Bruce S. Hawn


Bruce S. Hawn is a founding partner of Welder Leshin LLP.

Bruce primarily practices Real Estate, Oil and Gas Law and Eminent Domain. He also practices Business and Finance, Litigation, and Energy Law.

Bruce has negotiated hundreds of pipeline easements, as well as, numerous contracts involving the purchase and sale of real property and the purchase and sale of real estate for governmental entities. He also conducts title examinations and consults on oil and gas issues in real estate transactions.

With extensive experience managing varied businesses and foundations, Bruce brings a strong background in finance and government to his legal work.


B.S., University of Houston, 1988
J.D. (Summa Cum Laude), St. Mary’s University,

Admitted to Bar

State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Practice Areas

Real Estate, Oil and Gas Law and Eminent Domain

Professional Activities

AV Rating - Martindale Hubbell
Corpus Christi Bar Association
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
President, Earl C. Sams Foundation

Civic Activities

Vice Chair and Director, Texas State Aquarium
Board of Directors, Gladys Porter Zoo
Director Texas Sheep Dog Association
Former Chair and Treasurer, Christus Spohn Development Foundation
Co-founder and former board member Saltwater-Fisheries Enhancement Association (“SEA”)
Former State and Local board member of the Coastal Conservation Association (“CCA”)


No designation has been made by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for a Certificate of Special Competence in this area.