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Michael Kirkland is a litigation attorney focusing on defending clients in personal injury, premises liability, general insurance defense and construction defect claims.

He brings a diverse background and experience in solving complex problems to obtain results that focus on achieving client objectives.

His military experience includes multiple mobilizations and deployments, including Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Enduring Freedom, Hurricane Katrina, and two deployments to Afghanistan supporting ISAF, Hurricane Harvey, and Operation Lonestar.

Michael continues to serve his country and the state of Texas as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Texas Air National Guard.

Representative Experience

Obtained summary judgment for client on a FCRA claim in federal court.

Obtained summary judgment for roofing subcontractor in construction defect case involving multiple school campuses.

Represents property owners and property management companies in defense of premises liability and dram shop claims.

Represents contractors and trades in a multitude of construction defect lawsuits involving residential, commercial, and multifamily projects.

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Education, Admissions & Activities


Texas Tech School of Law

J.D., 2008

University of Texas at El Paso

B.A., 2004

Bar Admissions



Court Admissions

United States District Court of Texas


United States Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals

United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Professional and Community Activities

Texas Air National Guard

Lieutenant Colonel

Austin Bar Association