J. Scott Hall

J. Scott Hall

Of Counsel

Santa Fe, NM



Scott Hall joined Montgomery and Andrews in 2008. His practice focuses on numerous aspects of the oil and gas and energy industry, including transactions, litigation, regulatory and government relations.


Oklahoma City University
Juris Doctor, 1979

University of Denver
Bachelor of Arts, 1975


He has significant practice experience representing oil and gas producers before the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division and Oil Conservation Commission. He also has substantial background in gas contract litigation, title examination, leasing, mineral development, pipeline eminent domain and right-of-way issues and other energy regulatory matters on Federal, State and Tribal lands as well as privately-owned lands.

He has served as a registered lobbyist representing energy industry interests before the New Mexico Legislature. While attending law school, he was employed by an independent oil and gas producer in Oklahoma. After graduating in 1979, he served as Assistant Attorney General for the New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands and has been in private practice in Santa Fe since 1982.

Professional Memberships and Activities

State of New Mexico – 1979

State of Oklahoma – 1979

Federal District Court, New Mexico – 1979

U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit – 1979

U.S. Court of Claims – 1980



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