Overview

Mike Kalis is a litigation partner in Kirkland’s Dallas office. Mike works on a range of complex litigation matters across the United States, including contract, fiduciary duty, fraud, restrictive covenant, securities, and trade secret disputes. Mike also regularly counsels companies on litigation-related issues. Based on his performance, Mike has been recognized as a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers for 2020 and selected to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list by Best Lawyers® for 2021.

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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

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch by Best Lawyers — Commercial Litigation, 2021

Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” by Texas Super Lawyers — Business Litigation, 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