Michael's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, especially complex patent matters and trade secret cases. His cases have covered a variety of technologies, including smart phones, computers, software, telecommunications and secure computing. Representative clients have included DIRECTV, Sony, Samsung and Sprint.

Michael has an engineering degree and was a drilling engineer with ExxonMobil on international oil and gas wells before becoming an attorney. He also served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. His experience working in and with large companies enables him to better understand his client’s larger picture when it comes to any potential dispute, helping him to direct litigation activity to achieve the client’s overall objective in an efficient manner.

Michael’s pro bono work includes representing veterans in VA benefits claims as well as volunteering at pro bono clinics in Houston.


Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Hydraulic Fracturing, Petroleum (etc)’s Frac School, Houston, Texas, on June 14, 2016.