Mr. Jared R. Barrett


Born in Bartlesville, a northeastern Oklahoma oil town, and raised in Houston, Texas, Jared earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Columbia.  He then returned to Texas to attend law school at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.  Jared practiced in Dallas before coming to East Texas to practice oil and gas law.  Jared is experienced in both federal and state court litigation and is dedicated to obtaining results for his clients both in the courtroom and in the boardroom.


  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Professional Landmen


  • J.D., Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia

Bar Admissions

  • Texas Supreme Court
  • Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Typical Representations 

  • Seller and buyer side representation in land and leasehold sale transactions
  • Title litigation for royalty, overriding royalty, and working interest leasehold owners
  • Creditor counsel in energy related bankruptcy proceedings
  • Breach of contract/breach of warranty claims against energy equipment manufacturers
  • Collections and sworn account claims for various energy service companies
  • Oil & gas title opinions and receivership leases

Presentations and Publications 

  • “Oil & Gas Law in the Haynesville Shale,” Presented at the North Texas Gas Processors Association Annual Meeting, November 2009.
  • “Fundamentals of Texas Oil & Gas Law,” Presented at Kilgore Community College: Petroleum Fundamentals, February 2008 and June 2008, June 2009, November 2009.
  • Acquisition and Divestitures in the Oil & Gas Business – Business & Legal Considerations, Co-Author, Continuing Education Conference, Dallas CPA Society, May 2008. 

Prior Experience 

Before cofounding Bull & Barrett, LLP, Jared worked at Shore Freeman Mills PC in Longview, Texas, the legal department of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LLC in The Woodlands, Texas, and the law firm of Shore Chan Bragalone, LLP in Dallas, Texas.