John Peissel

John C. Peissel PARTNER

John C. Peissel has been an attorney with Peissel Law Firm, LLP since 2010, focusing his practice solely on oil, gas, and energy industry title work. John has worked in the legal industry since 2004, working at some of the top law firms in the region for his practice area. He is one of only a small percentage of Texas lawyers to qualify as Board Certified in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction he has maintained since 2010.

Oil and gas title opinions are an extremely critical component in the development of oil and gas resources. John is one of the most experienced complex oil and gas title opinion researchers and writers in Texas, having worked with exploration and production companies in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. He has directed the title opinion practice of his law firm for over 10 years, handling all types of original, drilling, division order, and wellbore title examinations and opinions.

John graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religious Studies in 1997. He earned his law degree from University of Houston Law Center in 2003.

He is a member of the Houston Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of New Mexico, Houston Association of Professional Landmen, and Permian Basin Landmen’s Association. Outside of work, John has been a participant in the MS150 for several years.


  • University of Houston Law Center, Juris Doctorate, 2003
  • Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religious Studies, 1997
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • Permian Basin Landmen’s Association