In 1992, Vince Murchison began his legal career with Jenkens & Gilchrist in Dallas where he practiced in the areas of upstream exploration and production and energy-related environmental law. During the next two decades Vince worked with some of the top firms in the profession, including Baker & McKenzie, Patton Boggs, and SNR Denton. In 2012, Vince decided to hang out his own shingle and open the Murchison Law Firm.
Vince’s environmental experience converged with the energy practice in the one-of-a-kind representation of Longhorn Pipeline. That 16-year representation involved asset due diligence, system acquisition, project development, permitting and authorizations, construction contracting, operational contracting, contract management, dispute resolution and, most importantly, navigating the most contentious and most thorough pipeline NEPA process of its time. Longhorn broke new ground in the realm of pipeline risk assessment, risk management and integrity management. READ MORE
Roina Baker, Of Counsel
Roina Baker began her legal career as a paralegal for a boutique commercial litigation firm in Dallas. Building on her years of legal experience and knowledge of the profession, she pursued a law degree and became a member of the inaugural class of UNT Dallas College of Law. During law school she became familiar with the work of Murchison Law and became intrigued by the legal issues and needs surrounding the pipeline industry.
Roina joined the firm in 2016 and now represents a wide range of pipeline clients, including owners and operators of hazardous liquids and gas pipeline facilities. Roina’s experience encompasses regulatory compliance counseling, operations, and pipeline-related environmental matters, and she represents clients with various regulatory concerns, including compliance, jurisdictional analyses, and defense of PHMSA enforcement matters. READ MORE
Haley O’Neill, Of Counsel
After graduating from the University of Missouri School of Law, Haley began her legal career with Andereck Evans LLC in Smithville, Missouri. She handled a large civil defense caseload where she sat as first-chair on multiple jury trials. Additionally, Haley served as outside general counsel for multiple Missouri electric cooperatives. In this role, Haley assisted with right-of-way acquisition, including eminent domain proceedings, and she worked several litigation matters for the cooperatives, including electric contact cases, collection cases, injunctions, trespass cases, and property damage cases.
After seven years with Andereck Evans, Haley moved in-house as senior counsel for Koch Industries. As in-house counsel, Haley had a focus on regulatory matters related to PHMSA and FERC, and provided overall business, commercial, and compliance advice and leadership to Koch. READ MORE
Lynn Broussard, Paralegal
Lynn Broussard began her legal career more than 30 years ago when the president of a top Dallas corporation asked her to take on a special assignment as its in-house paralegal for a complex litigation matter. When that lengthy federal case concluded, Lynn decided to pursue a new career in the law. During the next 11 years, Lynn worked for two highly-recognized law firms as a Senior Paralegal with a primary focus on oil and gas and large construction-related matters.
In 2000, Lynn launched her own consulting business, providing litigation support to a variety of clients around the nation involved in various domestic and international projects and legal cases. Over time, Lynn became recognized for her experience as a collector, organizer, manager, and analyzer of information and records for litigation and arbitration matters, including working with sensitive and highly confidential files and records. READ MORE
Kasey Ellrich, Law Clerk
Kasey Ellrich is a current student at Southern Methodist University where she is studying in the SMU Dedman School of Law and Cox School of Business to pursue a joint JD/ MBA. Kasey started working as a law clerk at Murchison Law Firm in January 2023.
Kasey graduated from Oklahoma State University in December 2020 summa cum laude with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Political Science. While at Oklahoma State, Kasey was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, a national honor society honoring the top 10% of undergraduate juniors studying business, and Phi Kappa Phi, a national honor society honoring the top 7.5% of undergraduate students. She developed a passion for oil and gas law after working at the Oklahoma State University Foundation, and she is developing a passion for pipelining! READ MORE