Garrett S. Melchiorre



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Practice Areas

  • Oil and Gas Title Examination
  • Oil and Gas Transactional Work


Garrett concentrates his practice on examining oil and gas titles, rendering title opinions covering state, federal, and privately owned lands in Texas and New Mexico, and preparing documents for use in the oil and gas industry. Title opinions may be based on abstract examination or done by "stand-up" examination in the county clerk's office. Document preparation includes deeds, leases, joint operating agreements, purchase and sale agreements, easements, and many other hybrid documents a client may need.



  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2010
  • Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
    • M.S. - 2007
    • Major: Childhood Education
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
    • B.A. - 2005
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Major: Policy Studies

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • New Mexico

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Midland County Bar Association, Secretary, 2016 to 2017
  • Permian Basin Landmen’s Association
  • American Association of Professional Landmen


  • Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas 2013 Midland County Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Volunteer/Advisory Board Member
  • Casa de Amigos, Board Member
  • I-20 Wildlife Preserve & Jenna Welch Nature Study Center, Board Member

Current Employment Position

  • Shareholder