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On his way to becoming a research scientist, Colton Harris decided he could make more of an impact by practicing law.

Though he took a detour from his science career track, Colton has leveraged the knowledge and training he accumulated from earning his master’s and undergrad degrees. His background gives him a fresh perspective and an ability to focus on renewable energy issues in Husch Blackwell’s real estate and development group.

Growing up, Colton knew a lot of landowners close to home, but he also knew they didn’t always understand the complexities of working with companies to develop important energy sources. He quickly realized that one good lawyer could make a world of difference for people on both sides of any discussion. Today, he uses his research and analytical skills every day to help companies negotiate win-win transactions that help move the energy sector forward.




  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law
    • summa cum laude
    • Texas Tech Law Review Articles Editor
    • Top Grade Award for highest score in Oil & Gas I, Land Use, Texas Administrative Practice, Torts, Advanced Legal Research, Legal Practice II
    • Distinction Award in Wind Law, Real Estate Finance & Transactions, Legal Practice I, Wills & Trusts, Constitutional Law
    • John H. Splawn, Jr. Endowed Scholarship; Oil, State Bar of Texas Gas & Energy Resources Law Section Scholarship
  • M.A., Angelo State University
    • College of Science and Engineering 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Award
    • Graduate Research, Teaching Assistant
  • B.S., Texas A&M University
    • Dr. Jim Bassett Scholarship, George and Molly Georgiades Scholarship, Cheeves Presidential Achievement Scholarship


  • Texas
Outside the Office

An avid outdoorsman, Colton loves to fish and to hunt waterfowl. Colton is married with one son and he and his wife are expecting another child in 2022. He and his wife are both loyal Texas A&M Aggies sports fans.