John Bode is a shareholder and founding member of the Firm of Bode & Werner, PLLC. He has over 21 years experience in the Oil and Gas Industry, and has been writing Title Opinions for over 16 years.
John got his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Houston in 1989 and his JD from the University of Houston Law Center in 1992. He 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 through Texas and Louisiana.
After several years of field land experience, John ventured into writing Title Opinions as a solo practitioner. He later joined the Sadler Law Firm as an associate and left after several years to form the Firm of Martin, Bode, Werner & Mann, PLLC, which later became Bode & Werner, PLLC. He has helped oversee the Firm in periods of unprecedented growth and expansion.
John is a member of several Professional Associations, including the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section, State Bar of Texas; the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of Texas; the Houston Bar Association; the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section, Houston Bar Association; the Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen; the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, State Bar of North Dakota; and the State Bar of Ohio.