Ian McNeill focuses his practice on the oil and gas industry.  Licensed in Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Ian advises clients on division orders, title defects, curative requirements, royalty and rental issues as well as lease maintenance provisions and assignments analysis.  Ian also assists in oil and gas litigation and administrative hearing matters.  He has rendered division order opinions and title opinions involving complex ownerships, leases held by production, depth and mineral severances and pooling agreements in Texas and Ohio.  Prior to joining McGinnis Lochridge, Ian managed a team of attorneys and oversaw large-scale projects involving the Utica shale play in Ohio. 

Ian McNeill began his legal career by serving his community as an Assistant District Attorney in Harris County, Texas.   As a prosecutor, Ian gained invaluable trial experience, trying approximately 30 misdemeanor and felony cases to verdict.  Additionally, Ian resolved thousands of criminal cases through plea bargains.  Subsequent to his time as a prosecutor, Ian transitioned into civil practice where his experience as a prosecutor provided him with a unique perspective in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in oil and gas drilling operations, criminal environmental issues, maritime law, employment discrimination, premises liability and general negligence.