Michael Huffstutler focuses his practice on complex coverage and general liability and catastrophic injury litigation. He strategically defends high-exposure claims across a wide array of theories of liability.
Michael has successfully obtained favorable results and verdicts in claims involving property damage and subrogation; appraisal and valuation; premises liability, dram shop, wrongful death and survivorship; products liability, medical negligence, 18-wheeler/commercial trucking and transportation; and general negligence claims.
Michael prides himself on obtaining outstanding results for his clients by using novel, carefully crafted defense strategies meticulously tailored to their unique needs to aggressively defend their interests.
Alongside his passion for his work, Michael enjoys spending time with his close family and friends; running; meditation; Stoicism and Stoic philosophy; live concerts; new restaurants; traveling; and caring for his fur-laden family members.
Summary Judgment Granted
Independent contractor & premises liability and negligence case where plaintiff sought more than $1 million in damages.
Rule 166a Traditional and No-Evidence case filed on behalf of the client – a local church, predicated on plaintiffs’ inability to demonstrate continuous and bona fide diligence both in timely filing suit and serving the church with proper legal notice of the claims brought against it prior to the expiration of the applicable statute of limitation. Immediately following oral argument, the 134th District Court of Dallas County granted defendant’s motion unconditionally as to all of plaintiffs’ claims with prejudice.
Premises Liability and Negligence suit where Plaintiff’s theory of liability hinged on the natural accumulation of rainfall creating an alleged unreasonably dangerous condition on the property of a commercial apartment complex. On submission, the 167th District Court of Tarrant County granted defendant’s No-Evidence motion for summary judgment finding that plaintiff could not establish any evidence that could overcome the ‘Natural Accumulation Rule’ specifically excluding liability for landlords when a plaintiff is injured exclusively by a condition created by natural weather.
Zero Liability & Payment Result
In a medical negligence action, Michael obtained a $0.00 settlement and release on behalf of our professional client, an optometrist and co-defendant at mediation in a case involving misdiagnosed cataracts and the medical duty of care regarding same.
Complete Dismissal of Client in Complex Commercial Products Litigation
Using procedural and interpersonal strategy and tact, Michael successfully obtained a complete and early dismissal of his client – a component part manufacturer who had been sued as part of a multi-million-dollar products liability exposure in the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division.
American Academy of Attorneys
Education, Admissions & Activities
University of California Law, Hastings College of Law
UC Certificate in Legal Research
Hastings Business Law Journal
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
B.A., double major
Dean’s List Society
Sigma Alpha Pi – National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS/NSLS)
United States District Court of Texas
Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western
Professional and Community Activities
State Bar of Texas
Texas Insurance Law Section
Dallas Insurance Law American Inn of Court
Dallas Bar Association
American Bar Association