Chris Shannon is Of Counsel for the Firm of Bode & Werner, PLLC. He has over 10 years of experience in the oil and gas industry as a field landman, an in-house attorney/landman, and as a title attorney.
Chris received his undergraduate degree in Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1998 and his JD from the University of Houston Law Center in 2005. In 2015 Chris was recognized by the American Association of Professional Landmen as being a Certified Professional Landman.
Chris began his career in the Oil and Gas Industry as a field landman, assembling runsheets, performing courthouse research, leasing and due diligence in various counties throughout Texas. After nearly two years of field land experience, Chris joined the Sadler Law Firm as an associate where he wrote numerous title opinions and assisted in due diligence projects. In May of 2011 Chris joined the Firm of Martin, Bode, Werner & Mann, which later became Bode & Werner, PLLC, where he worked for two years writing title opinions and assisting in due diligence projects. In 2013 Chris joined a medium-sized publicly-traded exploration and production company as an in-house landman and attorney where he managed large-scale leasing projects, acquisitions, and operated and non-operated joint-venture drilling programs.
Chris is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, is a Certified Professional Landman, and is a member of several Professional Associations, including the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section, State Bar of Texas; the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section, Houston Bar Association; the Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen; and the American Association of Professional Landmen.