M.C. joined MehaffyWeber, P.C. upon graduation from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1982. He is an accomplished trial lawyer having recently been inducted into the American College of Trial Attorneys. He has maintained a very active trial docket, having tried to a verdict more than forty cases in the last nine years and over 100 trial career. The cases have included toxic tort litigation, products liability, premises liability, premises security, commercial litigation, employment discrimination, and oil and gas litigation. Included in these cases is his successful defense of a landmark $173 million deepwell case reported in many national publications, including the DRI “For the Defense” and the National Law Journal. M.C. is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in both Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. M.C. became a shareholder in 1988 and has served on the firm's Management and Compensation Committees.
Areas of Concentration:
Toxic tort litigation, products liability, premises liability, premises security, commercial litigation, employment discrimination, oil and gas litigation
State Bar of Texas
United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States Tax Court
Certified Public Accountant, 1982
Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law
M. C. received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting with honors in 1979 and received his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law with honors in 1982. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in that same year.
M.C. is active in Three Rivers Council Boy Scouts of America on the Board of Directors, (2000 to present) and is an Eagle Scout.
Memberships and Honors:
M.C. is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Advocate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Houston Chapter. He is also an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel as well as the Texas Association of Defense Counsel where he served on the Board of Directors for a number of years. M.C. currently serves on the Texas Tech University School of Law Alumni Foundation, Board of Directors. He was honored as recipient of the "Meeting the Challenge Award" by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in 2012.
M.C. has been listed in Best Lawyers in America® and "Texas Super Lawyers®" since 2003. He was recently recognized on the “Texas Super Lawyers List for Ten Consecutive Years”2013. He was selected as "Best Lawyers' 2012 Beaumont Commercial Litigation - Lawyer of the Year." M.C. was selected a "Texas Super Lawyer®" in the Top 100- Houston Region and named a "Texas Super Lawyer, Corporate Counsel Edition" in Class Actions/Mass Torts from 2008-2013. He has also been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as a "Texas' Top Rated Lawyers®" AV® PreeminentTM Rated- Government, 2011-2013.
M.C. is rated an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5- Peer Review Rated Attorney listed in Martindale-Hubbell.