102 North College, Suite 900, Tyler Texas 75702
Phone: 903-597-8311

D. Timothy Simpson

D. Timothy Simpson

  • Admitted to the Bar: 1979
  • timsimpson@potterminton.com
  • 903-525-2211 (direct tel.)
  • 903-531-3911 (direct fax)
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  • Tyler Office:
  • 102 North College
  • Suite 900
  • Tyler, Texas 75702
  • 903-597-8311 (telephone)
  • 903-593-0846 (fax)

Practice Description

Mr. Simpson handles a wide variety of oil, gas and mineral law matters, including those related to leasing, drilling, production, acquisition and sale of energy related assets. He has represented differing interests in the oil and gas field, which has exposed him to varying perspectives of individuals and entities involved in the industry. Mr. Simpson has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the area of Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law since such Board first recognized attorneys in this field in December, 1986. Now in his fortieth year in practice, Mr. Simpson has represented major oil companies, large and small independents, and individuals, counseling them with respect to energy related issues. Recently, his practice has emphasized complex title work, including drilling, division order, and acquisition title opinions. He also represents clients in general real estate and probate matters, and is an approved title examiner for Stewart Title Guaranty Company.

Professional and Educational Background

  • J.D., St. Mary s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, December, 1978
    Achievements and Activities:
    – Associate Editor, St. Mary s Law Review, 1977
    – Member, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • B.A., Baylor University, Waco, Texas, May 1976

Licensed & Admitted to Practice

  • United States District Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • State Courts in the State of Texas

Affiliations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Smith County Bar Association, Past Treasurer
  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Real Estate, Probate and Trust Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar College, 2004
  • The Institute for Energy Law – Advisory Board
  • Green Acres Baptist Church, Member, Deacon
  • Smith County Chapter – American Red Cross, Chairman 1998-1999
  • Mental Health Association of Tyler
  • Rose Capital West Little League Manager and Coach
  • Tyler – Smith County Child Welfare Board, Past Chairman
  • Region 04 Child Welfare Board, Past Chairman
  • Smith County Republican Club, Past President
  • Children s Advocacy Center of Smith County Board


Mr. Simpson was born in January of 1954 in South Texas. He married his wife, Sherry, in 1976. They have three children, Benjamin, Nellie, and Walter. Mr. Simpson enjoys fishing, bird hunting, and youth sports.