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Michael Perez

Michael Perez

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Dallas, TX

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Litigation
  • Mediation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Trucking & Auto Accident Defense
  • Work Injury Litigation

Biography

Michael Perez guides insurance carriers and insureds through every phase of challenging civil litigation in Texas and Oklahoma. He has resolved numerous cases through trial, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution involving a broad range of areas, including non-subscriber work injury claims, workers’ compensation, premises liability, medical malpractice, commercial trucking accidents and Dram Shop liability. Michael also prosecutes subrogation claims on behalf of insurance carriers and advises clients on risk management issues.

In addition, Michael has the versatility to represent clients in commercial litigation concerning breach of contract, debt collection and other business disputes. He also handles family law matters, including simple and complex divorces, SAPCR suits, custody and visitation, child support, order modifications and collaborative law proceedings focused on minimizing the conflict that is often unavoidable in adversarial litigation.

Michael is certified as a court-appointed mediator to help parties resolve all types of civil litigation, and he is often called on by the Better Business Bureau to serve as an arbitrator in a variety of business disputes. He has served as a judge on the Collin County Teen Court – a volunteer program that educates teenagers about the judicial process and allows juvenile defendants to resolve misdemeanor citations through community service.

Outside the office, Michael enjoys spending family vacations at the beach or in the mountains, coaching his children’s sports teams and cooking for his family.

Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 2001
  • Texas A&M University
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • Texas
  • Oklahoma

Representative Cases

  • Big Bass Towing v. Akin, 409 S.W.3d 835 (Tex. App.—Dallas 2013, no pet.)
  • APC Home Health Care Services, Inc. v. Martinez, 600 S.W.3d 381 (Tex. App.—El Paso, 2019, no pet.)
  • In re Odyssey Healthcare, Inc., 310 S.W.3d 419 (Tex. 2010)
  • Strunk v. Belt Line Road Realty Co., 225 S.W.3d 91 (Tex. App. – El Paso, 2005, no pet.)

Honors

  • Collin County 40 Under 40

Classes & Seminars

  • Mechanism of Injury, Tristar Risk Management , 2012
  • Just the Facts: WC Handling Basics, Tristar Risk Management , 2012

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Leader Plano Graduate , 2010
  • Board of Directors, Plano Youth Leadership , 2011
  • Graduate, Plano Citizens Fire Academy , 2010
  • Graduate, Plano Citizens Police Academy , 2010
  • Volunteer, House on the Corner , 2011

Representative Clients

  • Assisted insurance brokerage firm in establishing Dram Shop Liability Program
  • Represented bar in multiple catastrophic injuries case for alleged dram shop violations
  • Represented stone mason in bench trial for debt collection
  • Represented flooring company in state court for breach of contract allegations against a homeowner
  • Represented ambulance service provider in arbitration for alleged employer negligence
  • Represented major retail store in arbitration for alleged employer negligence
  • Filed appeal with the United States Supreme Court seeking to enforce arbitration agreement
  • Represented insurance carrier in recovery of subrogation interest
  • Represented hotel in workers’ compensation claims in Texas and Oklahoma

Professional Associations

  • Collin County Teen Court , Judge, 2014 to 2015
  • Child Protective Services Board , Member, 2011 to 2015
  • Dallas Bar Association , Member, 2012 to Present
  • Former SMU Dispute Resolution Center , Pro Bono Mediator
  • Leader Plano Graduate , 2010
  • Plano Youth Leadership , Board of Directors, 2011
  • Plano Citizens Fire Academy, Graduate, 2010
  • Plano Citizens Police Academy , Graduate
  • House on the Corner , Volunteer

Current Employment Position

  • Senior Associate