Phillips Murrah is proud to welcome Kimberly A. Wurtz to the Firm’s legal team.
Kimberly Wurtz has dedicated her legal practice to assisting landowners while also striving to protect the land and our natural resources. Today, Kimberly practices property law, water law, and energy law, focusing on landowner property matters, water rights, and asset protection. Prior to entering the legal field, Kimberly worked as a landman in Midland, Texas, gaining over 15 years of experience in the Permian and Delaware Basins, while focusing on land operations and management.
Kimberly is a double graduate from the University of Oklahoma, receiving her bachelor’s degree and her Juris Doctor from OU. While in law school, she received the American Jurisprudence Award for Energy Law and was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll. Always in pursuit of learning and helping others, she now teaches Mineral Title Examination and Real Estate Transactions, and Oil and Gas Regulatory Practice at Texas A&M University School of Law.
As an Oklahoma delegate to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, she serves as the Vice Chair of the Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee, and is a member of the Energy Resources, Research and Technology Committee. She is also currently serving on the Oklahoma NARO Board of Directors and the NARO Foundation Board of Directors and is a co-author for Patton and Palomar on Land Titles. She has published articles on groundwater, produced water and well interference and also enjoys presenting on these topics at various conferences.
Kimberly and her husband David have two children, and they currently call Norman home. In her free time, she enjoys reading, ocean kayaking, watching her Vegas Golden Knights play hockey, and spending time with her family.