Wesley P. McGuffey, Attorney

McGuffey Law, PLLC is the private law practice of Wesley P. McGuffey. Its mission is to provide legal representation that is aligned with truth, justice, and freedom–advising, assisting, and fighting for good.

Practice Areas:
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Appellate Law, Litigation

University of Houston Law Center, 2013
Houston Law Review, Senior Notes and Comments Editor
Moot Court Team Brief Writer
Best Appellate Brief in LRW Class

Texas, 2013
New Mexico, 2015 (currently inactive)

Dilution [Blending] Is Not the Solution to Pollution: Questionable Revisions to Long-Standing Radioactive Waste Policies, Houston Law Review 2012

Administrative Law: Mr. McGuffey’s experience in administrative law includes representation of clients in permitting matters and other matters before the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), contested case hearing representation at Railroad Commission of Texas, representation of clients in matters before Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), contested case hearing representation at State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH), Public Information Act (or Open Records) matters before Office of the Attorney General, medical licensing matters before Texas Medical Board, teacher certification matters before Texas Education Agency (TEA), and matters before the Texas General Land Office (GLO).  

Mr. McGuffey has performed work and gained favorable results for clients in many subject areas, some of which are: Oil and Gas Waste Disposal Permitting (such as saltwater disposal wells or SWD permits, stationary treatment facilities or STF permits, oil and gas landfill facility permits, pit permits (H-11 permits), reclamation permits (R9 permits), and landtreatment and landfarm permits), Municipal Solid Waste permits (MSW), Low-Level Radioactive Waste permits (LLRW), representing Groundwater Conservation Districts, and Contested Case Hearings and other types of proceedings related to permitted activities (representing applicants, nearby landowners, protestants, and associations in various cases).

Litigation:  Mr. McGuffey’s litigation experience includes lawsuits against government entities, environmental litigation, and oil and gas litigation.  Mr. McGuffey has resolved issues for oil & gas operators and mineral owners.  At his previous firm, he second chaired a successful three-week jury trial against a governmental entity for violations of the Open Meetings Act. 

Appellate Law:  Mr. McGuffey’s experience in Appellate matters includes administrative appeals of agency decisions, interlocutory appeals, and mandamus actions.  At his previous firm, he worked to successfully defend a mandamus action, and obtain prompt dismissal of a governmental entity’s interlocutory appeal on the eve of trial.

Legislative Experience:  Mr. McGuffey’s experience related to legislative issues includes reviewing statutory issues and development of drafting strategies to further client interests, drafting proposed legislation, and reviewing filed legislation for potential effects upon clients.

General Background:  For a number of years prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. McGuffey worked in the legal industry with a heavy emphasis on agency research, legal research, and persuasive writing. In 2013, he graduated from University of Houston Law Center and was licensed to practice law in Texas. He learned the ropes of law practice in the Austin-based law firm of Hance Scarborough, LLP, where he practiced from 2013 to 2020. With a variety of cases and a focus in administrative law matters, Mr. McGuffey’s experience spans all three branches of government—Executive (government agencies), Legislative (working with lawmakers), and Judicial (state civil trial and appellate courts).

Phone: 512-366-3763

Email: [email protected]

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