Michelle E. Aurzada

Practice Areas

Natural resources and public lands law with emphasis on acquisition, exploration, permitting and production of oil, gas, and mining properties; oil and gas conservation matters; complex title examinations; administrative hearings and appeals; natural resources litigation and appeals; mergers and acquisitions; mineral financing; natural resources law on Indian reservations; and water rights.


Experience

  • Partner, Beckman, Cherkassky, Dean and Associates, LLC, Fort Worth, Texas and Denver, Colorado
  • Sole Proprietor, Aurzada Law, PLLC
  • Bankruptcy/Corporate Associate, Stephen P. Hale & Associates, PLLC / The Hale Law Group, PLLC
  • Contract Attorney, Bryan, Cave LLP
  • Law Clerk, Powell, Goldstein, LLP
  • Pro-Bono Project, Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
  • Legal Assistant, Hance, Scarborough, Wright & Ginsberg, LLP

Education

  • Texas A&M School of Law (J.D., 2009)
  • P.O.S.T., Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy (1998)
  • B.A. University of Wyoming (1996)

Membership and Activities

  • Utah State Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • Central Utah Bar Association
  • Minority Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Utah Association of Professional Landmen

Affiliations

  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Fort Worth Wildcatters
  • Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • Fort Worth Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • Permian Basin Association of Petroleum Landmen
  • Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen - Education Committee
  • American Association of Petroleum Landmen - Legislative/Regulatory Committee
  • Women in Energy - Denver Affiliation
  • Fort Worth Club - Membership Committee
  • E.X.C.E.L. - at risk youth non-profit - Board of Directors
  • Indian Creek Home Owner's Association - Past President

Admissions:
United States Supreme Court
Supreme Court of Texas
United States District Court Northern District of Texas
United States District Court Southern District of Texas
United States District Court Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court Western District of Texas
United States Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas
United States Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas
United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Texas
United States Bankruptcy Court Wyoming
United States Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Louisiana - limited
United States Bankruptcy Court Western District of Louisiana - limited


Recognitions:
Care Commitment Badge – Texas State Bar


Contact

Phone: 720-518-2913

Email: michelle.aurzada@learlaw.com

About

Lear & Lear, PLLC is an energy boutique law firm with extensive experience in traditional and renewable energy sources. Our team of attorneys have years of experience helping clients reach their legal and business goals in a timley and affordable manner.

Office Locations

UTAH:
808 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Phone: 801-538-5000
Fax: 801-538-5001