New talent strengthens McGinnis Lochridge

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — McGinnis Lochridge—a legal fixture in Austin for 90 years—today announced that 10 lawyers have joined the firm, bringing decades of experience in a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters, as well as estate planning and tax matters.

The new lawyers include: Partners Ed McHorse, Cliff Ernst, Clark Lutz, Martin Lutz, Doug Jones, and Russell Booth, along with Associates Alison Lenner, Shana McGirl and Martha Todd, and Of Counsel Ali Gallagher. This well-respected group had been at the Austin-based firm Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody. In addition to the 10 attorneys, 5 support staff are also joining McGinnis Lochridge.

“We are thrilled to have these lawyers join our firm,” Doug Dodds, managing partner of McGinnis Lochridge, said. “These attorneys bring high-caliber expertise in helping businesses and individuals solve challenging legal problems and achieve their goals. By adding these lawyers to McGinnis Lochridge, our business/corporate, estate, and tax practices will be second to none.”

“While we will miss our colleagues at Graves, we look forward to joining McGinnis Lochridge,” Cliff Ernst, a corporate attorney and partner, said. “The firm provides a strong platform, and we share their strategic vision.”

“We are proud to join a firm with the stellar reputation and history of McGinnis Lochridge,” Partner Ed McHorse said. “The strengths our group brings to the firm will complement the skills and services currently provided by McGinnis Lochridge and will allow us to expand our practices with client-focused representation.”

McGinnis Lochridge has a strong presence in Austin and Houston, providing legal counsel on business and financial matters, and advocating for clients before administrative agencies, at the state capitol, and in courthouses across Texas and throughout the Southwest. The firm serves clients in many areas, including oil and gas, electric energy, financial services, technology, healthcare, hospitality, higher education and real estate, among others, with the specialized knowledge and efficiency of a boutique firm while having the infrastructure and broad expertise of a full-service firm.

About McGinnis Lochridge:
For 90 years, McGinnis Lochridge has provided legal expertise worldwide through its Austin headquarters and Houston offices. The firm has received top-tier rankings in Chambers USA, Texas Lawyer and Martindale-Hubbell, among others. Read more at

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