We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved friend, partner, and Firm namesake, Lloyd P. Lochridge, Jr. As any of his colleagues will attest, Mr. Lochridge was a true leader with a heart of service, and passion for his career. Mr. Lochridge leaves behind a significant legacy of leadership, dedication, professionalism, and service.
Born in 1918, Mr. Lochridge graduated with honors from Princeton and earned his J.D. in 1941 from Harvard Law School. After graduation, he served in the navy during World War II, ultimately leaving active duty as a Lieutenant Commander and beginning his career in law.
At our firm, Mr. Lochridge was a friend and mentor to many. He was an outstanding role model, and a shining example of professionalism and advocacy for clients. In May of 2017, Mr. Lochridge and his late son, Patton “Pat” Lochridge, were both inducted as Texas Legal Legends by the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section. Even after his 100th birthday, when most people would have long since retired, Mr. Lochridge could be found in the office most weekdays, dressed neatly in a suit and tie, working on his tasks for the day.
Mr. Lochridge left a great impact on our firm and the legal industry as a whole. Mr. Lochridge served as President of the State Bar of Texas, served on numerous bar committees, and was a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. Mr. Lochridge was also an active leader in the American Bar Association, and a member of the executive council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents.
Mr. Lochridge was a voracious advocate for pro bono work, both by devoting hundreds of hours per year to pro bono clients, and by encouraging service by other attorneys at McGinnis Lochridge. For years, he coordinated the firm’s involvement in Volunteer Legal Services in Austin. In addition to his pro bono work, Mr. Lochridge served the community through numerous local organizations and charities, including the Austin Opera, Symphony Board, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts of America, Austin Community Foundation, English Speaking Union, American Inns of Court, and the Church of the Good Shepherd.
Mr. Lochridge and his late wife Frances, the love of his life, were blessed with six children, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. The passing of Mr. Lochridge marks the end of an era, not only for McGinnis Lochridge, but for the Texas Bar as a whole. We mourn with Mr. Lochridge’s family as we celebrate the life of their beloved father, grandfather, and great grandfather.
Mr. Lochridge's obituary can be found here.
Mr. Lochridge's funeral service will be held Friday, April 23 at 2:30pm. The service can be watched via livestream using this link. Please note, a different service is being livestreamed Thursday, so if you check the link ahead of Friday, you will see information for a different service.