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Mike Shipman has focused his practice on defense litigation and has been involved in a broad range of complex litigation for over 40 years.  His practice includes general tort liability, products liability, construction defect and personal injury liability, insurance coverage and litigation, bad faith, employer liability, trucking and automobile liability, toxic tort liability, and premises liability.

Mike began his legal career with the Collin County Criminal District Attorney's Office where he gained significant trial experience as an Assistant Criminal District Attorney.  He left the Criminal District Attorney's Office as chief felony prosecutor in the 199th District Court.  Mike currently serves as the President Elect of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel.

Mike holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, given by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, and was recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in America® for Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation.  He is a frequent speaker to various organizations on topics related to all types of litigation.

Professional & Community

Honors & Recognitions

AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

President's Award, Texas Association of Defense Counsel 2022

The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 - 2022

Community & Professional

State Bar of Texas

President Elect,  Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Texas Bar College

Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Defense Counsel

Defense Research Institute

Transportation Lawyers Association

Risk and Insurance Management Society

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

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J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 1983

B.S., University of Texas at Arlington, 1979


  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
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