Phone: 601.713.6324

Otis Johnson, Jr. concentrates his practice in the area of Oil & Gas Law, Natural Resources Law, Energy Law, Real Estate Law & Litigation and Conservation Law & Procedure.


University of Mississippi, J.D. (1968)

University of Mississippi, LL.B. (1956)

University of Mississippi, B.B.A. (1952)

Law Clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1956-1957


Mississippi State and Federal Courts

Mississippi Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi

United States Court of Military Appeals


AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected to Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Energy, Natural Resources and Oil and Gas

Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year, Energy Law in 2014 and Natural Resources Law in 2015

Selected Mississippi Business Journal - Leadership in Law


Phi Alpha Delta

Past Member-Interstate Oil Compact Commission

Member, Capital Area Bar Association

Member, Mississippi Bar Association (Past Chairman of Natural Resources Section)

Mississippi Oil & Gas Lawyers Association (President 1964-1965)

Mississippi/Alabama Division of U.S. Oil & Gas Association (Former Director)

American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) (Associate Member)

Jackson Mississippi Yacht Club, Past Commodore

North Jackson Kiwanis Club (Past President)

Commander, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)

Fellow, Mississippi Bar Foundation

Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen (MAPL)


Exxon Corp. v. Crosby-Mississippi Resources, 154 F.3d 202 (5th Cir. 1998)

Williamson v. Elf Aquitaine, Inc., 138 F.3d 546 (5th Cir. 1998)

Exxon Corp. v. Crosby-Mississippi Resources, 40 F.3d 1474 1995)

Exxon Corp. v. Board of Educ., 849 F.Supp. 479 (S.D. Miss. 1994)

Waller Bros. v. Exxon Corp., 836 F.Supp. 363 (S.D. Miss. 1993)

Exxon Corp. v. Crosby-Mississippi Resources, 775 F.Supp. 969 (S.D. Miss. 1991)

National Ben. Admrs., Inc. v. Mississippi Methodist Hosp & Rehabilitation Center, Inc., 757 F.Supp. 26 (S.D. Miss. 1990)

National Ben. Admrs., Inc. on behalf of National Business Ass’n Trust v. Mississippi Methodist Hosp. & Rehabilitation Center, Inc., 748 F.Supp. 459 (S.D. Miss. 1990)

Allred v. Fairchild, 916 So.2d 529(Miss. 2005)

Allred v. Fairchild, 785 So.2d 1064 (Miss. 2001)

Elf Acquitaine, Inc. v. Amoco Production Co., 485 So.2d 1023 (Miss. 1986)

Stockett v. Exxon Corp. 312 So.2d 709 (Miss 1975)

Ward v. Harrell, 186 So. 3d. 410 (Miss. App. 2016)