John Paul Albert

John Paul Albert

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Shortly after beginning his undergraduate studies, John Paul turned his entire academic and career focus toward the oil and gas industry. Being a native of Elk City, Oklahoma, John Paul was familiar with the oil and gas business from an early age, and his roots became the driving force behind his passion for the energy industry. While interning for multiple oil and gas companies during his academic career, he gained an understanding of the complexities of the business and the everyday interactions with surface owners and mineral owners alike. These experiences have formed his passion for representing both corporate clients and the individual landowners and mineral owners of Oklahoma, specializing in oil and gas litigation and complex business transactions, with a secondary focus on creditors’ rights.



Areas of Practice

  • 90% Oil and Gas Litigation
  • 10% Transactional

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2014
  • North Dakota, 2015


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 2014
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Certificate in Energy Law
    • Honors: Dean's List 2012-2014
  • University of Oklahoma Price College of Business, Norman, Oklahoma
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration - 2014
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Focus in Energy Finance
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman , Oklahoma
    • B.A. Business Administration
    • Honors: 2010 Outstanding Graduate in Energy Management
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Energy Management

Published Works

  • Oklahoma Bar Association's Energy and Natural Resources Law Newsletter- Editor in Chief, 2013-2014
  • Oklahoma Bar Association's Energy and Natural Resources Law Newsletter- Associate Editor, 2012-2013

Honors and Awards

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Scholar- Fall 2013
  • The Thomas L. Hieronymus Memorial Oil and Gas Scholar
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Oil and Gas Scholar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Oklahoma City Association of Professional Landmen, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Energy Management Student Association- University of Oklahoma College of Law, Vice President, 2013 - 2014
  • North Dakota Bar Association, Member, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Anadarko Petroleum Company , Law Clerk-General Counsel's Office, Summer 2013
  • SM Energy Company , South Texas Land Intern, Summer 2011
  • Hampton & Milligan , Oil & Gas Title Intern, Summer 2010
  • Shell Exploration & Production Co., Offshore Land Intern, Summer 2009
  • Jones Energy, Ltd., Land Intern, Summer 2008