Timothy S. McConn

Partner
Contact
tmcconn@yettercoleman.com
713.632.8019 | Houston, Texas
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Professional Summary

Tim is a commercial trial lawyer who represents clients as plaintiffs and defendants in disputes principally in the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. Coupled with his energy litigation practice, he also works with clients in a diverse range of other industries including finance, healthcare, life sciences, manufacturing, and technology, in high-stakes disputes involving breach of contract, antitrust, labor and employment, bankruptcy and product liability. Tim’s deep experience and results-oriented approach is central to his providing the highest level of service and value to his clients.

Tim is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Prior to joining the firm, Tim practiced with Andrews and Kurth. Tim has been recognized for the last seven years as a “Texas Rising Star” by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers. He is active in the Bar and the community, serving on the Board of Directors for the Houston Bar Foundation, Trees for Houston, and St. Anne Catholic School Foundation, and is a Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation.  Tim and his wife, Ginnie, have two children.

Representative Experience

Oil and Gas

  • Currently representing exploration and production company against claims that client breached obligations to co-working interest owners regarding expiring leases in the Texas Panhandle. Plaintiffs claimed damages in excess of $500 million.
  • Currently representing exploration and production company against claims asserted by T. Boone Pickens’s company, Mesa Petroleum, that client cut Mesa out of AMI agreement regarding Permian Basin acreage.
  • Represented oil and gas industry consultant who was sued for breach of contract, breach of warranty, and breach of fiduciary duty in connection with a seismic acquisition project in Lavaca County, Texas. Client won a unanimous defense verdict on all claims, while jury found co-defendant liable for in excess of $1 million.
  • Represented exploration and production company in dispute over right of first refusal concerning acreage in Permian Basin. Plaintiff claimed $15 million in past damages. Plaintiff agreed to settle for a small fraction of demand and client retained the lease.
    Represented exploration and production company in related Texas state court lawsuits involving claims that client underpaid overriding royalty interest obligations to plaintiff geologists. Cases settled on confidential terms.
Professional Honors & Affiliations
  • "Texas Rising Star," Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers, 2009-2016
  • Board Member:  Houston Bar Foundation
  • Board Member: St. Anne Catholic School Foundation
  • Board Member: Trees for Houston
  • Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation
Presentations & Publications
  • "Discovery Rule and Fraudulent Concealment in Oil and Gas Disputes," Houston Bar Association, March 4, 2016
  • "Contract by Email: How to Avoid Costly Claims in Today’s Turbulent Market," Institute for Energy Law (panelist), November 16, 2015
  • "Trespass to Try Title Disputes vs. Declaratory Judgement," 9th Annual Texas Law Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, February 13, 2014
Education & Professional Background
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2001
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. 1998, magna cum laude
  • Admitted to Practice: Texas, 2001