- The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2000, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Delta Theta Pi
Ohio State Law Journal, associate editor, 1998-2000
- The Ohio State University, B.A., 1997, summa cum laude
Bar & Court Admissions
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
Tim is a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation group.
Tim's practice focuses primarily on oil and gas litigation and commercial litigation. His practice takes him throughout the state and federal trial courts in Ohio, the Ohio courts of appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
In his oil and gas work, Tim’s experience includes representing both large, horizontal produces and traditional small conventional operators. He has represented clients in a wide range of disputes including landowner lease disputes, royalty claims, and business-versus-business disputes, and has been involved in a range of disputes from single-plaintiff actions to multi-defendant class actions. In addition to his trial work in the state and federal courts, Tim has appeared before the courts of appeals in Ohio and the Sixth Circuit, and regularly participates in actions before the Ohio Supreme Court. Tim also has extensive experience defending oil and gas clients in regulatory proceedings, including before the Ohio Oil and Gas Commission and Reclamation Commission.
Tim’s commercial litigation work focuses on contract disputes and antitrust matters. He has participated in actions in a number of industries, including manufacturing and banking.
Tim is a member of the American, Ohio State, and Columbus Bar associations. He is also a member of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) and the Ohio Oil & Gas Association (OOGA). He attended the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s 2011 Short Course on Oil & Gas Law.
Tim received his J.D. summa cum laude from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, where he was a member of Delta Theta Pi and the Order of the Coif. In addition, he served as the associate editor of the Ohio State Law Journal. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from The Ohio State University.
Tim is a graduate of the Leadership Columbus Class of 2014. He was also a founding member of Fifty 4 Fifty, a grassroots volunteer group benefiting the United Schools Network.
Honors & Awards
- Columbus CEO, Top Lawyers in Columbus, 2015-2016
- Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2007, 2010-2015
- 4/25/2016Timothy McGranor, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigationgroup, was quoted in an American Oil & Gas Reporter story titled “Shale Plays Rewriting Ohio Law Books.”
- 12/3/2014Vorys is pleased to announce that 74 attorneys from the firm have been named 2015 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- 12/4/2013Eighty-one attorneys from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP have been named 2014 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. 57 Vorys attorneys were named 2014 Ohio Super Lawyer and 24 Vorys attorneys were named 2014 Ohio Rising Stars.
- 1/2/2013Vorys announced that Matthew E. Albers, Tiffany Bingham Briscoe, Daniel J. Clark, Whitney C. Gibson, Robert J. Krummen, Christina M. Lyons, Joseph B. Mann, Timothy B. McGranor, Adam L. Miller, Ariel A. Mullin, William H. Oldach, III, Nicholas M.J. Ray, and Michael J. Settineri have been named partners of the firm.
- 12/17/2012Seventy-Seven attorneys from Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease have been named 2013 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- 3/17/2016Vorys Partner Tim McGranor was a speaker at the 2016 OOGA Winter Meeting on March 17, 2016.
- 2/18/2016Vorys Partner Tim McGranor was a moderator at the 67th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference hosted by the Institute for Energy Law on February 18, 2016.
- 5/14/2015Vorys attorneys Ryan Elliott, Tom Fusonie, Pete Lusenhop and Tim McGranor were speakers at the Shale Drilling Disputes and Litigation Seminar on May, 14 2015, hosted by HalfMoon Education.
- 11/21/2013Vorys attorneys Greg Russell, Mike Settineri, Kristin Watt, Tim McGranor and Jon Airey presented at the Northern Appalachian Landman’s Association Seminar on November 21.
- 2/6/2019Oil and Gas Alert: Sixth Circuit Affirms Constitutionality of Ohio’s Statutory Unitization ProceduresOn February 4, 2019, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court decision upholding the constitutionality of Ohio’s statutory unitization procedures.
- 1/4/2018Oil and Gas Alert: Supreme Court of Ohio Rejects Implied Covenant to Explore Further in Oil and Gas LeasesIn a January 3, 2018 decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio held that Ohio does not recognize an implied covenant to explore further as a distinct implied covenant in oil and gas leases.
- 1/25/2016Only one month after oral argument, the Supreme Court of Ohio has issued its decision in the consolidated cases of Hupp v. Beck Energy Corporation (renamed on appeal as Hustack v. Beck Energy Corporation) and Claugus Family Farm L.P. v. Seventh District Court of Appeals, affirming the holding of the Seventh District Court of Appeals that the leases at issue were not perpetual and thus void as against public policy.
- 8/21/2015Oil and Gas Alert: Supreme Court of Kentucky Adopts 'At The Well' Rule For Post-Production Costs; Producers Solely Responsible for Severance Tax PaymentsIn companion decisions released on August 20, 2015, the Supreme Court of Kentucky confirmed that Kentucky follows the “at the well” rule with respect to post-production costs, but held that the payment of severance taxes must be borne solely by the producer.
- 1/5/2015Oil and Gas Alert: Supreme Court Holds That Evidence of Amount in Controversy Not Required to Remove Class Action to Federal CourtOn December 15, 2014, the United States Supreme Court decided that a party seeking to remove a class action to federal court need not include evidence of the amount in controversy as part of its petition for removal. Instead, the party seeking removal need only plausibly state that the amount at stake exceeds $5 million. The case is Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. LLC v. Owens, 574 U.S. ---, 2014 U.S. LEXIS 8435 (2014).
- 4/11/2014In Walker v. Noon, the Seventh District Court of Appeals recently addressed two issues concerning the 1989 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act (DMA). In Walker, the Court of appeals held: (1) for the purposes of the DMA, a severed mineral interest was not the “subject of” a title transaction that conveyed the surface with a restatement of a prior mineral reservation; (2) the 1989 version of the DMA automatically vested a surface owner with a severed mineral interest where no savings events occurred within the statute’s look-back period, and that such vesting was not disturbed by the amendment of the DMA in 2006.
- 3/6/2014Two appellate cases were recently decided by the Seventh District Court of Appeals enforcing arbitration clauses within oil and gas leases. There are two major questions Ohio courts must answer when they evaluate arbitration clauses and their applicability to disputes involving parties to an oil and gas lease.
- 8/2013Our August issue of the Vorys Shale Report provides an overview of a recent court decision that enforces a change-in-ownership provision contained in an oil and gas lease. The newsletter also provides a report on activity in the Utica and Point Pleasant Shales.