Gregory J. Nibert was born in Roswell, New Mexico on January 3, 1958. He and his wife, Carolyn, have two sons, Gregory, age 23, and Jeff, age 21. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of New Mexico in 1980 and received a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Pepperdine University in 1983. He was Editor in Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review for 1982-83. He is a partner in Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin, L.L.P. and is a New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization recognized specialist in Oil and Gas Law. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 1993, Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2005, and Southwest Super Lawyers since 2007.
Mr. Nibert served as Republican Party Chaves County Chair 2000-02; Bush-Cheney County Chair 2004; Steve Pearce for Congress County Chair 2004-06; Pearce for Senate 2008; and Executive Committee of the Republican Party of New Mexico 2009-10.
Mr. Nibert is active in the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico and the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association. He is a Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and a Research Fellow of The Center for American and International Law. He served on the Board of Directors of the Section of Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law of the State Bar of New Mexico and was Chair of the Section for the year 1990-91.
Professionally he is a member of the State Bar of New Mexico, Chaves County Bar Association, New Mexico Landmen's Association, and American Association of Professional Landmen.
Mr. Nibert was elected to serve as a Chaves County Commissioner in 2006, served on the Roswell Independent School District Board of Education, President of the Roswell Chamber of Commerce 2006-07, was Lt. Governor of the Southwest District of Kiwanis International, a Distinguished Past President of the Roswell Kiwanis Club, and Chairman of the Rio Hondo District of the Conquistador Council, Boy Scouts of America 1997-2003.