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Michael is a partner in the firm’s Labor and Employment Group. Michael is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He represents employers in a wide array of workplace disputes, ranging from high-stakes non-compete and misappropriation litigation to complex wage-and-hour, discrimination, retaliation, and similar employment-related claims. He is a talented litigator who delivers consistently exceptional results for clients in the energy, manufacturing, industrial, hospitality, shipping, and health care sectors.


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, 2009, J.D., magna cum laude, Roy L Steinheimer, Jr. Commercial Law Award for Excellence in Commercial Law
  • University of Texas at Austin, 2004, B.A.

  • Texas

  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth 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

  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy Training: Civil Trial Advocacy; Deposition Skills
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Toys for Tots: Volunteer
  • Young Professionals for the Houston Zoo (Flock)

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Employment Litigation: Defense, 2016-2021
  • Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2015)