Modrall Sperling Law Firm

Christopher H. Killion


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Chris Killion’s practice is focused on issuing drilling, division order, and acquisition title opinions for oil and gas companies for properties in New Mexico and Texas.  He has extensive experience in determining title to mineral rights in lands in the Permian and San Juan Basins.

An Alabama native, Chris Killion is licensed in New Mexico, Texas, and Alabama. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Cumberland Law School and serving as a Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge J. Foy Guin of the Northern District of Alabama, Mr. Killion practiced law with the Birmingham firm of Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville. He then spent many years as a private businessman before moving to the Permian Basin to perform courthouse research as a petroleum landman. Mr. Killion returned to law practice with The Shores Law Firm of Texas where he wrote title opinions for several large clients.

Mr. Killion is known for his commitment to continuous study and his careful attention to detail.


Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, J.D., 1978, magna cum laude

Birmingham Southern College, B.S., 1975, cum laude


Bar Admissions

Alabama, 1978

Texas, 2014

New Mexico, 2014

  • General law practice with Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Private business with Great Barrier Insulation Co., Capsco Industries, Inc., and Service Scaffold & Equipment Co.
  • Landman / Crew Chief with Shaw Industries in Midland, Texas
  • Title Attorney with The Shores Law Firm of Texas
  • Alabama State Bar, 1978 – present
  • Young Presidents’ Organization, 1992 – 2003
  • Board of Southeastern and National Insulation Associations, 1990 – 1993
  • State Bar of Texas, 2014 to present
  • State Bar of New Mexico, 2014 – present
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, RPL, 2014 – present
  • Permian Basin Landman’s Association, 2015 – present
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, 2016 – present
  • Midland County Bar Association, 2017 – present
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