Michael A. Heibel

Mr. Heibel was born in San Antonio at Brooke Army Medical Center, and although raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, he always had aspirations to return to Texas.

Michael A. Heibel

Michael A. Heibel Associate

Mr. Heibel was born in San Antonio at Brooke Army Medical Center, and although raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, he always had aspirations to return to Texas.

Practice Areas & Education

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Trucking/Transportation Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Premise Liability/Retail Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Defamation
  • Commercial Litigation

Education

  • University of Wisconsin—Madison, B.A., 2016
  • Baylor Law School, J.D., 2019

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • United State District Court for the Northern District of Texas

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Dallas Bar Association

 

About Michael

EXPERIENCE

Mr. Heibel was born in San Antonio at Brooke Army Medical Center, and although raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, he always had aspirations to return to Texas.

During high school, he found a passion for politics while working for Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry. Growing up an avid Texas Longhorn fan, Michael chose to attend another Nebraska rival university, and matriculated to the University of Wisconsin–Madison. During his four years at Wisconsin, he worked in a social psychology lab focused on prejudice and stereotypes, specifically focused on negating preconceived notions.

Michael graduated from Wisconsin in May 2016, and having decided on a career in law, he moved to Dallas to work for Jim Burnham, former First Chair of Dallas District Attorney Henry Wade, who prosecuted Jack Ruby following his murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. During his time there, Mr. Heibel worked on State and Federal cases particularly involving white-collar crimes.

Taking the Wisconsin motto of “commitment to work hard and surrounding yourself with people you care about” to heart with him to Texas, Michael graduated from Baylor Law School as a Baylor Law Leadership Fellow in 2019.

Focused on civil defense, Mr. Heibel has been working for business and commercial litigation firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex since 2018.

Mr. Heibel has over 4 years of trial experience representing clients in Texas from West Texas to Houston focused on personal injury defense and commercial litigation matters.

Michael has represented large insurance carriers and national trucking companies in orchestrating original defense strategies from the filing of the answer to jury verdict.

Working on various defense cases including products liability to class action lawsuits, Michael has broadened his knowledge of the profession.

Michael’s ability to connect with others and oral advocacy skills have helped him obtain multiple defense favored verdicts on his own in Dallas County, Harris County and surrounding counties.
Michael is a determined trial lawyer, telling clients, “It’s not about believing in yourself, but knowing yourself, and refusing to take no as an answer.”

TRIAL VICTORIES

  • Hernandez v. Vaughn – Mongomery County, 284th Judicial District Court (2022).
  • McCannon v. Bennett—Harris County Court at Law, No. 2 (2023).
  • Pinson v. Price – Van Zandt County 294th Judicial District Court (2023).

HONORS

  • Baylor Law School Leadership Fellow (2019)
  • Psychology Honor Society (2015 & 2016)

Michael A. Heibel

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