Robert M. Honea


P.O. Box 10127
Fort Smith, AR 72917-0127
P: 479-452-2200
F: 479-452-9097


Mr. Honea's practice is focused on representing oil, gas and other energy providers in title, transactional and regulatory matters and litigation. Counseling and representing clients in relation to production, exploration and ownership, Mr. Honea is recognized as a leading expert in oil and gas law. His background in chemical engineering provides him with superior insight and understanding of the scientific and factual issues confronting his clients. Building on his experience and expertise in oil and gas law, Mr. Honea routinely represents clients in a broad range of commercial transactions and litigation, including property rights, contracts and commercial financing.

Representative Experience:

Preparation of hundreds of oil and gas title opinions;

Regular appearances before the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission;

Representation of industry leaders in the Fayetteville Shale Play from its inception; and

First chair trial attorney for twenty-seven years.


B.S.Ch.E., University of Arkansas, 1980
J.D., cum laude, University of Arkansas, 1983


Best Lawyers in America (Oil and Gas)
Super Lawyers (Oil and Gas)
Best Lawyers in Arkansas (Oil and Gas)
Arkansas Law Review, Articles Editor and Member

Admitted to Practice

District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma


Arkansas Bar Association
Arkansas Bar Foundation
Member and Officer, Natural Resources Law Section, Arkansas Bar Association
Member, Real Estate Law Section, Arkansas Bar Association
Sebastian County Bar Association

AV Martindale Hubbell Rating


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