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    Education
    • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1986, Texas Tech Law Review, Board of Barristers
    • Texas Tech University, B.A., 1983, Psychology, summa cum laude
    Bar Admissions
    • Texas, 1986
    • Colorado, 1997, Inactive
    • United States Supreme Court
    • United States Court of Appeals  Fifth Circuit
    • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
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    Michael W. Eady
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    Partner
    meady@thompsoncoe.com
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    Austin
    701 Brazos
    Suite 1500
    Austin, Texas 78701
    512-703-5084 direct  |  512-708-8777 fax
    Assistant:
    Gina Pegues
    512-703-5077 direct
    rpegues@thompsoncoe.com
    Overview

    Michael Eady has the unique experience of representing clients during the most challenging litigation environments.  Over the last two decades, he has been in the role of appellate counsel at trial (embedded appellate counsel) in dozens of high profile automotive product liability cases in Texas, Mississippi, Illinois, Nevada, Georgia, and Louisiana.  Since 2005, he and other members of his team have logged over 500 days in trial in over 50 cases.

    Representative Experience

     

    Representative Embedded Appellant Counsel Cases:

    • Cause No. C-2625-02-1; Aaron Cardenas, et al. v. Angel’s Auto Mart, et al.; In the 398th Judicial District Court of Hidalgo County, Texas
    • Cause No. DC; 04-254; Danny Roy Lopez, et al. v. Pool Company of Texas, Ltd, et al.; In the 229th Judicial District Court of Starr County, Texas
    • Cause No. 03-H-0089-C; Kenneth Wayne Mead, Jr., et al vs. Ford Motor Company, et al; In the 23rd Judicial District Court of Matagorda County, Texas
    • Cause No. 04-10-00098-CVL; Rosalinda S. Zamora, et al. vs. Ford Motor Company, et al.; In the 218th Judicial District Court of La Salle County, Texas
    • Cause No. 2013-CCL-1045; Robert Castillo v. Ford Motor Company; In the Texas County Court at Law No. 3, Cameron County, Texas.
    • Cause No. 11-08-50394-CV; Jesus De Los Santos v. Ford Motor Company, et al.; In the 79th Judicial District Court, Jim Wells County, Texas
    • Case No.: A-11-641059-C; Teresa Garcia Trejo, et al. v. Alan Koransky, Ford Motor Company, et al.; In the District Court of Clark County, Nevada
    • Docket No. 2008-6506; Christine Morvant, et al. v. Ford Motor Company, et al.; In the 14th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Calcasieu, Louisiana
    • Docket No. 39092 B; Sunday Brumfield, et al. v. Ford Motor Company, et al.; in the 20th Judicial District Court for the Parish of East Feliciana, Louisiana

    Representative Appeals:

    • Wackenhut Corp. v. Gutierrez, 453 S.W.3d 917 (Tex. 2015).
    • In re Ford Motor Co., 427 S.W.3d 396 (Tex 2014)
    • Garza v. Ford Motor Co., 423 S.W.3d 442 (Tex. App. 2013)
    • Ford Motor Co. v. Stewart, Cox, and Hatcher, 390 S.W.3d 294 (Tex. 2013)
    • Ford Motor Co. v. Garcia, 363 S.W.3d 573 (Tex. 2012)
    • Ford Motor Co. v. Villanueva, 302 S.W.3d 476 (Tex. App. 2009)
    • Ford Motor Co. v. Ledesma, 242 S.W.3d 32 (Tex. 2007)
    • Parker v. Cumming, 216 S.W.3d 905 (Tex. App.-Eastland 2007, pet. denied)
    • CMMC v. Salinas, 929 S.W.2d 435 (Tex.1996)

     

    Professional and Community Activities
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel Amicus Committee, 2000 to the present
    • Pattern Jury Charges—Malpractice, Premises and Products Committee, member 2007 to present
    • Defense Research Institute
    Speeches and Presentations
    • Presentation of General PJC Update and Tips in Product Cases, TADC 2015 Summer Seminar, July 10, 2015,  Jackson Hole, Wyoming
    • Preservation of Error: Pre-Trial and Trial, State Bar of Texas, Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Practice, September 9, 2009, Austin, Texas (paper only)
    • Federal Pretrial Practice, State Bar of Texas, Pre-Trial Practice, May 15, 2009, Austin, Texas
    • Preservation of Error: Appellate Considerations for Trial Lawyers, 30th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, October 26-27, 2006, Austin, Texas (paper only)
    • Punitive Damages: ONE YEAR AFTER STATE FARM MUT. AUTO. INS. CO. v. CAMPBELL, 538 U.S. 408 (2003), 2004 Texas Association of Defense Counsel Summer Seminar

    PUBLICATIONS

    • Does One Size Fit All—Breach of Fiduciary Pattern Jury Questions, The Advocate - Fiduciary Duties, Fall 2014, by Scott Link and Michael W. Eady
    • A Practitioner’s Guide For the Use of Protective Orders and Confidentiality Agreements, State Bar Litigation Section Report, The Advocate, Vol. 27 Summer 2004
    Professional Recognition
    • Board Certified—Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1995 to present
    • Law & Politics magazine's Texas Super Lawyers® - Super Lawyer for Appellate – 2007-2015