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McGinnis Lochridge

United States 2024

General Information

Year founded: 1927
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At McGinnis Lochridge, our clients span a variety of industries and their needs encompass a wide range of legal services. We are proud to represent clients in state and federal courts, as well as before state agencies. We also have a longstanding South Texas practice, dating from the original founding of our firm.

At McGinnis Lochridge, each client and every legal matter receives senior-level attention. This level of focus ensures maximum value, efficiency and results. At the same time, the breadth of our practice areas enables clients to rely on McGinnis Lochridge as a comprehensive resource — a single-source, trusted advisor that can address their most challenging business and legal needs.

Our attorneys are drawn from the ranks of top law school graduates, as well as experienced lawyers with a proven record of client-focus and exemplary service. We’re proud of the caliber of attorneys who’ve walked these halls over the years. Familiar names such as Judge Ben Powell, Texas Governor John Connally, Texas State Senator Alvin Wirtz and U.S. Congressman Joe Kilgore have made a difference for McGinnis Lochridge clients, our state and our nation.

Here, the standard is high and the experience deep, because we believe our clients deserve the best we can give. This extends to our profession as well as our communities. McGinnis Lochridge attorneys have played leading roles in various bar associations, legal professional groups, and community organizations large and small. Our aim, first and foremost, is to serve others.


McGinnis Lochridge is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 27 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 2
Tier 2 for Oil and Gas Law

Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Energy Law
Tier 1 for Environmental Law


National Rankings

Tier 2
Tier 2 for Oil and Gas Law

Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 1 for Corporate Law
Tier 1 for Energy Law
Tier 1 for Environmental Law
Tier 1 for Litigation - Banking and Finance
Tier 1 for Litigation - Construction
Tier 1 for Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Tier 1 for Natural Resources Law
Tier 1 for Oil and Gas Law
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Real Estate Law
Tier 1 for Water Law
Tier 2 for Administrative / Regulatory Law
Tier 2 for Financial Services Regulation Law
Tier 2 for Nonprofit / Charities Law
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 2 for Securities / Capital Markets Law
Tier 2 for Tax Law
Tier 2 for Trusts and Estates
Tier 3 for Health Care Law
Tier 3 for Litigation - Environmental
Tier 3 for Litigation - Real Estate
Dallas/Fort Worth
Tier 2 for Labor Law - Management
Tier 2 for Litigation - Labor and Employment
Tier 1 for Commercial Litigation
Tier 2 for Arbitration
Tier 2 for Oil and Gas Law
Tier 2 for Product Liability Litigation - Defendants

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Business Planning
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Economic Development Law
  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Finance
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Trade and Finance Law
  • Labor Law - Union
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Natural Resources Law
  • Oil and Gas
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

McGinnis Lochridge has 20 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made McGinnis Lochridge eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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Management and Personnel

Managing Partner
Doug Dodds


Employment Law & Employee Benefits
Christine Reynolds
April Lucas
Mergers & Acquisitions
Bill Bingham
Legislative & Government Relations
Bill Bingham
Financial Services
Bill Daniel
Education & Public Law
Bill Bingham
Corporate & Business Transactions
Bill Bingham
Complex Business Litigation
Rick Milvenan
Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights, and Workouts
Bill Daniel
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