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Keith W. Franklin


Keith W. Franklin

Keith W. Franklin

Practice Areas

  • Oil and Gas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Title Disputes
  • Real Estate
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax-Exempt/Nonprofit Organizations


Keith was born in Laredo, grew up in Cotulla, and has practiced as an attorney for over five years in courts throughout south and central Texas. He assists clients in both litigation and transactions in a variety of areas, including oil and gas, title disputes, real estate, and condemnation, with a particular focus on land and mineral owner representation. Keith also handles other areas of civil litigation, probate, estate planning, and issues involving nonprofit organizations. Before co-founding Martinez, Franklin & Morales, PLLC, Keith practiced with Person, Whitworth, Borchers & Morales, LLP (2013-2019).


Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University – J.D., magna cum laude, 2013

  • Thurgood Marshall Law Review – Executive Editor

Texas A&M University – B.S. Agribusiness, 2009

  • Minor: Anthropology

Bar Admission

State Bar of Texas, 2013

Community Involvement

Laredo Area Community Foundation, Director/Past President

Dr. Lanse T. Fox Memorial Organization, President

Professional Associations & Memberships

Texas Bar Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section, Member

Laredo-Webb County Bar Association, Member

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Dos and Don’ts for Negotiating an Oil and Gas Lease; Texas Land & Mineral Owner Association Annual Meeting; San Antonio, Texas; October 11, 2018.

Ricardo E. Morales and Keith W. Franklin; The Commingling Doctrine & Horizontal Wells: Whose Burden is it Anyway?; State Bar of Texas 36th Annual Advanced Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Course; Houston, Texas; September 20-21, 2018.

Commingling: The Concept and the Controversy; Profitable Mineral Management Breakfast Series; San Antonio, Texas; Feb. 20, 2018.

Title Issues Inside your Fence Line?  How Texas adverse possession law can be used to clear up ownership questions on land and minerals; Profitable Mineral Management Breakfast Series; San Antonio, Texas; June 7, 2016.

Baldemar Garcia, Jr., Ricardo E. Morales, & Keith W. Franklin; Trespass, Subsurface Trespass and the Texas Supreme Court; State Bar of Texas 33rd Annual Advanced Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Course; Houston, Texas; Oct. 1–2, 2015.