Mr. Koel was born in Hays, Kansas in 1978. He received his A.S. in Physics from Red Rocks Community College in 1998, his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2001, and his J.D., cum laude, from New York Law School in 2005.
Prior to joining Jones Gill, Mr. Koel worked in the private law sector in Houston and Katy, where he practiced oil and gas law in a wide variety of matters, including collection and bankruptcy for oil and gas service providers, mineral liens, mineral title examination, leases, participation agreements, right-of-way and pipeline easement agreements, surface use agreements, and division orders. Mr. Koel also has experience with real estate, wind energy, estate planning, and probate.
Prior to becoming licensed to practice law in Texas, Mr. Koel worked as a petroleum landman conducting title examination in central and east Texas.
Mr. Koel is admitted to practice law before all State Courts in Texas and Colorado, as well as the Federal and Bankruptcy Courts for the Southern District of Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Koel is a certified attorney ad litem for probate and guardianship matters. Mr. Koel is a member of the State Bar of Texas, including the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law section and the Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law section. Mr. Koel is also a member of the Colorado Bar Association, the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Fort Bend County Bar Association, and the Katy Bar Association.
Red Rocks Community College (A.S., 1998).
University of Colorado at Boulder (B.A., 2001).
New York Law School (J.D., Cum Laude, 2005).
- State Bar of Colorado
- State Bar of Texas
- District Court of the Southern District of Texas
- Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of Texas
- 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
- Colorado Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas – Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Section
- State Bar of Texas – Real Estate, Probate, and Trust Law Section
- Fort Bend County Bar Association
- Katy Bar Association
- College of the State Bar of Texas