Mark K. Leaverton, Of Counsel

Mark Leaverton offers more than 44 years of experience representing all sizes of oil and gas exploration and development companies. His expertise includes: preparation of title opinions for the drilling of and payment from oil and gas wells; title examination for large exploration and production projects; title examination and due diligence for the purchase and sale of properties; preparation of contracts, agreements, assignments, deeds, and leases; and expert consultation and representation in oil and gas litigation cases.

Born and raised in Lubbock, Mark always had an interest in the law. He worked his way through college and law school, and began his legal career with an oil and gas attorney in Dallas. During the late ‘70s oil boom, he was lured back to West Texas, and spent the next two decades practicing oil and gas law with a big law firm, with another lawyer, and on his own – until the oil business went into historic decline.

Mark decided to return to Austin and joined RashChapman as an extremely experienced associate, was made partner within nine months, and has spent the past 20 years developing and leading an indomitable oil and gas practice. His colleagues and clients go to Mark for his singular focus, his comprehensive understanding of the industry, and his natural true-Texan warmth.

Mark is actively involved in Christian ministry, and especially enjoys mentoring and reading to kindergarteners weekly through Education Connection. He and his wife, Vicki, enjoy spending time with their son and daughter and their families, including four fabulous granddaughters and one wonderful grandson.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business, Texas Tech University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, The University of Texas at Austin

Professional Licenses, Affiliations, & Honors

  • Attorney at Law, Texas 1974
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney at Law, Pennsylvania 2011
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Certified – Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law