Dan M. Fergus Jr.

Dan M. Fergus Jr.

Managing Partner
Abilene, Texas
(325) 691-0370
(325) 692-8107
My father, Dan M. Fergus, Sr. was an oil and gas attorney. I worked for him when I graduated from law school. He taught me about title issues including how to prepare a Drilling Title Opinion and Division Order Title Opinion. He was a marvelous mentor-since he had extensive experience. I attempted to emulate his incredibly successful work ethic. He was a lawyer’s lawyer and we have continued to follow his example.


Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Litigation
  • Probate
  • Family Law
  • Business Organizations

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Texas Bar of Legal Specialization, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2007


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: Legal Research Board
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    • B.A. - 1980
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Business (BBA)

Representative Clients

  • D.W.R. Oil Co., Inc.
  • Mathis & Sons, Inc.
  • Sojourner Drilling Corp.
  • Abilene Diagnostic Clinic, Inc.


  • Ownership of Mineral Rights Under Texas Law, 2009
  • Locating and Understanding Easements and Rights of Way, 2010
  • Pipeline Explosions-Title Issues, International Pipeline Conference, Calgary, Canada 2010
  • Voluntary Pooling of Oil and Gas in Texas, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Research Board - Texas Tech
  • Add Silver Beaver Award
  • United Methodist Men President 08-14’

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Member, 1984 - Present
  • Taylor County Bar Association, Member, 1984 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Fergus & Fergus, L.L.P., Managing Partner, 1984-Present


Tom Tourtollotte, Esq.

Rod Wetzel, Esq.

Doug Kittleson, Esq.


  • Delta Theta Phi
  • Alpha Tau Omega