Professional memberships

  • Houston Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Louisiana Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • American Association of Professional Landmen
  • Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law — Member, Advisory Board
  • Louisiana Mineral Law Institute
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation


  • “Dealing with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality,” Louisiana State Bar Association seminar
  • “Foreclosure and Bankruptcy in Louisiana,” National Business Institute seminar
  • “Pooling and Unitization in Texas,” Mineral Law Institute seminar, South Texas College of Law; Co-Author with Anne Bullen
  • “The Duhig Rule: Oversimplified,” NHAPL seminar

Community involvement

  • Fort Worth Public Library Foundation
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo — Life Member; Team Penning & Ranch Sorting Committee; Art Auction Committee; Legal Advisory Committee
  • University of Texas Exes — Life member
  • Campanile Charities, Inc. — Board of Directors

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