Brett F. Gunter



  • Real Estate
  • Oil and Gas
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Estate Planning


  • J.D., Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University (2003)
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin (2000) 

Admissions, Certifications, & Professional Service

  • Admitted to Practice – State Bar of Texas (2003)
  • Board Certified – Commercial Real Estate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Member – TBLS Board Certification Exam Commission, Real Estate Section, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2011 - 2018)
  • 15+ years experience in real estate transactions; oil, gas, and energy law; business transactions; and estate planning
  • Particular emphasis on oil and gas title examination and analysis in all regions of Texas, including preparation and certification of leasing, acquisition, drilling, and division order title opinions and resolution of complex title curative issues

Memberships & Awards

  • Member – Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section and Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Section, State Bar of Texas
  • Fellow – Texas Bar Foundation
  • Selected as a “Top Attorney” in Real Estate by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine (2012, 2013)
  • Selected to the list of “Texas Rising Stars” (2013 - 2018) published by Thomson Reuters and included in Super Lawyers and Texas Monthly Magazines (only awarded to 2.5% of Texas lawyers under age 40)
  • J.Cleo Thompson Scholarship Recipient – Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
  • National Merit Scholarship Recipient – University of Texas at Austin
Real estate cannot be lost or stolen, nor can it be carried away.  Purchased with common sense, paid for in full, and managed with reasonable care, it is about the safest investment in the world.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt