Jared A. Hembree

Jared A. Hembree

Roswell, New Mexico

Jared A. Hembree is a partner in the Roswell, New Mexico office of Hinkle Shanor LLP and is an adjunct professor at Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he teaches Oil and Gas Law. His primary practice is in oil and gas law, including title examination, transactions and litigation. He is the immediate Past President of the New Mexico Landmen's Association and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico. Mr. Hembree is a member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the American Association of Professional Landmen, the New Mexico State Bar, and the Chaves County Bar Association. He is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Supreme Court. Mr. Hembree received a J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 2005. While at Washington & Lee, Mr. Hembree served as an Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy's 2005 Symposium Edition, Chairman of the Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Distinguished Lecture Series, and President of the W&L Federalist Society Chapter. Mr. Hembree graduated with Honors receiving a B.A. in History with a Minor in Museum Studies from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana in 2000. Mr. Hembree sits on the board of directors for a number of civic organizations, including the Eastern New Mexico State Fair, the Roswell Museum and Art Center Foundation, and Roswell Sunrise Rotary.

Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Title Examination
  • Transactions and Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Law Journal: Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy's 2005 Symposium Edition, Editor
  • Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Major: History
    • Minor: Museum Studies

Published Works

  • Adapting Federal Units and Unit Operating Agreements to Account for Horizontal Development, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Special Institute on Horizontal Oil and Gas Development, Mineral Law Series, Volume 2012, Number 4, 2012
  • Chapter 8: Spacing, Pooling, and Unitization-Landmen's Legal Handbook 5th Edition, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 2013


  • New Mexico's Horizontal Drilling Rules and the Effect on Pooling Clauses in Fee Oil and Gas Leases, Permian Basin Landman's Spring Seminar
  • Examining Exploration Agreements, Options and Joint Ventures, Oil, Gas, and Mineral Land Law Seminar, Half Moon Seminars
  • Forced Pooling of Oil and Gas in New Mexico; New Mexico Conservation, Capture, Pooling and Unitization Seminar, Half Moon Seminars
  • Identifying Rights, Duties and Risks in Contracts, Leases and Agreements; Agreements and Disputes in Oil and Gas Production Seminar, Half Moon Seminar
  • No Fracing Way: A New Mexico Regulatory Update on Horizontal Drilling, Pits, and Hydraulic Fracturing, New Landman's Association Spring Seminar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Mexico State Bar, Member
  • Chaves County Bar Association, Member
  • New Mexico Landman's Association, Member
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Member
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, Associate Member