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Having your work cited by the Texas Supreme Court in a majority opinion is among the highest honors a lawyer can enjoy. In their recent decision in Murphy Exploration & Prod. Company - USA v. Adams, the Texas Supreme Court cited my 2013 St. Mary’s Law Review article “Old Oil and New Laws”as authority that Texas cannot blindly apply old laws to new facts; rather, oil and gas law must adapt in order to stay relevant to a modernizing oil and gas industry.