T. Michael Wall

Chair, Chemical and Refining
Partner, Litigation
1000 Louisiana Street
Suite 2000
Houston, Texas 77002-2099
t 713.276.5791 f 713.276.6791

Recognized, The Best Lawyers® in America
(Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith eds.,
Woodward/White, Inc.)

T. Michael Wall Super Lawyers 2017

Mike Wall is a leading trial lawyer, handling high-stakes oil and gas litigation throughout the U.S., most often for clients headquartered in Houston and in the chemical, pipeline, oilfield services and energy sectors. He also has considerable appellate experience. In addition, Mike frequently assists large and mid-sized manufacturing, energy, pipeline, telecommunications, real estate, computer/software, financial services, asset recovery and legal services entities, with big disputes involving contracts, ownership, shareholder, partnership and management claims, and catastrophic injuries and claims for wrongful death. Clients also hire 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 years in the oil and gas industry, project management skills and efficient, cost-effective and collaborative style of practice, which includes the use of techniques such as case plans, work plans for document collection and review, and detailed fee and expense forecasting.

Mike is most often hired by business executives, general counsel and individuals. 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.

He sees greater pressure ahead for regulatory compliance, particularly comprising environmental issues. In addition to his trial practice, Mike is the leader of the Chemicals 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.

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