Mike represents water utilities, groundwater conservation districts, municipalities, landowners, and various business interests. He advises and represents clients concerning water resource development, management and transactions, water rights, water quality, endangered species, service area disputes, rates, litigation, and board governance. Mike also provides strategic counsel concerning groundwater resource management and development, and negotiates and drafts wholesale and retail water supply agreements and groundwater leases and transfers. Prior to law school, Mike worked as a litigation consultant and financial analyst. During law school, he served as a law clerk at the Environmental Protection Agency (Region VI), the Natural Resources Division of the Office of the Attorney General, and the Lower Colorado River Authority.
Mike is AV Preeminent® Peer-Review Rated in Natural Resources and Water Law by Martindale Hubbell
Former Chairman (2009-2010), State Bar of Texas Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section; Former Board Member and Chairman, San Antonio Bar Association Environmental Law Section; Member, American Water Works Association; Member, Texas Water Conservation Association; Member, Texas Alliance of Groundwater District; Member, State Bar of Texas Litigation and Environmental and Natural Resources Law Sections;Member, Austin Bar Association Administrative Law and Environmental, Natural Resources & Water Law Section; Member, Board of Advisors, University of Texas School of Law Environmental Law Clinic (2006-current); Certified Master Naturalist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Mike serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and Budget Committee, is a fiduciary of the firm’s 401K plan, and works among a team of 20 lawyers within the firm’s Water Practice Group.