J. Mark Wagnon

J. Mark Wagnon maintains a diverse transactional practice that includes entity creation and planning, mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, and contract preparation. Mark has experience drafting and negotiating oil and gas leases and wind energy contracts, both are energy sources that continues to expand in and around Lubbock.

In addition, Mark focuses his practice on real estate transactions and document preparation. Mark also as a part of his diverse business practice handles employment labor law issues. As an additional service to his business clients, Mark handles wills, trusts and probate matters.
Areas of practice:

  • Commercial & business transactions
  • Business entity creation, governance, and planning
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Contract negotiation and preparation
  • Real estate
  • Title work
  • Taxation
  • Business tax planning
  • Energy and natural resources/utilities/environmental
  • Wind energy contract drafting, negotiation, & review
  • Oil & gas leases and ventures
  • Wills, Trusts & Probates
  • Copyrights, Trademarks
  • Employment Law

Bar admissions:

  • Texas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Texas Tech University (B.B.A., Accounting, 1978)
  • Texas Certified Public Accountant (1981)
  • Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., with highest honors, 1994)

Honors and awards:

  • Texas Tech University School Law-Order of the Coif
  • Phi Kappa Phi ( Honors Fraternity)
  • Eagle Scout, 1972

Memberships and affiliations:

  • State Bar of Texas (Business, Tax and Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Sections)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association (Treasurer 1997-1998)
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association (Treasurer 2001-2002)
  • Lubbock Area Bar Association (Director 2007-2009)


  • Born Washington, D.C., August 27, 1954
  • Certified Public Accountant (1981)
  • Lubbock Area United Way ( Treasurer 2001-2002, Director 2003-2007)

Past Employment Positions

  • Shareholder- Baker, Brown, Thompson & Wagnon, P.C.
  • Partner- McCleskey, Harriger, Brazill & Graf, L.L.P.
  • Shareholder – Jenkins, Wagnon and Young, P.C. (2011-Present)