Ian McNeill practices commercial litigation with an emphasis on oil and gas.  Ian began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Harris County, Texas. As a prosecutor, Ian investigated and tried criminal cases, including approximately 30 misdemeanor and felony cases to verdict. Subsequent to his time as a prosecutor, Ian transitioned into civil practice where his experience as a prosecutor provides him with a unique perspective in representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of civil cases.

Ian joined McGinnis Lochridge in 2015 and has combined his prosecutorial, civil and oil and gas backgrounds.  In his current practice, Ian represents clients in a broad range of matters, including property disputes, oil and gas disputes and commercial matters.  

  • Represent Plaintiffs in a trespass to try title suit involving ownership of a severed mineral interest where both the legal delivery of a deed and Plaintiffs’ status as successors of bona fide purchasers was at issue
  • Represent Plaintiff in a trespass to try to title suit arising out of farmout agreements and involving ownership of certain depths in dozens of tracts located in the Permian Basin
  • Represent midstream pipeline operator in dispute over scope of pipeline easement
  • Represent property owner in a suit to determine whether deeds in chain of title allowed for the construction of a large-scale landfill 
  • Represent royalty owner in a case against an operator for its failure to abide by offset obligations provided for in an oil and gas lease
  • Represent landowners in trespass to try title cases where ownership of mineral interests was disputed by operators
  • Represent operator in railroad commission proceedings against offset operator in a dispute over off-site penetration points
  • Represent overriding royalty interest owners in a contractual dispute concerning state-owned minerals and leases
  • Represent bank in commercial matters involving breach of contract, sequestration and bankruptcy matters