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As a partner in the Firm's Energy & Natural Resources group, Michael’s primary clients are major exploration and production (E&P) companies, pipeline companies, oil field services companies, and creditors/lenders in the oil and gas space. He also represents banks, financial institutions, and credit unions in disputes with debtors, co-creditors, and consumers. Cases for his banking clients arose from alleged fraudulent transfers, breaches of intercreditor agreements, promissory notes, and guaranties, and breaches of fiduciary duty.


  • Baylor University School of Law, J.D.
  • Texas Christian University, B.B.A., Accounting, cum laude

  • Texas

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
  • Texas State Court

  • Leadership Houston – Class XXXIV
  • United Way of Greater Houston—Young Leaders
  • TCU Neeley Alumni Executive Board – Co-chair of Houston Committee
  • Completed Board Leadership for the Arts training by Arts & Business Counsel of Greater Houston
  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • 1836 Fest – Co-founder
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Named to the "2020 On the Rise" - Texas Lawyer 2020
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Business Litigation, 2017-2020
  • Eagle Scout