Jim has 30 years of experience as an attorney in the oil and gas and oilfield services industries, including Hess Corporation, El Paso Corporation, Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., Sonat Exploration Company, and Mitchell Energy Corporation, working on a diverse portfolio of domestic and international, onshore and offshore projects. Additionally, he is involved with the Houston Museum of Natural Science Volunteer Guild, is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory, and is a past Chair of the Houston Bar Association Oil, Gas & Mineral Law Section. Prior to joining Sabinal, Jim served as outside counsel to the company. Jim earned a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University and a J.D., with honors, from the University of Houston Law Center.