Robert C. Grable was a partner at Kelly Hart, the senior member of its Oil & Gas/Energy practice group, and one of the firm’s seven founding members. He obtained his bachelor of arts from Southern Methodist University in 1968 and graduated with high honors in 1971 from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Chancellors, an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review, and Grand Chancellor of his class.

Mr. Grable’s practice encompassed energy transactions and litigation and administrative hearings involving various facets of the oil and gas industry. He represented independent producers, major oil companies, pipelines, and royalty owners in a wide variety of litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before state and federal administrative agencies. He was counsel of record in over 40 appellate decisions, including six significant oil and gas opinions of the Texas Supreme Court.

Although Mr. Grable’s practice principally involved legal matters arising in domestic on-shore activities, he also represented clients in certain aspects of U.S. offshore and international oil and gas operations. 

Mr. Grable was a former President and Trustee of the University of Texas Law School Foundation, and was a member of the McDonald Observatory and Astronomy Board of Visitors at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas Development Board and the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee. He also served on the Board of Directors of ATMOS Energy Corporation.