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Kolton R. Warren Associate

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2017

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas


Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2017

Texas A&M University, B.B.A, magna cum laude, 2014

Kolton R. Warren is an associate attorney in Dykema’s San Antonio office. His practice focuses on complex business and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on oil, gas, and mineral disputes. Kolton represents a broad range of industry clients including producers, operators, working interest owners, and mineral owners in state and federal litigation across Texas. His oil and gas experience includes lease termination and failure to develop claims, surface use and damages claims, joint operating agreement and joint venture agreement disputes, royalty disputes, and title determinations. Kolton maintains a strong practice in the Eagle Ford Shale and in the Permian Basin. He also practices in the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas.

Kolton graduated from SMU Dedman School of Law with honors and was inducted into the Order of Barristers. During law school, he won numerous awards for his briefing and oral advocacy skills. Kolton served as President of the Federalist Society and on the Executive Counsel of the Board of Advocates (Moot Court Board). Kolton also served as a judicial extern for Justice Don R. Willett of the Supreme Court of Texas and Senior Judge A. Joe Fish of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.


Lease Termination Dispute. Kolton obtained a summary judgment for a non-profit electric cooperative against landowners asserting coal and lignite lease termination claims and then obtained a directed verdict at trial on all the landowners’ remaining claims.

Working Interest Dispute. Kolton successfully defended an operator’s title to some of its most valuable wells in the Eagle Ford Shale by obtaining summary judgment against a former working interest owner who claimed to still own a working interest and sought damages in excess of $50 million.

Memberships & Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Natural Resources Section
  • San Antonio Young Lawyer's Association
  • SMU Law Alumni Association
  • The Federalist Society
  • The Order of Barristers
  • Sen. Jeff Wentworth Award of Excellence