Archives: Attorneys


Maggie Robertson

Margaret “Maggie” Robertson is an attorney in The Lanier Law Firm’s Oklahoma City Office and practices in the area of complex commercial litigation matters, particularly those involving the energy industry. Prior to joining The Lanier Law Firm, Maggie worked as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 energy company in Oklahoma City, where she focused on the midstream and marketing aspects of the oil and gas industry. This position provided Maggie with valuable industry experience which she now uses to advocate for her clients.

Maggie is a native Kansan and received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, both in History, from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.  She then received her law degree from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas, where she earned a Certificate in Tax Law and graduated with Dean’s Honors.

Maggie is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, the Oklahoma Bar Association, and the Oklahoma City Bar Association. She is admitted to practice law in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Maggie enjoys traveling with her friends, running marathons, and cheering on KSU.

Skip McBride

Ralph (Skip) McBride serves as Of Counsel for The Lanier Law Firm out of the Houston office.  Mr. McBride began representing banks, energy companies and insurance companies in commercial and contract disputes more than 40 years ago, upon joining his former firm, Bracewell, LLP. During his tenure in the legal industry, he helped develop the firm’s insurance, contingency fee and banking litigation practices. He has long-term experience in representing financial institutions, inventors, energy companies, individuals, investors, and service companies.

As a member of The Lanier Law Firm team, Mr. McBride continues to represent commercial clients and individuals in real estate disputes, products liability lawsuits, oil and gas disputes, personal injury cases, construction contracts, trusts and probate matters and securities litigation.

Mr. McBride is admitted to practice in Texas and Arkansas. As well, he is admitted before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits; U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. Supreme Court; and U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. McBride serves on the Audit Committee of the Memorial Hermann Health Care System, the Board of Trustees of Houston Baptist University, the Board of Trustees of Camp Eagle and the Board of Trustees of The College of Biblical Studies.

Outside of the practice of law, Mr. McBride currently serves or has served on the boards of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Pride International, Inc., The Good Samaritan Foundation, the Memorial Hermann Foundation, Fannin Bank, SunBelt National Bank, and Camp Eagle.  Further he serves as a Director of Health Professionals Insurance Company, LTD (HePIC) (Offshore Insurance Company.

Mr. McBride received undergraduate and Masters degrees at Baylor University and then graduated cum laude from the Baylor University School of Law.  He is a member of The State Bar of Texas, Baylor University Law Review Association, Texas Bar Foundation.  He is recognized as a Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation, and a Fellow of the Houston Bar Association.  He has also been honored by Thompson Reuters on the list of Texas Super Lawyers.

Mr. McBride is married to Lucy and they have two daughters and sons-in-law and six grandchildren.


Mildred Conroy

Mildred Conroy joined the Lanier Law Firm’s New York office as an associate in 2018 and practices in the areas of toxic torts, pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts and product liability.

Ms. Conroy proudly fights for injured clients and their families who have been harmed by defective products and corporate negligence. Prior to joining the Lanier Law Firm, Ms. Conroy was a legal assistant with the Madison County District Attorney’s Office, where she worked primarily in the felony division.

Ms. Conroy is from Massachusetts and received her Bachelor of Arts in History from Washington College in Chestertown, MD. She then went on to attend Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol Rhode Island, where she focused on Maritime law.

Ms. Conroy is a member of the American Association for Justice, American Bar Association and the Missouri Bar Association.

When she is not passionately advocating for her clients, Ms. Conroy enjoys competitive sailboat racing, skiing and spending time with her family.

Harvey Brown

Harvey Brown joined The Lanier Law Firm in 2019 as a member of the Issues and Appeals practice group, following distinguished service as a District Judge in Harris County and as a Justice on the First Court of Appeals for the State of Texas. While on the appellate court, Judge Brown also served on the Texas state multidistrict litigation panel.

Judge Brown served on the First Court of Appeals bench from 2010-2018. During his tenure, he was named Appellate Judge of the Year by the Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists and Mentor of the Year by the Houston Young Lawyers Association and the Texas Young Lawyers Association. He authored more than1,000 opinions on the court.

Judge Brown previously presided over the 152nd District Court in Harris County for more than six years, heard more than 150 jury trials and 200 bench trials, and served as the chair of a panel that administered the diet drug product liability litigation in Harris County.

Before his judicial service he was in private practice for more than 20 years, handling both trials and appeals. He was also appointed as a special master in a case and also frequently retained as an arbitrator and mediator.

Judge Brown is board certified in Personal Injury Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the American Law Institute, the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee, the Texas State Bar College, the Texas Center for Legal Ethics, the Garland Walker American Inn of Court, and the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists. Judge Brown is also a life member of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Houston Bar Foundation.

A native Texan, Judge Brown attended high school in Houston and received his undergraduate degree from The University of Texas, graduating with high honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Judge Brown earned his law degree from The University of Texas, with honors, and was a member of the Texas Law Review and the Order of Coif. He is also an award-winning author, having authored six law review articles.


Shannon Tully

Shannon Tully is an associate at The Lanier Law Firm New York office, where she practices in the areas of Asbestos Exposure and Mesotheliomapharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, and product liability.

Ms. Tully is highly dedicated litigator who’s focus has always been advocating on behalf of her clients.  She has represented, unflinching resolve, numerous individuals suffering from asbestos-induced diseases, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer caused by exposure to various asbestos-containing products, including talcum powder products.

Ms. Tully was born and raised in Monmouth County, New Jersey, and received her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a Minor in Politics from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania.

Her path is quite unique as she joined The Lanier Law Firm in 2012, as a paralegal.  She worked full-time, for the firm, while attending law school, part-time, in the evening.  In 2017, she earned her degree from Rutgers Law School in Newark, New Jersey, where she also served as the Associate Editor of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal.

Ms. Tully is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and New Jersey. She is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

When she is not passionately advocating for her clients, Ms. Tully enjoys training for marathons, cheering for the New York Yankees, and spending time with her friends and family.