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Needham & Associates, PLLC

A full-service energy law firm.

Our attorneys have years of experience in energy law, petroleum exploration and development contracts, and oil and gas litigation. Oil and gas matters can be complex and no two matters are alike. If you are seeking representation for an oil and gas law matter, it is important to work with attorneys that focus on this specific area of the law. We represent oil and gas producers, operators, landowners and other parties in a broad range of oil and gas law matters, including oil and gas litigation, contracts, transactions, and regulatory matters.

Our team

Keith Needham


Jena Williams

J. D.

Amber Howard Cornelius


Our story



“Work hard and be nice to people” is our motto. We take a different approach to oil and gas legal services. At Needham & Associates, we view the performance of legal work in the oil patch similarly to all other work performed in this industry: the most accurate, reliable and inexpensive service provider gets the job every time.



An important part of any decision to seek legal representation is the trust that a client has in his or her attorney. That trust also means a complete understanding of the client’s needs and business operations.

If like most involved in the oil patch, your focus is on results—and the bottom line—then go with a proven provider of legal services who is also focused on your bottom line, not just their own. If nothing else, ask yourself this question: “When was the last time your oil and gas attorney lowered their rates in light of such low commodity prices?”



The provision of legal services in the oil and gas business should be thought of as a “commodity,” similar to the other facets of this business. If your title attorney is doing the job correctly, the interests should all add up to “1”. If your regulatory attorney is on point and prepared, then your application should be recommended for a final order. If your transactional attorney drafts the contract correctly, then the deal will close without a hitch. Our goal is to always provide the correct answers, in the most efficient manner possible, so that you—the client—can make the best business decision.

The Needham Companies