Thomas I. Hamilton

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Thomas I.Hamilton
Of Counsel
Phone: 775.432.6430
Direct: 775.432.6431

Tom Hamilton heads the Parsons Behle & Latimer office in Elko, Nevada. He brings to the firm’s Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources practice group an entire career’s experience in upstream oil and gas exploration and production, as well as geothermal energy, international law, real estate and general business practice experience. His work in the legal departments of major U.S. oil and gas corporations has covered complex aspects of both international and domestic energy business matters, including joint participation and operating agreements, oil field service agreements, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate governance, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance, and legislative analysis.

Most recently, Tom was Lead Counsel–Indonesia/China/Malaysia for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, stationed in Jakarta, Indonesia, for almost three years, where he was responsible for the legal aspects of the company’s oil and gas exploration operations, as well as anti-corruption and ethical business conduct policy matters. Earlier, he was Assistant General Counsel of Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, where he also performed duties as that company’s Legal Manager of Latin America over operations in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Argentina and Venezuela, and played key roles in opening that company’s operating subsidiary offices in Moscow, Nizhnevartovsk (Siberia), and Yemen. He served as the first general counsel of Calpine Corporation, and as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Geothermal Resources International, Inc.

Early in his career, as Vice President and General Counsel of Occidental’s geothermal subsidiary, Tom fulfilled corporate legal responsibilities for obtaining certification of Occidental Geothermal Inc.’s Power Plant No. 1 before the California Energy Commission.


Practice Areas



University of Southern California Gould School of Law (J.D., 1975)

UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management (M.B.A., 1999)

Stanford University (B.A., 1970)



Nevada State Bar (Member – May 15, 2014)

California State Bar (Member – December 18, 1975)


Stanford Alumni Association

USC Law School Alumni Association

UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management Alumni Association


Elko County Republican Central Committee

Delegate to Nevada State Republican Convention (2012)


U.S. Dist. Court, Central Dist. of California


University of Southern California, Gould School of Law