Somer Adkins, Esq.

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Somer Adkins, Esq.

Contract Land Manager and Attorney at Law

Biography

Given a passion for politics, Somer pursued a BA degree in Political Science, as well as her law degree and bar license with the State Bar of Texas.  She studied law with the Honorable Supreme Court Justice Alito in Innsbruck, Austria, and was also the Head Editor for Prof. Vincent Johnson’s Advanced Torts casebook.  She has enjoyed practicing as an Oil and Gas Title Attorney for the last nine years. She lives in Bandera, Texas in the beautiful Texas Hill Country with her husband, Randy Adkins, their 3-year old daughter, River Adkins, one miniature Australian Shepherd, Lilly Dale, four cats and one beta fish. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, kayaking, yoga, gardening, hunting and reading novels.

9

Years in the industry

Experience prior to PFS

Somer prepared and examined abstracts of titles, leases, contracts, plats and other legal instruments to determine ownership breakdown of surface and mineral rights and interests. Prepared and examined title instruments and runsheets regarding legal instruments and requirements pertaining to title. Prepared maps and deed plots utilizing metes and bounds. Researched various public records in county courthouses specifically in West Texas [Permian] and South Texas [Eagleford Shale].  Performed various curative work, including, but not limited to, breaks in chain, probate, affidavits, tax certifications and lease briefs.  Executed Mineral Ownership Reports, Lease Checks, and Due Diligence Reports.  Performed leasing agent operations, including but not limited to, executing OGMLs, bonus checks, and pertinent and cursory title for leasing.

2

Years with PFS

What I do for PFS

Somer is a Project Manager for Texas title projects ranging from cursory to full title, curative, leasing and even lease analysis. On any given day, she manages 3-4 crews ranging from 1 to 10 people each. Her job starts with working up the initial project work orders and client communications to daily team communications and project management, leaning in whenever possible, to final review and overall project completion. Her goal to make sure that each client is well satisfied with the work performed.

States Worked

OK, TX

Professional and Community Involvement
Professional

  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Texas Center for Legal Ethics
  • San Antonio Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • American Association of Petroleum Landmen

Community

  • Co-owner of River Realty with husband, Randy Adkins, Realtor, in Bandera, Texas.
  • Community involvement with husband in several local organizations including the Bandera Business Association, Bandera Board of Realtors, as well as community sports organizations including the Bandera Sports Complex, and many others.
  • Committed to volunteering with non-profit and pro bono legal services including the Arthur Nagel Community Clinic, Hill Country Daily Bread and Medina River Cleanup, and many others.

Certifications / Specialties

  • Licensed with the State Bar of Texas as of Dec. 2011
  • Licensed in Mediation and Family Law Mediation
  • ThoughtTrace Lease Analyst Certification

Education

  • St. Mary’s University School Of Law, San Antonio, Texas

Juris Doctorate, May 2011

  • St. Mary’s University School Of Law, San Antonio, Texas
  • Institute On World Legal Problems – University Of Innsbruck, Austria

Studied under Supreme Court Justice Alito – The Supreme Court, Constitution, and Problems of Crime and Terrorism

Completed:  August 2009

  • Pro Bono Service Certificate
  • Licensed In Mediation And Family Law Mediation
  • Dean’s Scholarship Recipient
  • The University Of Texas At San Antonio

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, December 2002

  • The University Of Texas – Austin
  • The University Of Texas Summer School Of Law

Completed:  Summer 2002

  • Abilene Christian University

Dean’s Scholarship – Spring 1999

THE PARAMOUNT ADVANTAGE

Paramount’s team executes at a high level in all phases of project management based on needs – from managing cursory lease takeoffs through DOTO curative and ROW acquisition to completely outsourced land departments. Download our brochure to learn more.