Overview

Mike Seely is a trial lawyer focusing on the following areas:

  • Oil and gas litigation
  • Commercial transactions
  • Banking litigation
  • Insurance
  • Personal injury defense
  • Real estate litigation
  • Professional malpractice

Representing chiefly Texas energy enterprises, including oilfield service companies, drilling companies and operators of oil and gas wells, Mike handles breach of contract, trespass to try title, joint operating agreement disputes, wrongful death and personal injury claims.

Mike also represents banks on various litigation matters in both state and federal court, including high-end collection work and recovery of collateral under the Uniform Commercial Code.

In addition, he represents insurance agents, professional land surveyors, engineers, metallurgist inspectors and title companies in professional malpractice cases. Clients hire Mike as their litigation lawyer because his diligence ensures that there are no surprises, from a cost and budget standpoint to the potential risks and outcomes.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Adjunct Professor, South Texas College of Law (2008-2012)
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized, Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, as published in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine 
    • Business Litigation (2013-2018)

Education

  • J.D., South Texas College of Law, (2007), cum laude
    • Member, South Texas Law Review (2006-2007)
    • Member, Order of the Lytae
    • Member, Order of Barristers
    • Recipient, Dean's Outstanding Student Advocate Award
    • Recipient, NITA Tournament of Champions - Best Advocate (2006)
    • Recognized, Dean’s List
  • M.L.E.R.E., Texas A&M University, (2000)
    • Land Economics & Real Estate
    • President, Land Economics & Real Estate Association (2000)
  • B.S., Texas A&M University, (1998)

Admissions

  • Texas (2007)
  • Texas State Courts (2007)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas

Representative Matters

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Representation of an oil and gas exploration and production company in a divestiture in the Permian Basin
Represented lender against borrower who defaulted under promissory note. Obtained substantial judgment for client
Reliance Ins Cov. Hibdon, 333 S.W.3d 364 (Tex App. – Houston [14th Dist] 2011, pet denied)