Texas Tech University

Russell McInturff, J.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice
Energy Commerce

Email: russell.mcinturff@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834.1727

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Room Number: NW 324

Education: J.D., Texas Tech University (1983); M.S., Webster University (1976); B.S., Texas A&M University (1973)

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Russell McInturff

About Russell



Thirty years active involvement in the oil and gas industry as landman and attorney.

Landman, independent and in-house at Exxon Corporation; Responsible for purchase and sale of mineral interests and state, federal and fee leases; negotiation of farmouts and exploration ventures, development of acquisition strategies and broker supervision.

Private practice attorney energy industry experience includes litigation; negotiating, drafting and implementing a broad range of  energy transactions including lease, purchase and sale, farmout, drilling, joint venture, unitization and operating agreements; extensive experience in title examination, title opinions and due diligence.


Instructor in the Department of Energy and Commerce, Rawls Business College, Texas Tech University

Instructor, TCU Energy Institute, Tandy Center for Executive Leadership, Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University

Adjunct professor, Midland College, three years. Courses taught: Business Law, Paralegal Studies, Real Estate Law and Contracts and Real Estate Finance.


Served six years as a U.S. Air Force pilot. Military and civilian aeronautical ratings include: single and multiengine land, instrument airplane, multiengine jet, commercial pilot and certified flight instructor; over 2,000 hours.


Director of Development for the Commemorative Air Force and American Airpower Heritage Museum, six years. Supervised fundraising, grant writing and marketing staff and chaired the foundation board of directors.



UMC Foundation Board Member and Life Fellow, State Bar of Texas Foundation