Paul Bohannon

Bohannon Legal PLLC

Dallas, Texas 75201


Business, Civil, Commercial, Construction, Contract, Energy, Environmental, Oil and Gas, Water Rights, Workplace

Educational Background

  • Oklahoma State University, B.A.  1972 (Dean’s List, Omicron Delta Kappa, National Political Science Honor Society)
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D.  1975 (Order of Coif, meaning top 10% of class)
  • Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation “Dealing with Difficult Conversations” and “Strategies, Tools and Skills,” 2010
  • University of Houston Law Center mediation training


  • Licensed, Supreme Court of Texas, 1975
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas (1976)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1980)

Paul Bohannon is the only lawyer in Texas awarded the prestigious 2014 Litigator Award for Oil Spill litigation by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents! Tick here to learn more …


  • Recent presentation at the Appalachian School of Law, Virginia, 2013; “The Migration of Hard Rock Mining to Unconventional Gas in Litigation”

    Energy, natural resources and the environment, emphasizing crisis management.  National Energy Panel Member, AAA.  Houstonia-Rated Top Lawyer in Houston.  Over 60 jury trials to verdict.  Representative matters include river and harbor matters (NJ, OH, TX CT), oil & gas wastes (TX, OK, LA, NM, CO, KS), pipeline leaks and spills (TX, OK, NM), hard rock (CO, NM) and radioactive (TX, NM).  Also, upland matters in many states.  Served as founding Chair, New Mexico Oil & Gas Ass’n Environmental Affairs Committee. 

    I require organized and simplified presentations with actual management participation.  If an arbitration matter, I do not tolerate discovery abuses or excesses.

    Rate:  75% of your lead counsel hourly rate plus expenses.  Authorized travel billed at 50% of primary rate. 


7139 Avalon Bend Circle
Spring, TX 77379

P: 281-798-7466
F: 281-254-7914
E: [email protected]