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.

Prior to joining the firm, Tim was a partner with Andrews Kurth LLP. He is recognized as a "Texas Super Lawyer" in business litigation by Thomson Reuters. Tim is active in the Bar and the community, currently serving as Secretary for the Houston Bar Association's Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section, and as a Past Board Member of the Houston Bar Foundation. He also serves as Vice President of St. Anne Catholic School Foundation and is a Board Member with Trees for Houston.  Tim and his wife, Ginnie, have two daughters.

Representative Experience
  • 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 claim 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 breached an AMI agreement regarding valuable Delaware Basin acreage.
  • Currently representing exploration and production company in numerous royalty disputes related to Eagle Ford shale.
  • Represented oil and gas industry consultant in a suit 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 the jury found co-defendant liable.
  • Represented exploration and production company in a dispute over right of first refusal concerning important lease in Permian Basin. Plaintiff claimed $15 million in past damages. Just prior to trial, 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 just prior to trial.
  • Represented midstream company in two two-week arbitrations involving claims that contractor breached the parties’ contract by virtue of failing to construct natural gas processing facility in accordance with parties’ contract. The outcome of the arbitration is confidential.
  • Represented mineral estate and surface estate owners as plaintiffs in lawsuit alleging that defendant E&P company illegally disposed of oilfield waste on the property at issue. Case settled on eve of trial.
Professional Honors & Affiliations
  • "Texas Super Lawyer" in Business Litigation, Thomson Reuters, 2017
  • "Texas Rising Star," Thomson Reuters' Super Lawyers, 2009-2016
  • Secretary: Houston Bar Association Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section, 2017-2018
  • Vice President: St. Anne Catholic School Foundation
  • Board Member: Trees for Houston
  • Life Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow: Houston 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