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    Biography

    Sarah Trainer focuses her practice in the area of oil, gas and mineral law and property law with emphasis on mineral and leasehold title examination. She is a former clerk for Judge Joseph "Tad" Halbach, Harris County State District Court Judge. Ms. Trainer has extensive experience drafting original drilling title opinions, division order title opinions, lease acquisition title opinions and supplemental title opinions. Ms. Trainer also has experience in all aspects of litigation, including oil and gas litigation, property damage and premises liability.

    Memberships & Awards

    Professional
    Houston Bar Association
    Houston Young Lawyers Association

    Key Experience

    Draft original drilling title opinions, division order title opinions, lease acquisition title opinions and supplemental title opinions covering hundreds of tracts of land allowing clients to identify issues affecting the ability to drill and produce from said tracts prior to drilling and provide assistance in curing those defects, allowing drilling to take place
    Analyzed title runsheets, deeds, contracts, deeds of trust, probate, divorce and guardianship proceedings to determine mineral interest ownership and to verify that all current mineral owners have been properly leased
    Analyze leases and assignments to determine leasehold ownership

    Work Experience

    2014 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2010-2014 Kilburn Law Firm, PC
    2007-2010 Wheat Opperman, PLLC
    2005-2007 Law Clerk, Judge Joseph "Tad" Halbach, Harris County State District Court

    Speaking Engagements

    Daily Ethical Issues Faced by Title Examiners 2012, presented to clients of Kilburn Law Firm, P.L.L.C.

    Assistant Editor, Texas Law Survey Selected Topics 2006, presented to AIG Claims Handlers by Brown Sims, P.C.