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Gerard J. Swonke - Houston, TX

4544 Post Oak PlaceSuite 350 Houston, TX 77027

Updated: 02/24/2021

Houston Oil and Gas Lawyer


GERARD J. SWONKE, a native of Houston, Texas, received his B.A. in economics from the University of St. Thomas and his J.D. from South Texas College of Law. Mr. Swonke served as in-house counsel to Aminoil, Inc. from 1974 to 1985, when he became of counsel to the Greenberg Peden Law firm and then later to the McConn Law Firm. Mr. Swonke is a member of the Houston and Texas Bar Associations, as well as the Federal Southern and Eastern District Bar Associations...

About Gerard J. Swonke

Practice Areas

  • Oil and Gas 50%
  • Corporate Governance 20%
  • Employment Law 15%
  • Mergers and Acquisitions 15%


Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • State Bar of Texas (Member)
  • Houston Bar Association (Member)
  • Texas - Mexico Bar Association (Member)
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (Member)
  • ATP Oil and Gas Company (Board of Directors (1996) and Chairman of the Audit Committee (2001)-2014)
  • Pope John XXIII High School (Board of Trustees, 2002-2011)
  • Girls, Inc, 2007 - 2010 (General Counsel to Board of Directors)
  • University of St. Thomas, 1981 - 1982 (Served on Alumni Board of Directors)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member Pope John XXIII High School, 2002 - 2011
  • Committeeman, Legal Committee and Corporate Development Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, 2005 - Present
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors Forest Lawn Cemetery of Houston, Inc., 2014 - Present
  • General Council to the Board of Directors of Girls, Inc. , 2007 - 2010
  • President of St. Michael School Board, 1992 - 1996
  • Member St. Michael Parish Counsel , 1993 - 1996
  • Served on the Alumni Board of Directors, 1981 - 1982

Past Positions

  • The McConn Law Firm, Of Counsel
  • Greenberg, Peden, Siegmyer & Oshman, P.C. , Of Counsel, 1985 - 2001
  • Aminoil, Inc., In-house Counsel, 1975 - 1985
  • McAninch and Haggerty, P.C.


  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Houston, Texas
  • University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
    Major: Economics

Office Information


4544 Post Oak PlaceSuite 350 Houston, TX 77027


  • 713-237-0401

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