In 1982, Brian Sullivan and Mike McElroy founded their law firm, now called McElroy, Sullivan, Miller, Weber & Olmstead L.L.P. The law firm is celebrating its 35rd Anniversary this year.
Brian Sullivan graduated with honors in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1976, and subsequently graduated from the University of Texas Law School. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1979. Brian is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, and Board Certified in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law.
Prior to entering private practice, Brian was a Legal and Technical Examiner in the Oil and Gas Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas, Staff Counsel to Commissioner Buddy Temple, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, a consulting engineer with Max F. Powell, P.E., and a production engineer with Amoco Production Company. Brian was appointed by Governor Bush to the Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, and he is Past-Chair of the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Council of the State Bar of Texas. Brian is a past Chairman of the Visiting Committee of the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department of the University of Texas. Brian is currently a grader for the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Certification Examination. He has served as a Trustee at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, as a Trustee at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas and as an Elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Brian has been recognized by Texas Lawyer magazine as one of five “GoTo” lawyers for Energy Law and as a Texas Monthly “Super Lawyer” for every year from 2007 to date.
Brian has been married for more than thirty years to his law school classmate, Cynthia Marshall Sullivan. They have three children, two sons-in-law, a granddaughter and a grandson.