Ty has represented a broad range of clients with legal and policy needs in environmental law and governmental relations related to groundwater, water and sewer utility service, surface water, water resource planning, and other environmental matters.

Before joining Lloyd Gosselink in 2003, Ty served as General Counsel and led the staffs of several legislative offices and committees at the Texas Legislature. Ty served as General Counsel for the Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee, the Texas Water Advisory Council and the Joint Senate-House Committee on Water Resources as well as lead staff member for the Oil-Field Cleanup Fund Advisory Committee. Ty also was the General Counsel for State Senator Buster Brown and a Legislative Aide for State Representative Beverly Wooley.

Practice Areas
Education
  • J.D., Baylor Law School (1998)
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin (1994)

Professional Licenses
  • Admitted to College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to State Bar of Texas

Representative Experience
  • Provides general counsel, regulatory compliance, and additional legal services for numerous entities, including groundwater conservation districts, water supply corporations, and investor-owned utilities
  • Counsel clients, such as landowners and real estate developers, on water and sewer utility service matters
  • Works with trade associations and municipalities to represent their interests before the Texas Legislature and state agencies, such as the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Railroad Commission of Texas, and Texas Water Development Board

Publications & Presentations
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
    o Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section
    o Legislative and Campaign Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Environmental, Natural Resources, and Water Law Section
  • Texas Water Conservation Association
  • Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts
  • Water Environment Association of Texas
  • Texas Rural Water Association


Ty is an avid sports fan who attends numerous college and high school sporting events each year. Ty enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, traveling, and reading, particularly books focused on history and biographies.