Joe Schremmer’s practice focuses on oil, gas, and mineral law, as well as environmental, real estate, and business and corporate law. He has a comprehensive oil, gas, and mineral law practice representing producers and royalty owners in title examination, regulatory and environmental compliance, administrative and commission proceedings, lawsuits, tax appeals, and transactions of many kinds, including oil and gas leases, operating agreements, farmout agreements, unitization agreements, surface use agreements, and saltwater disposal agreements.
Joe grew up in Derby, Kansas. At 14, he earned scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout. After high school, Joe graduated from the University of Kansas in 2009 with a B.S. in journalism and a B.A. in political science. Joe received his M.B.A. from the University of Kansas Business School in 2013. The same year, he also received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas School of Law, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Kansas Law Review and earned CALI awards for the top grade in several courses, including oil and gas law and environmental law. Upon graduation from law school, Joe was inducted into the Order of the Coif and recognized by the faculty with the Samuel Mellinger award as the top overall graduate in the combined areas of scholarship, leadership, and service.
Joe sits on the executive committee of the Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law section of the Kansas Bar Association (KBA), and is a co-author of the oil, gas, and mineral law chapter of the KBA’s Annual Survey of Law. Joe has taught courses on Environmental Regulation of the Oil and Gas Industry and Mineral Title Examination as a guest instructor at Washburn University School of Law.
Joe is also active in the Wichita Bar Association, serving as the chair of the Business Law Committee and the former social outreach chair of the Young Lawyers section. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association (KIOGA), and serves the Association as the chair of its standing committee on legislation and as a member of its standing committee on the environment. He also serves on the board of the KIOGA Education Fund. Joe is a member of the Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court, the American Bar Association, the Wichita Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals of Wichita, and the KU Alumni Association. Joe also serves his community as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Mid-America All-Indian Center, a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and as a volunteer for the Kansas Audio Reader Network.