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Mike assists a diverse group of clients with water planning and management, water quality, water rights, water utility and endangered species issues. He is a partner at the Austin law firm of Lloyd Gosselink, and serves on the firm’s Board and Executive Committee. He is a water, utility and environmental lawyer and works among a team of 25 lawyers within the firm’s Water and Litigation Practice Groups, chairing the Water Practice Group. He serves as General Counsel of the Texas Water Journal.

Mike has served as Chairman of the State Bar of Texas’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section and the San Antonio Bar’s Environmental Law Section. He is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and Fellow of the Austin Bar Foundation. Mike is AV/Preeminent® Peer-Review Rated in Natural Resources and Water Law by Martindale Hubbell.

Contact & Links
  • 816 Congress Avenue, Suite 1900
    Austin, TX 78701
  • English
  • St. Mary’s School of Law, J.D., graduated 1997
  • The University of Texas, BBA, graduated 1990
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, State Bar of Texas
  • Austin Bar Association Environmental Law Section - Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section - Former Chairman
  • State Bar of Texas Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section - Former Chairman
  • Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts - Associate Member
  • Texas Parks & Wildlife Department & Texas AgriLife Extension Service - Certified Master Naturalist
  • Texas Water Conservation Association - Member
  • University of Texas School of Law Environmental Law Clinic - Member, Board of Advisors
Court Admissions
  • Admitted to United States District Court, Western District
  • Admitted to United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
Regulatory Agencies
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Office of General Counsel

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2024 - Water Law
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Water Law, Austin (2024)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Water Law
  • Member, College of the State Bar
  • Fellow, Austin Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • AV Preeminent® Peer-Review Rated in Natural Resources and Water Law by Martindale Hubbell
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation

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