Robert L. Cabes

              Managing Partner
              Natural Resources Department

              101 La Rue France, Suite 200
              Lafayette, Louisiana 70508
              Telephone: 337-232-3929
              Facsimile: 337-233-4957
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Practice Areas

Natural Resources



Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
B.S. Economics, 1964

Tulane University School of Law J.D., 1967
Member, Order of the Coif
Member, Board of Student Editors,
Tulane Law Review

Bar Admissions

Admitted to Louisiana bar August 31, 1967; admitted to practice in all federal courts in Louisiana.

Milling Benson Woodward L.L.P.
Lafayette, Louisiana


American Bar Association

New Orleans Bar Association

Lafayette Parish Bar Association

American Association of Petroleum Landmen

Mr. Cabes primary practice is in representation of independent and major oil and gas operators and landowners in all areas of Louisiana, including title opinions, contracts, representation before Office of Conservation and State Mineral Board; litigation in energy and related fields, as well as general commercial litigation, before state and federal courts in Louisiana. He is also recognized as a top Energy Practitioner in Best Lawyers and SuperLawyers.

Secretary and Examiner
Louisiana State Bar Admissions Committee

Speaker, Mineral Law Institutes
1976, 1982, and 1993

Speaker at various landmen and professional seminars

Chairman (2nd term) of a Hearing Committee for the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel