Gary Younger says he “basically grew up in an oil field.” As a production roustabout for his father’s small oil and gas production service company in Central Kansas, Gary learned about the energy industry long before he became an attorney. He earned his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1983, subsequently working independently as a Consulting Landman for companies like Texaco and as a Land Attorney for Chevron. He joined his first law firm in 1993, when he began working with Mike Wozniak.
Gary’s experience includes extensive transactional and title examination work, particularly in the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions. He has successfully represented clients before the Interior Board of Land Appeals and is admitted to practice in both Colorado and Oklahoma.
With more than 23 years of experience as a landman and attorney and a lifetime of oil and gas experience, Gary values Beatty & Wozniak’s industry focus. “It can be frustrating for clients to have to explain their business every time they need legal advice,” he says. “A good attorney is a good listener, but having an industry background immediately raises the level of trust. All I’ve ever done is oil and gas – and serving energy clients is all we do here.”
Gary is an avid reader, especially of western frontier history. He likes to play tennis, ride his bike, and spend time with his family in the Colorado mountains.