Michael Gonzales

Associate

  • location icon Dallas, TX
    2100 Ross Avenue
    Suite 2000
    Dallas, TX 75201

Michael Gonzales is an associate in the Dallas office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Professional Liability Practice. Prior to law school, Michael worked in the insurance industry as an underwriter. He focused his legal education on insurance and business law, and in addition to his Juris Doctor, he earned his Masters in Business Administration. Michael served as the Editor in Chief of his law journal and also on Texas Tech University School of Law's advocacy organization, the Board of Barristers, which is ranked in the top 25 nationally and where Michael was ranked a top-ten advocate for the class of 2016. Michael is currently pursuing the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation with a focus on commercial insurance and completed the 2017 Dallas Bar Association Trial Academy.

Michael assists clients with professional liability litigation, insurance litigation and coverage counseling. He represents brokers, agents, financial planners, attorneys, and entities in litigation involving professional negligence, breach of fiduciary duties, and malpractice. With regards to insurance coverage and litigation, Michael has experience defending insurers in litigation alleging breach of contract and the duty to defend, bad faith, improper claims handling, Stowers liability, Insurance Code violations, Deceptive Trade Practices and failure to adequately reserve rights. He also counsels insurers on policy interpretation, drafting, and coverage for multiple product lines.

Michael is passionate about self-development and finding new, innovative ways to improve service delivery.

Professional Presentations

Presentation to insurer client, 'Insurers' Duty to Defend' (April, 2018)

Admissions

Texas

United States Eastern District of Texas

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, Member
  • Claims Litigation Management Alliance
  • Dallas Bar Association Tort and Insurance Practices Section
  • Dallas Bar Association Trial Skills Section
  • Dallas Young Lawyer’s Association
  • Texas Bar Insurance Law section

Education

Texas Tech University School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2016

Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business

Masters in Business Administration, 2016

University of the Incarnate Word

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2010

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