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Michael Huffstutler focuses his practice on defending high-exposure  and complex casualty claims from a variety of backgrounds, including: premises liability, dram shop, wrongful death and survivorship, products liability, medical malpractice, trucking and transportation, and general negligence cases.

Michael represents a myriad of clients consisting of both large and small business owners, commercial entities, professionals and professional organizations, bars, restaurants, service providers, and manufacturers.

Before joining Thompson Coe, Michael was in-house counsel for a sizeable insurance company engaging in the defense of casualty and coverage claims. He prides himself on his reputation for working closely with each of his clients and defending their cases through each stage of the litigation process,  up to and including trial to verdict when necessary.


After graduating from law school, Michael started his career as an attorney with a high volume, full-suite plaintiffs’ personal injury law firm. Michael attributes this experience as invaluable in his ability to analyze how a plaintiff and their counsel will pursue case strategy throughout the life cycle of a lawsuit. He uses his insights into plaintiff psychology and behavioral responses to devise unique and sophisticated case strategies to successfully defend clients against a variety of litigation and damages exposures. Michael brings years of experience to the table for each of his clients, combining his legal expertise, practical knowledge, and passion for practice to pursue optimal outcomes.

Professional Recognition

American Association of Lawyers

Top 40 Under 40

Related Services

Education, Admissions & Activities


University of California, Hastings College of the Law

J.D., 2018
Hastings Business Law Journal
Certificate in Legal Research

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

B.A. , 2015
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Sigma Alpha Pi (Twin-Cities Chapter)
International Dean’s List Society

Bar Admissions



Court Admissions

United States District Court of Texas

Northern and Eastern

Professional and Community Activities

Texas State Bar

Dallas Bar Association

American Bar Association