Overview

Mike's practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation, in which he represents a diverse range of entities, corporate officers, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts. He regularly works on cases involving contract disputes, fiduciary duties, fraud, tortious interference, and trade secret misappropriation across numerous industries. Mike engages in all stages of his clients' cases, from initial fact development, to mediation, and trial. 

Before pursuing a career in law, Mike received his undergraduate degree in political science from Kenyon College, where he also captained the baseball team. Mike's baseball career included pitching on the Greek National Team in Belgium for the European Cup Qualifiers and, during law school, Mike spent a summer working for the general counsel of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

Like Father Like Son, Bar-Exam Ritual Is a Necessity of the Profession, National Law Journal, May 11, 2015 (co-author)

Michael T.E. Kalis, Ill Suited to the Digital Age: Fourth Amendment Exceptions and Cell Site Location Information Surveillance, 13 U. PITT. J. TECH. L. POL'Y  1 (2013)

Seminars

Texas Citizen Participation Act, The Anti-SLAPP Statute, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Civil Trial Course (2016) (co-author)

Spoliation Post-Brookshire Brothers, Electronic Data Retention Policies, and Special Masters, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Civil Trial Course (2015) (co-author)

Recognition

Named a “Rising Star” by Texas Super Lawyers, 2020

Memberships & Affiliations

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member

Dallas Bar Association, Member

Texas Bar Association, Member

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • Texas

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of LawJ.D.2014
    Lead Executive Editor, Journal of Technology, Law and Policy
  • Kenyon CollegeB.A., Political Science2011
    Captain of Baseball Team