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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, and creditors/lenders in the energy space. He also represents banks, financial institutions, and lenders in disputes with debtors and co-creditors. 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
  • TCU Neeley Alumni Executive Board – Co-chair of Houston Committee
  • 1836 Fest – Co-founder
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

Récompenses et distinctions

  • Named to the "2020 On the Rise" - Texas Lawyer 2020
  • Selected to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Business Litigation, 2017-2021
  • Eagle Scout

Reported Decisions

  • BP Energy Co. v. Glob. Health Tech. Grp., LLC, No. H-19-3243, 2020 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 185840 (S.D. Tex. Oct. 7, 2020). 
  • Anthony v. GE Capital Retail Bank, 321 F. Supp. 3d 469 (S.D.N.Y. 2017).