Kuiper Law Firm Expands DFW Office

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Kuiper Law Firm Expands DFW Office

Kuiper Law Firm, PLLC is proud to announce the firm will be relocating our DFW office from Arlington to Forth Worth this September.

The firm has been actively recruiting and hiring local lawyers in the DFW area, so the firm has quickly outgrown the original office in Arlington, TX. The new office in Fort Worth is in a Class A building that hosts a slew of private offices that can adequately house the growing team of attorneys. This move will also help us better serve our clients, as many are headquartered in Fort Worth, and the surrounding DFW area. This office joins six other Kuiper Law Firm offices nationwide, including Houston, Oklahoma City, Denver, Lafayette, and Midland.

Joining Kuiper Law Firm as attorneys in Fort Worth are Jeff Hodges, Christina Ivy, Sarah Smith, James West, Nelson Wu, and Joe Craddock. They will be supported by paralegal, Renata Logsdon. This team will greatly contribute to the oil, gas and mineral law services in the state of Texas including title examination, due diligence, and acquisitions.

“It’s refreshing and invigorating to take an active role in building a team of well rounded, focused attorneys. I was originally based out of the Houston office for my first few years at the firm, and I feel like I’ve developed a firm culture here in DFW that matches the energy, pace, and structure of our flagship Houston office. I’m glad to see people feel this energy, and are excited to be apart of it,” said Jeff Hodges, Parter.


Jeff Hodges joins the firm as a Partner in the DFW office. Jeff Hodges’ practice focuses on title examination and rendering advice to operators with respect to all manners of oil, gas and mineral law issues. After graduating law school, Jeff was a field landman, a curative agent and legal counsel for a major land services company. He has rendered hundreds of title opinions in the Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale and Permian Basin, and has conducted rapid due diligence operations for acquisitions.

Christina Ivy joins the firm as a Senior Associate in the DFW office. Christina Ivy’s practice is focused primarily on oil & gas title examination. She also has a background in Real Estate Transactions and Estate Planning. Prior to joining Kuiper Law Firm in 2022, Christina worked as an Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Small Business Administration. Before joining the Small Business Administration, she worked as an oil and gas attorney in Midland, Texas. Her experience includes original and supplemental acquisition and drilling and division order title opinions covering lands in the Permian Basin, the Barnett Shale and South and Central Texas.

Sarah Smith joins the firm as a Senior Associate in the DFW office. Sarah has been practicing Oil and Gas Law since 2011, with prior experience in the areas of real estate and probate. Sarah’s experience includes the examination of mineral title in the Utica, Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Permian, Niobrara and Bakken shale plays as well as the preparation of numerous Original Drilling, Supplemental, and Division Order Title Opinions. In addition to dealing with complex ownership affecting mineral and royalty estates and leaseholds held by production, Sarah has experience drafting curative instruments and providing services for private land and mineral owners in connection with the purchase and sale of mineral interests.

James West joins the firm as a Senior Associate in the DFW office. James has experience as both a landman and title attorney with various oil and gas companies and law firms. During his career, he has reviewed title and written title opinions covering lands in various counties in Texas. He has also assisted with acquisition, due diligence, and curative projects as both an attorney and landman.

Nelson Wu joins the firm as an Associate in the DFW office. Nelson Wu focuses his practice on all aspects of oil, gas and mineral law. He has extensive experience as a field landman in multiple different counties running title, conducting due diligence, and managing projects. After he finished law school, he began working as an in-house attorney at a natural resources based private equity firm dealing with a variety of oil, gas and mineral issues.

Joe Craddock joins the firm as an Associate in the DFW office. Joe earned his B.B.A. in Energy Management and Finance from the University of Oklahoma and his J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. Prior to joining Kuiper Law Firm, Joe worked as an attorney representing clients in civil litigation, business/transactional law, criminal defense, and probate matters. He has also worked as a title landman and team manager leading title examination projects across multiple states including Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Colorado, and New Mexico.

Renata Logsdon joins the DFW Team as a Paralegal. Prior to joining Kuiper Law Firm, her over twenty-year career as a Paralegal specializing in Oil & Gas and Corporate law has allowed her to develop a strong foundation of experience with a varied support skill set, making Renata a good resource for a growing oil and gas title firm. Renata graduated second in her class with Paralegal certification from ABA certified Southeastern Paralegal Institute of Dallas.


Kuiper Law Firm’s DFW office is located at 2421 West 7th Street, Suite 300 Fort Worth, Texas 76107. Contact us there at 214-540-6908 or contact@kuiperlawfirm.com.


Kuiper Law Firm, PLLC’s practice encompasses many areas of law, including oil and gas law, real estate law, acquisitions and divestitures, business law, commercial transactions and creditor’s rights, employment law, litigation, regulatory issues and corporate bankruptcy.

Our clients range from Fortune 500 companies to young professionals seeking guidance in personal transactional matters. We are proud to offer professional guidance and representation to all of our clients.

Kuiper Law Firm, PLLC maintains a top-tier suite of services throughout our licensed jurisdictions of Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia, and Wyoming, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Texas and the District of Wyoming. Our attorneys intimately understand the nuances of law and litigation in each jurisdiction, and practice accordingly.

The Firm provides superior service by utilizing a uniquely efficient, cost-effective, and client-oriented approach to representation. We are committed to providing quality representation to our existing and future clients and strive to deliver the highest level of service that not only meets but exceeds client expectations.