Mike Wall is a partner and leading trial lawyer, handling high-stakes litigation throughout the United States, most often for clients headquartered in Houston and in the chemical, pipeline, oilfield services, manufacturing, and energy sectors. He also has considerable appellate experience. In addition, Mike frequently assists large and mid-sized manufacturing, telecommunications, real estate, computer/software, financial services, asset recovery and legal services entities, with complex disputes involving contracts, ownership, shareholder, partnership and management claims, and catastrophic injuries and claims for wrongful death. Clients have also hired Mike for litigation relating to financial losses, property damage, construction, environmental, toxic tort, insurance coverage and patent infringement.
He has represented clients in many large, multiparty cases requiring a high degree of management and coordination. Clients value Mike’s 39 years of litigation practice, project management skills, and efficient, cost-effective and collaborative style of experience.
Some of his clients – including some that are publicly traded – have relied on him for years, trusting his ability to get the best outcome achievable while limiting exposure and maximizing benefit. Clients also like Mike’s steadfast courtroom demeanor and his candor as a counselor who will talk them out of a lawsuit when he feels doing so is in their best interest.
In addition to his trial practice, Mike is a former leader of a Chemical and Refining Industry Team and is a former leader of one of Gardere’s litigation teams. He also taught trial tactics for 17 years through programs sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center.