Michael A. Simpson

Michael A. Simpson

Senior Partner

Mike Simpson has practiced law in Wise County since he graduated from Baylor Law School in 1977. Mike has attained jury verdicts that were noted in “Top 100 Jury Verdicts in the Nation” and Texas Lawyer’s “Top Ten Jury Verdicts of the Year” in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2006 and 2010. Voted a Texas Super Lawyer, a Thomson Reuters service, by his peers every year since its inception in 2003, Mike has been named as one of the 100 Top Trial Lawyers in the nation by National Trial Lawyers Association. Mike and his firm have been featured in statewide and national media. His cases have been noted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Texas Monthly, Texas Lawyer, Dallas Business, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle, National Law Journal and The Wise County Messenger. Mike has obtained one of the largest jury verdicts in an anti-trust case in the nation, as well as the largest trademark jury verdict in the nation.
Mike was named a Leon Jaworski Teaching Fellow for Baylor School of Law’s prestigious Practice Court Program. He is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law, as well as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
He and his wife are involved with Habitat for Humanity and he serves on the North Texas Steering Committee. He and his family are members of The First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport. Mike is a founding director and vice president of Feeding Wise Kids, a program providing food for low income children, on weekends.
Mike is a twin engine instrument pilot and is type rated in Citation Jets. He enjoys cattle ranching, fly fishing and hunting. Mike is married to Martine Simpson. They have three daughters: Michelle, Mackenzie, and Maryssa, who are all practicing trial lawyers in the state of Texas.

J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 1977

B.B.A., University of North Texas, 1974

Certified Legal Specialties

Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization , 1985

Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy , 1989

Honors and Awards

Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Texas Super Lawyers, 2003 – 2016

Named “Leon Jaworski Fellow” – Distinguished Instructor in Trial Advocacy, Baylor University, School of Law, 2012 – Present

Named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers, 2011

AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell

Published Works

“21st Century Venue Rule for Texas Courts in the New Age of Complex Litigation”, Baylor Law Review, 1994

  • “Jaworski Fellow” Distinguished Instructor in Trial Advocacy, Baylor University, School of Law, 2012 – Present
  • “Focus Group on a Budge”, 28th Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2012
  • “Premises Liability”, 27th Advanced Personal Injury Law Court, State Bar of Texas, 2011
  • “A New Age of Voir Dire in Texas, Tri-County Bar Association, Wichita Falls, 2007
  • “Mock Trials and Focus Groups on a Budget” , Tri-County Bar Association, Wichita Falls, 2005
  • “Automobile Insurance Your Rights, Benefits, Claims & the Other Motorist”, Wise County Bar Association, 1995
  • “Civil Litigation, Injuries, Insurance Companies, Product Liability”, Wise County Bar Association, 1995
  • “L-Tryptophan Litigation”, Texas Trial Lawyers Association’s Advanced Practice Pointers and Trial Tips Seminar, 1991
  • “The Fault with No-Fault”, Texas Trial Lawyers Association’s Advanced Practice Pointers and Trial Tips Seminar, 1990
  • “Nursing Services Under the Worker’s Compensation Act”, Texas Trial Lawyers Association Basic Trial/Nuts and Bolts Seminar, 1986
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • State Bar of Texas, Chairman, Grievance Committee, District 14-B 1990-1995; Chairman 1993-1995, 1990 – 1995
  • Texas Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors 1986-1991, Chairman, Insurance Reform Committee 1989-1991, 1986 – 1991
  • Wise County Bar Foundation, Secretary, 1980 – 1981
  • Wise County , Assistant Attorney, 1977 – 1979
  • American Association For Justice
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Texas Bar Association, Fellow
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado, 2017
  • Fifth Circuit Court of the United States, 2018