Tom McCallTom McCall

Background:

Tom C. McCall represents clients in litigation disputes in all matters pertaining to the oil and gas industry, land title, and complex business litigation. Before transitioning to full-time trial and appellate practice in 1979, Mr. McCall was trained as a title attorney by a premier West Texas oil and gas firm in Midland, Texas, and has written hundreds of title opinions, drilling opinions, acquisition opinions, and division order title opinions. Mr. McCall has been continuously Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law since 1988. In addition to his decades of trial experience, Mr. McCall has appeared as counsel in over numerous appellate proceedings in various Courts of Appeal, the Texas Supreme Court, and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Land Title Litigation
  • Appellate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Education

  • Texas Tech School of Law, JD, 1974
  • Alternate Municipal Judge, City of Midland

Representative Experiences

  • Successfully represented an oil company in challenging the constitionality of the Texas General Land Office Royalty Audit Program, which program was held to be unconsititional in its application.
  • Successfully represented producer in one of the first take-or-pay cases in Texas resulting in a multi-million-dollar verdict and settlement on behalf of the producer.
  • Successfully represented interstate natural gas pipeline in litigation that determined how royalties from split production streams in a pooled unit were to be paid.
  • Successfully represented a historical Texas Gulf Coast Family in litigation based on fraud and breach of contract resulting in a landmark verdict and settlement of behalf of the family. See Texas Monthly article by Cecilia Balli, Return to Padre (2001).

Honors

  • Midland County Outstanding Young Lawyer, 1984
  • Alternate Municipal Judge, City of Midland

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Martindale-Hubbell Rating – AV Preeminent
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Founding Fellow, Austin Bar Foundation
  • Member, Midland Petroleum Club
  • Member, State Bar of Texas District 16 Grievance Committee, 1983-1985
  • Chairman, State Bar of Texas District 16 Grievance Committee, 1985-1987
  • Member, State Bar of Texas District 16 Admissions Committee, 1981
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Professional Ethics Committee, 1978

Past Employment:

  • Lynch, CHappell, Allday & Alsup, 1974-1991
  • The McCall Firm, 1991-2019