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Gaston & Strain
6200 FM 307
Midland, Texas 79706
Tel: (432) 683-8822


Areas of Practice:

Civil Litigation, Oil and Gas Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Appellate Practice and Probate.

Bar Admissions:

Texas, 1983
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit


Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specializations, College of the State Bar of Texas


J.D., Texas Tech University, 1983
B.S., Texas Tech University, 1979


Lubbock, Texas, March 21, 1957

Reported Cases:

Davis v. Devon Energy Production Co., L.P., 136 S.W. 3d 419 (Tex. App. – Amarillo 2004, no pet.);

In Re: Estate of Moffatt, 2003 WL 22413580 (Tex. App. – El Paso 2003, no pet.);
Averitt v. PriceWaterhouseCoopers L.L.P., 89 S.W. 3d 330 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2002, no pet.);

Credit Car Center, Inc. v. Chambers, 969 S.W. 2d 459 (Tex. App. – El Paso 1998, no pet.);

Anderson v. Vinson Exploration, Inc., 832 S.W. 2d 657 (Tex. App. – El Paso 1992, no writ);

Successor Trust Committee of Permian Distributing, Inc. Employees’ Profit Sharing Plan and Trust v. First State Bank, Odessa, N.A., 735 F. Supp. 708 (W.D. Tex. 1990).

Community Involvement:

Adjunct Professor – University of Texas Permian Basin, Oil & Gas Law and Business Law;
Alamo Y.M.C.A. Board
Permian Basin Center for Battered Women and Their Children Board;
Heritage Midland Board
Leadership Midland


Wife, Robin
Sons, Bryce (19), Shawn (17), Cody (14) and Stuart (14)

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