Michael Francis

Of Counsel

Areas of Expertise:

  • Trial
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Construction Law
    • Insurance Law
    • Consumer Law
    • Real Estate Law

Practice Emphasis:

Mike Francis is a trial attorney whose practice includes a broad range of commercial litigation matters. He has experience with cases involving construction defects, contract disputes, liens, bond claims, consumer law, debt collection, real estate disputes and business torts in both state and federal courts throughout the United States. Mr. Francis also has an extensive insurance background and has handled a wide variety of insurance related disputes for his residential and commercial construction clients.

Clients and Matters:

Mr. Francis represents individuals, commercial general contractors and homebuilders as well as subcontractors in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, consumer protection lawsuits and catastrophic personal injury actions. Mr. Francis has an extensive background in insurance and has assisted clients with insurance coverage disputes. His representative matters include:

  • Mr. Francis represented a commercial developer in Texas State District Court in an action against a Texas Municipality. Before the trial, Mr. Francis secured a very beneficial settlement for the client.
  • Mr. Francis successfully represented a residential builder in an action against a municipal zoning board regarding variance issues effecting several newly constructed homes.
  • Mr. Francis defended one of the largest homebuilders in America against multiple plaintiffs in a lengthy multi-million dollar arbitration involving a real estate dispute. Mr. Francis obtained a “take nothing” judgment on behalf of his client and was awarded the arbitration fees.
  • Mr. Francis has successfully represented numerous general contractors, homebuilders, property owners and material suppliers in various trials and arbitrations throughout Texas.


  • J.D., Baylor Law School (1999)
    • President, International Law Society
    • Member, Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society
    • Recipient, John B. and Eula Berly Fisher Award in Constitutional Law
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin, summa cum laude (1996)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Admitted to practice before:
    • Texas State Courts
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Construction Law Section
    • Torts Section
    • Insurance Practice Section
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

Community Involvement:

  • Co-Founder and Chair, Gifts from the Heart
  • Board Member, Special Olympics, Area 16
  • Board Member, American Heart Association
  • Board Member, Satellite Workshop for the Mentally Impaired
  • Board Member, Ellie Care Home Health Care, Inc.
  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity, Dallas
  • Volunteer, United Way Business Division
  • Vestry, St. Peters Episcopal Church