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About Michael

Michael Kuhn is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Civil Trial Law, and his appearances include state and federal trials and appeals. In addition to civil matters, Michael has experience with internal investigations for public and closely held companies including an assortment of corporate compliance and Sox issues, project cost overruns, whistleblower, employee theft and kickback schemes. The criminal and pro bono matters he has pursued on behalf of clients include antitrust, bid rigging, capital murder habeas corpus proceedings, prisoner rights and abuse, theft, homicide and assault.

Today, Michael serves as a mediator and arbitrator in civil litigation and offers independent consulting services to other law firms and firm clients in areas of practice relating to compliance, risk management and loss prevention. For more than 20 years Michael served as Bracewell's general counsel with responsibilities for risk management, loss prevention, legal ethics and compliance programs.


Recent Notable Matters

Insurance companies — first-party insurance defense involving coverage issues

Public school districts — defense of claims relating to employment practices and statutory and constitutional violations

Municipalities — defense of excessive force claims

Energy companies — take-or-pay litigation, pricing and regulatory matters; corporate compliance & Sox investigations

Law firms — matters relating to professional liability

Manufacturing companies — product distribution; dealer relationships & termination

Franchise companies — dealer termination; breach of contract



University of Houston Law Center,
The University of Texas at Austin,
Bachelor of Arts
with honors

Bar Admissions

New York


Board Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association
Texas Mediator Credentialing Association
Association of Attorney-Mediators




Woodward/White, Inc.
Best Lawyers
Commercial Litigation, 2013 - 2018
Harris County, Texas
Assistant District Attorney, 1976 - 1979
United States a Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Law Clerk, 1975 - 1976
University of Houston Law Center
Houston Law Review


Past Events

11th Annual TMCA Symposium

October 17, 2015

AAM CLE Seminar

San Antonio
September 18, 2015