Celia C. Flowers is a partner in Flowers Davis PLLC and oversees the Oil & Gas, Real Estate and Civil Litigation Sections.  Celia is triple-Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of Oil & Gas Law, Residential Real Estate Law, and Civil Trial Law.  Board Certification is the highest, most public commitment to excellence in  specific areas of the law; less than 1/2 of 1% of all Texas attorneys are certified in three separate areas, making this a most distinguished accomplishment.

Celia’s practice is focused on oil and gas matters, business and commercial litigation and real estate.  She prepares title opinions, settles or litigates surface damage disputes, conducts receivership proceedings and pipeline condemnation proceedings, and litigates contracts.  In addition to her law practice, Ms. Flowers owns East Texas Title Companies, with twelve offices serving thirteen East Texas Counties.  Prior to attending law school, Ms. Flowers was a petroleum landman for approximately ten years.

The depth of Ms. Flowers’ expertise in the oil and gas, real estate and title insurance fields, along with her experience as a small business owner makes her uniquely qualified to advocate for her clients, her industries and her community.  Her clients appreciate her deep understanding of the intertwining and complex issues that are often present in a single case. 

Celia’s industries have honored her many times with board memberships, leadership positions, and invitations to speak out on national or statewide issues before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Texas Department of Insurance, among others.   Since 2011, she has been honored to serve on the Texas Title Examination Standards Board, which formulates, develops, comments on and amends title examination standards for the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section (REPTL) and for the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. In addition, Celia’s clients and peers have ranked her at the highest level of professional excellence (5.0 out of 5.0 in each area of evaluation), earning her an AV Preeminent® rating on martindale.com.

In the community, Celia regularly teaches Legal and Ethics courses plus develops other MCE courses for East Texas Realtors.  She is a frequent speaker to Landmen and Lenders throughout the area, keeping them abreast of legislative, real estate and mineral issues.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas, 1990

State Bar of Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

US District Court, Eastern District of Texas

US District Court, Northern District of Texas

Board Certifications

Texas Board of Legal Specialization:

  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
  • Residential Real Estate Law
  • Civil Trial Law

Education

Baylor University School of Law, J. D., 1990

University of Texas at Tyler, undergraduate studies, honors

Tyler Junior College, A.A., 1987, summa cum laude

Extracurricular

Order of Barristers

Baylor Law School Honors List

Carlton J. Smith Scholarship

Clifton Cummings Scholarship

Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

Dean’s List

National Dean’s List

President’s Honor Roll

Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society

Honors & Awards

Rated AV Preeminent® on Martindale.com and Lawyers.com, with 5.0 out of 5.0 client and peer ranking, 2014

East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen Pioneer Award, 2013

Greater Tyler Association of Realtors Affiliate of the Year, 2013

Texas Land Title Association Title Person of the Year, 2011

East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen President’s Award, 2011

American Jurisprudence Award for Remedies

Edwin P. Horner Award for Oil & Gas

John R. Wilson Remedies Award

Memberships

Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas

Texas Board of Legal Specialization

State Bar of Texas

Rusk County Bar Association

Gregg County Bar Association

Van Zandt County Bar Association

Smith County Bar Association

International Right of Way Association

East Texas Association of Petroleum Landmen

American Association of Petroleum Landmen

Oil & Gas Council of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

Independent Title Agents of Texas (2011-2012 President)

American Land Title Association

ALTA RESPA Implementation Task Force

ALTA Executive Committee, Abstractors and Title Insurance Section

Small Business Review Panel to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Texas Title Examinations Standards Board (since 2011)

Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section (REPTL) of the State Bar of Texas

Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

Texas Land Title Association (Board of Directors since 2004; President 2008-2009)

Texas Real Estate Commission-certified Instructor (Provider 0478

Community Involvement

Azleway Board

Cattle Baron’s Ball

Texas Rose Festival

Women’s Symphony League

Boys & Girls Club

Boy Scouts Luncheon

Mistletoe and Magic

Habitat for Humanity

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation