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Douglas L. Lunsford


Douglas L. Lunsford is a partner in the Roswell, New Mexico office of Hinkle Shanor LLP. A native New Mexican, he joined the Firm upon graduation from Duke University Law School in 1975. His practice has been predominately in the oil, gas and natural resources areas. He is currently chairman of the Natural Resources Practice Group of the firm. He has spoken on many occasions at landman’s seminars and to professional groups, including New Mexico Landman’s Association, AAPL and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. From 1986 to 2006 he was chairman of the Public Lands Committee of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association and a Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and in those capacities dealt with many of the operational and legal problems faced by the oil and gas industry.

Areas of Practice


Professional Experience

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Lawyers from 1995 to date in the practice areas of Energy Law, National Resource Law, and Oil and Gas Law Awarded Martindale-Hubble AV rating since 1995



  • Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina

    • J.D. – 1975

  • New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

    • B.A. – 1972

    • Government with Highest Honors


Professional Associations and Memberships

Bar Admissions

  • New Mexico, 1975

  • U.S. District Court District of New Mexico, 1978

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Mexico Landman’s Association, Member

  • New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, Member. Chairman of Public Lands Committee for Southeastern New Mexico from 1984-2004

  • The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (formerly Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.) Member. Trustee form 1984-2004


Douglas L. Lunsford
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