Mr. Shelby McCue comes to our law firm from Exxon Mobil Corporation, where he spent 29 years working in the upstream oil and gas business as a Petroleum Negotiator and Land Advisor. As an International Petroleum Negotiator, he closed multi-million dollar transactions in Australia, the North Sea, and France. He has extensive experience in contract negotiations requiring expertise in asset sales, stock sales, Purchase and Sale Agreements.  He is experienced in all areas of complex indemnification agreements.  Mr. McCue spent his last 3 years with an ExxonMobil subsidiary in Papua New Guinea, ensuring corporate compliance with International Finance Corporation standards relating to project financing.
Mr. McCue brings to our clients the ability to achieve your business objectives in an efficient and timely manner. His knowledge and skills in areas of negotiation, contracts, and commercial transactions will ensure that our clients will receive quality legal representation, leading to the achievement of quality outcomes.  Mr. Shelby McCue is Of Counsel to our firm.

Ares of Practice

  • Business Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial transactions requiring complex regulatory or business negotiations and due diligence
  • Commercial real estate leases for small businesses
  • Contract Disputes
  • Commercial litigation
  • Wills, Trusts, Probate
  • Personal Injury
  • Oil and gas matters
  • Family law
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions and Professional Development

  • State Bar of Texas 1979
  • Western District of Texas 1979
  • Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law Section
  • El Paso Bar Association


  • Juris Doctor Texas Tech School of Law 1978
  • BA Political Science, University of Texas at El Paso 1975
  • Ysleta High School 1971

Lectures, Presentations, Designations, and Awards

  • Board of Barristers Texas Tech Law School
  • Certificate Harvard Law Negotiation Seminar
  • Lecturer Energy Law Series, Texas Tech Law School  (Project Financing-Equator Principles and IFC Performance Standards)