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Charles J. Woodin

Charles J. Woodin

Of Counsel


1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466

T: 316.291.9552

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Charles Woodin handles the full spectrum of legal matters relating to oil, gas and minerals in the areas of purchase and sales, exploration, production, marketing, transportation, financing and regulation. Mr. Woodin’s clients range from individual land and mineral owners to independent oil and gas operators, both large and small, to some of the world’s largest major integrated oil and gas companies. Mr. Woodin enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list and The Best Lawyers in America©. He was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2011 Wichita Energy “Lawyer of the Year,” the 2012 Wichita Natural Resources “Lawyer of the Year,” and the 2013 Wichita Mining Law “Lawyer of the Year.” His peer memberships include the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association and the American Society of Corporate Secretaries.


  • University of Kansas (J.D., 1961)
    With Distinction; Order of the Coif; Editor-in-Chief - Kansas Law Review
  • Yale University (B.S., 1956)


  • Kansas (1961)
Relevant Experience
  • Representation of subsidiary of major oil company in the largest financing transaction secured solely by oil and gas properties in Kansas
  • Representation of major oil company in serial, multi-state financing transactions securing debt in excess of one billion dollars.
  • Representation of independent oil and gas company in the acquisition and financing of Kansas properties valued in excess of $150 million dollars.
  • Representation of multiple producers in federal court litigation concerning helium ownership in a series of cases spanning 25 years and multiple decisions in the 10th Circuit of Appeals and United States Supreme Court.
  • Representation of major interstate regulated refined products pipeline company in connection with the issuance of securities and pipeline title and location matters in five mid-continent states.
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2011 and 2022 Wichita Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year,” the 2012 Wichita Natural Resources “Lawyer of the Year,” and the 2013 Wichita Mining Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Energy Law, Mining Law, and Natural Resources Law, 1995-2022
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List , 2005 (a Thomson Reuters business)
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • American Society of Corporate Secretaries
  • Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association