Midland County Bar Association
PRESIDENT: Tiffany Means
Tiffany Means is a Baylor Law School graduate with eight years’ experience focused on energy law. Past trial practice of Tiffany Means includes energy litigation and complex commercial disputes for clients in the oil and gas, renewables, and technology sectors. Tiffany Means has handled a broad range of litigation from Texas to New Mexico. In the energy industry, she has worked closely with operators, service companies, mineral interest owners, surface estate owners, and royalty owners relating to a variety of oil and gas disputes. Tiffany has counseled domestic and international producers concerning royalty obligations, post-production costs, contract interpretation under surface use agreements, leases, gas purchase contracts, and deeds, force majeure, joint operating agreements, master service agreements, title, environmental issues, midstream agreements, water use, and pipeline condemnation actions. Tiffany was a Texas Super Lawyer-Rising Star (Thomson Reuters) in 2021. Tiffany currently is a judicial law clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.
Vice President: Olivia Stedman
Treasurer: Jackson Willingham
Jackson is an Associate with Lynch, Chappell & Alsup, PC where he focuses on civil litigation matters involving commercial disputes, contract disputes, probate disputes, oil and gas, real estate, personal injury, and collection matters. Jackson received his B.A. in Geological Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from Baylor University School of Law. Born and raised in Midland, Jackson never thought twice about returning to begin his professional career. In law school, he met his wife, Tory, and she agreed to make Midland their home without a fight. Outside of work, Jackson enjoys chasing blue quail and his golf ball around West Texas.
Secretary: Bill B. Caraway
Bill is the Associate General Counsel at Diamondback Energy where he oversees all of the Company's litigation. In private practice, Bill represented corporate and individual clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including business and commercial disputes, products liability, personal injury claims, deed and lease interpretation issues, surface use disputes, lease termination disputes and mineral ownership rights. His extensive trial experience has gained him membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates. Bill also represented clients in the negotiation of oil and gas leases, eminent domain proceedings, real estate and loan transactions, and corporate formations. Bill received his B.S. in Agricultural Economics in 1987 from Texas Tech University where he served as Student Association President. He graduated, magna cum laude, from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1991 and was Executive Editor of the Law Review. Bill began his legal career with Baker Botts LLP in Houston and was a sole practitioner in Houston where he was President of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association (2003-04), and in Hallettsville before joining Kelly Hart and moving to Midland in 2015. He is licensed in Texas and New Mexico.
Evening with the Judges Chair: Lacey Holloman
Evening with the Judges Co-Chair: Chris Stevens
Evening with the Judges Committee Member: Sara Spector
Sidebar Editor: Clayton Brown
Sidebar Co-Editor: William Clark
Sidebar Contributor: Jeanne Morales
Midland Young Lawyers Liaison: Crystal Guevara