Michael Colvin

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Michael Colvin Attorney


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Mike is a focused and energetic trial attorney whose extensive range of experience in litigation and defense matters includes trucking and transportation, products liability, premises liability, real estate litigation, medical malpractice, commercial business litigation, insurance bad faith defense, toxic tort and environmental litigation, oil and gas, wind energy, and nonprofit formation. In addition to his law firm experience, Mike served as national trial counsel for multiple Fortune 500 companies as well as an officer of a Fortune 500 company providing counsel and litigating real estate matters in state and federal courts in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Services

  • Litigation

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Oklahoma State University, B.S., 1986

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 1994
  • State Bar of Oklahoma, 2001
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western District Courts of Texas
  • U.S. District Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western District Courts of Texas
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Western and Eastern District Courts of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Western and Eastern District Courts of Oklahoma
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Distinctions & Certifications

State Bar of Texas

  • Member of State Bar College: Top 6% of licensed attorneys
  • Nominated and voted Super Lawyer by Peers

Representative Experience

  • Formed the 103(c) Non-Profit Corporation: North American Youth Scrabble Association
  • Negotiated, formed, structured and oversaw the expansion of Fortune 500 company into multi-state venues
  • Conducted collaborative meetings in the restaurant and trucking industries and advised clients as to issues involving the Sherman Anti-Trust Act and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
  • Tried more than 50 cases in state and federal courts in Texas and Oklahoma and is licensed in both states.

Professional Activities

State Bar of Texas

  • Accredited provider of continuing education programs

State Bar of Oklahoma

  • Environmental and Natural Resources, Section Member
  • Litigation, Section Member

National Business Institute

  • Approved lecturer for broadcast of nationwide continuing education courses focused on mitigation of damages and litigation avoidance

Publications & Speeches

  • Mike has led numerous seminars and educational clinics for clients on dispute and litigation prevention, mitigation of damages, and reduction of risk exposure.
  • Researched and authored: Confessions of a Multi-State Licensed Lawyer, published in nationwide trade magazine
  • Research, authored and presented:
  1. An Overview of Contractual and Extra-Contractual Law in Texas
  2. The Dynamics of Contract Negotiation: A Study of Power
  3. The Personal Liability Automobile Policy: Clause by Clause
  4. Bad Faith Litigation in Texas
  5. Sufficiency of the Evidence on Civil Appeal
  6. Spoliation Issues in Trucking Cases: A 50-State Guide
  7. Ethics in Negotiations: Breaking the Bad

Community Involvement

Mike is an avid ice hockey player, has served as a coach and mentor to area youth hockey players, and is a blessed husband and father of three boys.