Rod Wetel is the senior partner at Wetsel, Carmichael, Allen, & Lederle, LLP in Sweetwater, Texas, where he has practiced law for over forty years. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he received a B. A. with honors and special honors in History and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1974. He received his J. D. from the University of Texas School Of Law in 1977. He is board certified in oil, gas and mineral law and has served as an assistant editor of the Title Standard Joint Editorial Board since 191. He was an adjunct professor at the University of Texas School from 2012 to 2018, where he taught popular courses in wind energy. During this time, he also co-taught w wind law writing seminar with the late Steven K. DeWolf and a wind law class for three years with Professor E. Smith. In 2014, he was named a charter member of the Advisory Council of the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Center for Energy Law and Business. He is now an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University School of Law, where he teachers both wind law and Texas mineral titles. Along with Ernest E. Smith, Becky H. Diffen and Melissa Powers, he is a co-author of the treatise, Wind Law, which was first published in 2011. In 2019, Professor Wetsel was the recipient of the University of Texas Ernest E. Smith Lifetime Achievement Award in Energy Law. He is a frequent author and speaker on wind and solar energy and oil and gas topics throughout the United States.