Omar E. Gallardo


Practice Areas

  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy
  • Real Property


Born and raised in the Permian Basin, Omar is Of Counsel to the Oil and Gas Section of the firm. His practice is centered on oil and gas title examination and transactional matters related to fee, state, and federal lands in both Texas and New Mexico. He represents a wide range of energy clients, from privately held local operators to publicly traded multi-national corporations. He counsels and assists clients with bespoke document preparation, title examination for surface, mineral, and leasehold assets, agreement negotiation, asset acquisition and divestiture, and other day to day operational legal needs. He has over 15 years of experience in the preparation of complex drilling and division order title opinions. He also assists surface and mineral fee interest owners research and establish their ownership, and represents them in negotiating surface use agreements, easements, oil and gas leases, conveyances and deeds. Prior to joining the firm, he was at a private equity investment manager, where he advised on the acquisition and divestiture of surface, mineral, and leasehold assets.

Omar and his wife, Larenda, have made Midland their home since his graduation from law school, and have welcomed and raised their three sons here. Outside of work, Omar dedicates his time to family activities and volunteering with local non-profit organizations.


  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
    • J.D. – 2007
    • Honors: Fall 2005 Recipient of the Judge Lucious Bunton Memorial Scholarship
    • Law Journal: Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy, Volume 13, Managing Editor, 2006 – 2007
  • Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas
    • B.A. – 2003
    • Honors: September 2001 to May 2003 Lambda Pi Eta (National Communication Honor Society)
    • Honors: Fall 1999 to Spring 2003 Terry Foundation Scholar
    • Major: Speech Communications
    • Minor: Business Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2007
  • New Mexico, 2008

Professional and Non-Profit Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Midland County Bar Association
  • Midland County Young Lawyers Association


  • Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star 2017 – 2021

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Communities in Schools of the Permian Basin (Board of Directors 2016 – 2022: Vice-Chairman 2018-2019, Chairman 2020 – 2022)