Brockett & McNeel LLP

Brockett & McNeel LLP

Midland, Texas Family Law and Litigation Attorneys Fight for the Rights of their Clients

Firm Overview

Representing individuals throughout Texas in county, state, and federal court
If you are dealing with a painful family issue or with a complex legal case that is going to trial, you need an experienced law firm by your side to fight for your rights. At the Midland, Texas law office of Brockett & McNeel LLP, we offer fully qualified legal services in the areas of family law, civil litigation and criminal litigation. These are issues that will undoubtedly have an effect on the rest of your life, and at Brockett & McNeel LLP, we can successfully handle your case to get you the results you deserve.

Continuing a tradition of excellence
When you come to Brockett & McNeel LLP, you will always receive the benefit of our:
-Acclaimed Legal Service - Over the years, many of our attorneys have gained recognition from the legal industry, such as being AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available, for legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards; or being BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for legal abilities and adherence to ethical standards.
-Personalized service - At Brockett & McNeel LLP, we are proud to offer outstanding communication with our clients. This helps us process all of the important details of your case, which enhances your odds of a successful outcome.
-An extended legal family - With 13 attorneys working at our office, you are sure to be represented by a lawyer who is familiar with what your case needs. This variety of attorneys creates a firm with experienced minds in various areas of the law.

Handling a wide range of legal issues
At Brockett & McNeel LLP, we can represent you in the areas of:
-Family law - It's never easy dealing with a family law issue, such as divorce or a child custody case. But with the help of our experienced attorneys, you can rest assured that your situation will be handled by someone with the best interests of you and your family in mind.
-Civil litigation - If you are dealing with a civil litigation case, we have the experience and proper courtroom demeanor to ensure that you get the justice you need.
-Criminal litigation - When you are charged with a crime, the attorneys at Brockett & McNeel LLP have extensive criminal litigation experience to ensure that your day in court is fair and just.
Main Office
Main Office
24 Smith Road, Suite 400
Midland  TX  79705
Phone
  • 432-686-7743
Websites
Family
Texas Family Law
Full-service family law firm in Midland
Whether you are anticipating the joys of adoption or experiencing the frustrations of marital conflict, Brockett & McNeel LLP can help. We proudly serve families in Midland and throughout the state of Texas, and our family law attorneys provide legal services in all areas of family law:
-Adoption
-Alimony
-Child custody and visitation
-Child support
-Child support modification and enforcement
-Divorce
-Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
-Mediation
-Pre- and post-nuptial agreements

Adoption
We help families with all aspects of international and domestic adoptions. Our attorneys handle the legalities of your adoption so that you can concentrate on your new family.

Alimony
Divorce should not lead to financial crises. We help you establish an equitable amount of spousal support.

Child custody and visitation
Our divorce attorneys protect your parental rights to raise your children in an appropriate and supportive home.

Child support
We can ensure that you receive or pay an equitable amount of the financial support required to raise your children in a healthy, happy environment.

Child support modification and enforcement
Child support payments do not change unless the court modifies the child support order. If either the custodial or noncustodial parent experiences a significant change in circumstances, our attorneys can guide you through the proper legal procedures to modify your child support payments accordingly.

Divorce
Through mediation or litigation, we can help you gain the most-equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of marital home, child support payments and child custody rights.

Juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings
We are skilled at maneuvering through the complex laws of Texas to protect your parental rights from the interference of government authorities.

Mediation
Mediation puts the decisions in your hands. It can often provide more expedient, more predictable results than a trial can. The skilled negotiators at Brockett & McNeel LLP can help you obtain the most equitable divorce settlement.

Pre- and post-nuptial agreements
We expect the unexpected. We draft premarital agreements that protect both spouses' interests and which can alleviate some of the stress if you ever divorce.

Ryan J. McNeel

Admitted to the bar, 2001, Texas; also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.S., with distinction, 1998); legal education Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University (J.D., cum laude, 2001). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Honor Society: Phi Beta Kappa. Member Midland County Bar Association (President 2011-); State Bar of Texas; Midland County Young Lawyers Association. Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation.
Education
  • legal education Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University
    Juris Doctorate

C.H. "Hal" Brockett, Jr.

Admitted to the bar, 1978, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas. Preparatory Education, Texas Tech University (B.B.A., 1975); legal education, Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1978). Fraternity:Delta Theta Phi. Member: Midland County Bar Association (Vice-President, 1990; President, 1992-93); State Bar of Texas (Committees: Alternate Resolutions, 1990; Chairman, District Grievance, 2010-11); Midland Young Lawyers Association (Vice-President, 1980-1981; President, 1983-84); Texas Young Lawyers Association (Director, 1981-83). Fellow: Texas Bar Foundation.
Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Walter A. "Gus" Locker, III

Admitted to the bar, 1975, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas. Preparatory education, Rice University (B.A., 1972); legal education, Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D., 1975). Member: Midland County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas.
Education
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Nickolas Todaro, Jr.

