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Scott R. Patton

Special Counsel
Baton Rouge
(225) 490-5007
Vcard: Scott R Patton.vcf

Scott Patton joined Bradley Murchison as Special Counsel in the spring of 2016 in the Baton Rouge office.  Mr. Patton focuses his practice in the areas of oil, gas, and energy law.  His experience includes oil & gas title examination, unitization, regulatory consultation, transactions, and litigation. Mr. Patton frequently represents operators before the State Mineral Board on State lease issues and the Office of Conservation on various regulatory matters.

Prior to entering private practice, Scott served as Executive Counsel for the Office of Mineral Resources at the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, where he provided legal counsel to the Office of Mineral Resources and the Louisiana State Mineral Board.

Mr. Patton is admitted to practice in The United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Professional & Civic Associations

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Oil & Gas Association
  • Baton Rouge Association of Professional Landmen
  • Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen

Classes / Seminars

  • “Unitization in Louisiana, Office of Conservation Procedures and Recent Developments”, Gulf Coast Land Institute, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 2014
  • “Louisiana Office of Conservation Regulatory Realities”, LOGA Industry Seminar and CLE, New Orleans Louisiana, September 2014
  • “Mineral Lease Issues Arising Under Louisiana's Public Records Doctrine”, Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen Spring Seminar, Lafayette, Louisiana, May 2014
  • “A Primer on Acquisitive Prescription and Possession Statements”, ALTAPL/AAPL Field Land Seminar, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 2012
  • “What Does the State Own? Making Sense of the Red River Roller Coaster”, Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen, Spring Seminar, Lafayette, Louisiana, May 2010
  • “State Regulation of Intrastate Gas Storage Operators (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi)”, 7th Annual Gas Storage Outlook Conference, Houston, Texas, January 2009
  • “Economic Incentives for Oil and Gas Companies Operating in Louisiana”, Louisiana Oil and Gas: From SONRIS to Sunset, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 2008


Practice Areas
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 2006
  • Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, B.A., 2002
Bar Affiliations
  • Louisiana, 2006
  • Texas, 2016


SHREVEPORT, LA 71101-5529
P: (318) 227-1131
F: (318) 227-1141

New Orleans

1100 POYDRAS, SUITE 2700
P: (504) 596-6300
F: (504) 596-6301

Baton Rouge

301 MAIN ST., SUITE 2100
P: (225) 490-5000
F: (225) 490-5001

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