Mike's focus is on commercial litigation and construction law. He frequently represents clients in large, multi-party disputes in litigation and arbitration. Representative cases involved arenas and stadiums, the partition of ranch property, and the defense of a residential real estate developer. Mike negotiates and drafts contracts for clients in the construction industry, where his litigation experience provides insight on how to reduce his client's exposure to claims and disputes. Mike's married (he's known his wife since the fifth grade) and has three children.

Primary Areas of Practice

Business Litigation
Construction & Surety


Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, since 1988

Bar Admissions

Texas, 1973
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas


University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1973
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1970

Judicial Clerkship

U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas (Corpus Christi), Law Clerk, 1973-1975

Honors and Awards

Recognized as a leading Texas construction lawyer for 2012 and 2013 by Chambers USA