Gusher of Work Has Midland Firms Hiring Laterals

, Texas Lawyer


James Leeton doesn't mince words when describing how crazy-busy West Texas lawyers are in the midst of the current oil and gas drilling boom. "It's like out of the world. It's frantic," says Leeton, a shareholder in Bullock Scott in Midland, the West Texas city that's dealing with a shortage of housing, crowded schools and restaurants, and rush hour traffic due to the energy business madness.

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