Admitted to the bar, 1996, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, University of Texas at Austin (B.A., Government, 1993); legal education, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University (J.D., 1996), Assistant District Attorney, Midland County, Texas, 2000-02. Member. Midland County Bar Association (Treasurer, 2000); State Bar of Texas.
Education
  • Southern Methodist University
    Juris Doctorate

Jason B. Hamm

Jason B. Hamm practices trial and appellate law. He joined Brockett & McNeel, LLP in August 2008, immediately following his graduation from law school.

Jason has experience in state courts in Texas and New Mexico, as well as in federal courts. Jason is involved in the firm's representation of clients ranging from individual persons to both privately and publicly held companies of all sizes. His spectrum of experience encompasses representation before the court of appeals, on one end, to representation in the justice of the peace courts on the other end.

Since joining Brockett & McNeel, LLP, Jason has played important roles representing clients, as both the plaintiff and defendant, in numerous complex litigation disputes, including lawsuits relating to contracts, fiduciary duties, business torts, partnership relationships, real property, conversion, construction and contractors, products liability, oil and gas leases and drilling issues, livestock breeding, employment relationships, collections, environmental torts, and suits with municipalities, as well as serious personal injury and death cases. Jason has experience with all aspects of the litigation process, both state and federal, from the initial pleadings through trial, including discovery, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, obtaining and defending against injunctive relief, defending and deposing key witnesses in depositions and at trial, and drafting appellate briefs. Jason has also represented companies and individuals in various transactional matters, ranging from entity formation to asset purchase agreements and buy-outs to real estate transactions, as well as he has experience in estate planning.

Jason is actively involved in the Midland community where he is a frequent provider of pro bono services to those less fortunate, and he served for several years as an officer in both the Midland County Bar Association and the Midland County Young Lawyers Association. Jason graduated from Fort Stockton High School (Fort Stockton, Texas) and was a football letterman at the University of Texas. Jason is married to Mindy, and they have a son, Braden (3 years), and a daughter, Delaney (1 year).

Bar Admissions:

Texas, 2008
New Mexico, pending

Education:

Texas Tech University School of Law (Lubbock, Texas)
J.D., 2008

The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas)
B.S., 2004
Major: Sport Management

Professional Associations and Memberships:

State Bar of Texas
Texas Bar Foundation
Midland County Bar Association
Midland County Young Lawyers Association
Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Beth Hill

Admitted to the bar, 2012, Texas. Preparatory education, Texas Tech University (B.S., 2009); legal education, Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., 2012). Member: Midland County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Midland County Young Lawyers Association.
Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Richard D. Davis

Admitted to the bar, 1978, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, Texas Tech University (B.A., 1973); legal education, Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., 1977). Member: Midland County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas.
Education
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

David W. Lindemood

Admitted to the bar, 1979, Oklahoma; 1980, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Western District Court of Texas. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., 1973); legal education, University of Tulsa College of Law (J.D., 1979). Member: State Bar of Texas; Oklahoma Bar Association.
Education
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Jennifer E. McNeel

Admitted to the bar, 2001, Texas. Preparatory education, Texas Tech University (B.A., 1998); legal education, Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University (J.D., 2001). Member: Midland County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Midland County Young Lawyers Association.
Education
  • Southern Methodist University
    Juris Doctorate

Brad Miller

Admitted to the bar, 1985, Texas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern and Western Districts of Texas. Preparatory education, University of Oklahoma (B.A., 1974); legal education, University of Oklahoma College of Law (J.D., 1984). Member: Midland County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas.
Education
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Robert L. Stevens

Admitted to the bar, 1979, Texas. Preparatory education, Southern Illinois University (B.A., 1968); Garden Gate University (M.A., 1976); legal education, Baylor Law School (J.D., 1978). Fraternity: Phi Delta Kappa. Member: Midland County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas.
Education
  • Baylor Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Bill Turner

born in Houston, Texas; admitted to bar, 1978, Texas. Preparatory education, Texas Tech University B.B.A., 1975); legal education, Texas Tech University School of Law (J.D., 1978). Selected, Top Notch Lawyer in the Go-to-Guide, Texas Lawyer Magazine 2003. Recipient, Prosecutor of the Year Award, State Bar of Texas, 2004. Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Tarrant County, Texas, 1978-80. Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Brazos County, Texas, 1980-83. District Attorney, Brazos County, Texas, 1983-2012. Attorney General's Selection Committee, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, 1988-89. Project Director, Brazos Valley Narcotics Trafficking Task Force, 1989-95. Board of Disciplinary Appeals, Supreme Court of Texas, 1996-2002. Attorney General's Advisory Council, Crime Victims Institute, 1999-2002. Judicial Advisory Council, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Community Justice Assistance Division, 2007-12. Member: State Bar of Texas (Chair, Criminal Law Section, 2011; Evidence Rewrite Committee, 2013); Texas District & County Attorneys Association.
Education
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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