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John R. Caraway

Upon graduating from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2010, John Caraway began his career in the oil and gas industry working as an independent petroleum landman in the Permian Basin.  As a field landman, he managed a variety of projects, ranging from title research and due diligence, to leasing and curative, gaining valuable experience in the Permian Basin.  In 2012, he joined a law firm in Fort Worth where he led a team of experienced West Texas attorneys in rendering hundreds of title opinions for the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties throughout the Permian Basin, Oklahoma and North Dakota, and provided general legal counsel to oil and gas clients, including drafting sophisticated lease amendments, operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, and the like.  In March of 2018, he partnered with longtime friend and colleague, Adam Abert, in the founding of Abert Caraway, PLLC, where he has further deepened his experience with intricate and multilayered legal issues surrounding upstream oil and gas operations.  His practice routinely involves examination of intricate mineral, royalty and leasehold title, resolution of complex lease maintenance questions, addressing issues pertaining to allocation of production from multi-tract horizontal wells and joint operating agreements, and correct application of legal principles concerning participating and non-participating co-tenants.  He has also gained valuable experience in the exciting process of locating and acquiring oil and gas interests in the Permian Basin and providing legal assistance through transaction closure.   John has been happily married to Stephanie since 2018, and they are blessed with three wonderful children, Truitt, London and Carter, as well as a specimen of a Golden Retriever, Pepper.  Between youth sportsball, family ski trips and seeking out the best sushi, John is likely to be found in the skies, flying any airplane he can manage to get his hands on, or otherwise pursuing his love of aviation.




Texas Tech University (B.B.A., General Business, magna cum laude, with honors, 2007)

Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2010)



State Bar of Texas (2010)

State Bar of Oklahoma (2016)


Oil, Gas and Energy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas; Oil, Gas and Energy Law

Section of the State Bar of Oklahoma; Permian Basin Landman Association

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