After serving as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, Lloyd Lochridge began his law practice in Mission, Texas, working with clients in McAllen and across the Rio Grande Valley. In September of 1959, he became a partner in McGinnis Lochridge’s predecessor firm and has been with the firm ever since. His mentorship, leadership and integrity serve as a guiding light to everyone at McGinnis Lochridge today.
Over the years, Lloyd has had a wide and varied practice including the problems, trials and appeals that arise in farm, ranch, rural and tourist areas, as well as those of a more populous and capital city area. He has vast experience in litigation on both sides of the docket and in corporate practice.
Lloyd has always been extremely active in promoting the ethical practice of law at the local, state and national level. He has held a number of highly demanding bar association leadership positions and committee memberships, and is a Life Fellow of both the Texas and American Bar Foundations. In February 2001, he received The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation Fifty-Year Award, which is “presented to a lawyer who, during more than fifty years of active practice of law, has adhered to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession and of service to the public.”
Lloyd helped form Central Texas’ first American Inn of Court, and was the recipient of the 2000 American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Fifth Circuit. This award honors “a lawyer whose life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity coupled with ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession.” In 2010, the region’s second Inn of Court was formed and named in honor of Lloyd Lochridge.
For Lloyd, pro bono work and community service are part of a lawyer’s duty, as well as a personal joy. He continues to serve the profession through his practice and example, his activities in the bar, and his dedication to professionalism and to justice for all members of our society.
Lloyd has been listed in Best Lawyers©, Administrative & Regulatory Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Corporate Law since 1983. He has also been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters service, (2003, 2005).