Local Knowledge: Broad Vision

The attorneys at Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett & Burton, PLLC, bring to their practices a unique combination of deep ties to San Antonio and South Texas, together with experience outside of Texas, to provide a well-rounded team of advisors.

The firm was founded in 2005 when Arthur Uhl and Shelly Jewett formed Uhl & Jewett, P.C. Arthur and Shelly first worked together in the real estate department at Matthews and Branscomb, P.C. Arthur had been with Matthews and Branscomb for his entire legal career, while Shelly had started her practice in Southern California before returning home to San Antonio in 2000.

In 2006 Joseph Fitzsimons, Arthur’s childhood friend and law school classmate, brought his oil, gas and mineral law practice to the firm to form Uhl, Fitzsimons & Jewett, PLLC. The synergies of the energy and real estate practices were quickly apparent, as the firm’s land and mineral owner clients were able to benefit from the combined areas of expertise. After a long search for the perfect match, the firm brought in associates Trace Burton and Alex Sostre in 2007. Trace had practiced in San Antonio prior to joining UFJ&B, while Alex had practiced in Miami.  With the recent increase in oil and gas activity, the firm added Robert Park, a recent St. Mary's grad, in 2011, Ezra Johnson, who had practiced in San Antonio prior to joining the firm, in 2012, and Parks Brown, another recent St. Mary's grad, in 2013.

In June 2013, the firm changed its name to Uhl, Fitzsimons, Jewett & Burton, PLLC in recognition of Trace Burton's valued leadership and contributions to the firm as it continues to grow and meet the needs of South Texas business and land owners.

In light of Ezra Johnson's contributions to the firm, he was named a partner in July 2014.

Alex Sostre was named a partner in the commercial real estate transactions department in January 2015.

With nine lawyers, UFJ&B offers its clients the individual attention of a small firm, with the ability to handle complex transactions. More information on each attorney can be found by clicking on the links to the right.

Our firm is based in San Antonio and, while our practice carries us to all corners of Texas, our focus is South Texas.

We have served as lead counsel, co-counsel, local counsel, and as a referral for clients seeking representation from Laredo to Corpus Christi to the Rio Grande Valley and all points in between. We have obtained substantial verdicts and settlements in South Texas and have also successfully defended some of the state’s largest land and mineral owners. In addition, our attorneys quite frequently serve as local counsel to out of state attorneys in real estate and commercial transactions involving Texas law.


*Attorneys are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization unless otherwise indicated in their individual attorney biography.