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Charles R. Roberts



Location San Antonio


  • University of Texas, B.B.A., 1956
  • University of Denver Law School, J.D., 1961

Bar Admission

  • The State of Colorado, 1961
  • United States District Court District of Colorado, 1961
  • United States Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit, 1966
  • The State of Texas, 1973
  • United States District Court Western District of Texas, 1986
  • United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit, 1987
  • United States District Court Southern District of Texas, 1997

About Charles R. Roberts About Charles R. Roberts

Charles R. Roberts has extensive experience in business transactions and corporate law, especially in the energy industry. For a number of years, his broad-based civil practice has emphasized oil and gas law. He also represents several clients outside the oil and gas industry, however, including trusts/estates, ranching, and the metal-recycling industry. His areas of interest and practice includes all aspects of conveyancing, leases, contracts, securities, corporate, reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, and business-related litigation. He has represented companies and individuals as plaintiff, defendant, lessor, lessee, operator, non-operator, seller and purchaser. Mr. Roberts practices in the state and federal court systems and engages in selective trial and appellate work relating, primarily, to the oil and gas industry. Currently, he represents clients in business issues, oil and gas leasing and consultation, and corporate and ranch real estate transactions, both in negotiations and dispute resolution. As concerns his primary practice area of oil and gas, Mr. Roberts has been extensively engaged in matters related to oil and gas exploration, production, refining, pipeline transmission and sales of production and products, including contract and royalty issues and disputes. During his years of practice, he has developed close and enduring professional relationships with a number of his clients, and has client representations which have extended beyond twenty years with a number of them.

Associations Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Denver Bar Association, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Member
  • Southwestern Legal Foundation, Member
  • Advisory Board of International Oil & Gas Education Center, Member
  • Natural Resources, Corporate, Business and Appellate Sections Texas Bar Association, Member
  • Natural Resources Section, Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • Phi Sigma Upsilon Phi Delta Phi Order of St. Ives
  • University of Texas Longhorn Foundation, Member
  • Texas Ex-Students Association, Life Member
  • Alamo Heights United Methodist Church, Member
  • San Antonio Museum Association, Member
  • Oriental Lodge No. 87 A.F. & A.M (Colo.), Member
  • Colorado Consistory No. 1, Member
  • El Jebel Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S. (Colo.), Member
  • Town Club (San Antonio), Member
  • Law Club of Denver, Member

Cases Cases & Publications

Representative Cases

Lenape v. Tennessee, 925 S.W.2d 565 (Tex. 1965)
Yzaguirre v. KCS Resources, Inc., 53 S.W.3d 368 (Tex. 2001)

Personal Personal Information

Mr. Roberts is married to the former Kathryn Mowrey of Tyler, Texas, and is the father of daughter Leslie Shipley of Charlotte, North Carolina, and son Lindsey C. Roberts of Georgetown, Texas. He has resided in San Antonio, Texas for over thirty-five years, and has been active in his church, community and profession. As an avocation, Mr. Roberts enjoys travel, reading, music, tennis, swimming and theatre.