Melanie Reyes is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law. She joined Flowers Davis in September, 2004 and focuses in the areas of oil and gas title law, trademark law, and appellate law.  Melanie primarily represents national and international petroleum companies in rendering drilling and division order title opinions.  She has further handled numerous oil and gas-related appeals.  Melanie also devotes some of her practice to working with small business owners in trademarking their brands.

After graduating in the top 10% of her law school class, Melanie started her legal career working as a Briefing Attorney to the Honorable Justices James Baker and Michael H. Schneider of the Texas Supreme Court.  She then worked for the Dallas firm Thompson & Knight LLP, where she practiced in the Litigation department, focusing in the areas of oil and gas, antitrust, appellate, and intellectual property law.

Outside of work, Melanie enjoys music, football, poker, and spending time with family and friends.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas, 2003

Court Admissions

U. S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Board Certifications

Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Education

University of Tulsa College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2002

Oklahoma State University/Langston, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 1999

Honors & Awards

American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Writing and Research

American Jurisprudence Award Civil Procedure II

American Jurisprudence Award, International Business Transactions

American Jurisprudence Award, Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiating

Memberships

Energy Section of the Texas State Bar

Appellate Section of the Texas State Bar

Community Involvement

Texas Real Estate Commission MCE Instructor