Michael A. Hummert

Email: mhummert@ekvallbyrne.com

For more than 30 years, Mike has represented individuals, businesses, insurers and managing general agents in suits ranging from coverage disputes to wrongful death cases.  He has handled trials and appeals in Texas state and federal courts in auto cases and trucking litigation, premises liability, product liability and professional liability cases, as well as insurance coverage disputes.

Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University School of Law, 1982

  • Journal of Air Law and Commerce (1980-1982)
  • Editor, Journal of Air Law and Commerce (1981-1982)
  • The Order of the Coif (1982)
  • American Jurisprudence Awards
  • TTLA Award for Most Outstanding Law Review Article in the Field of Torts

Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas at Arlington, with honors, 1979

  • Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • History Honor Society

Bar Admissions:
Texas, 1982

Court Admissions:
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1989
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, 1985
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 1994
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 1992
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 1994

Practice Focus:
Insurance Coverage and Litigation
Employer Liability
Non-subscriber Litigation
Products Liability
Catastrophic Injury Litigation
Business Litigation

Professional Distinctions, Memberships and Fellowships:
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
Texas Association of Defense Counsel
State Bar of Texas
Defense Research Institute (DRI)

Publications and Lectures:
Certified Continuing Education Provider – Texas Department of Insurance
Journal of Air Law & Commerce, Southern Methodist University
Texas Association of Defense Counsel (multiple continuing legal education programs)

Reported Cases:

  • In re Old American County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, No. 13-12-00700-CV (Tex. App. – Corpus Christi 2012, orig. proceeding)
  • In re Old American Cnty. Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 2012 WL 506570 (Tex. App.-Corpus Christi 2012)
  • Jenkins v. State and County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 287 S.W.3d 891 (Tex.App.-Fort Worth, 2009, pet. denied);
  • Schievink v. Wendylou Ranch, Inc., 227 S.W.3d 862 (Tex. App. – Eastland, 2007, pet. denied);
  • Utica Nat’l Ins. Co. of Texas v. American Indem. Co., 141 S.W.3d 198 (Tex. 2004);
  • In re Hallum, 2004 WL 64975 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2004, no pet.);
  • Utica Lloyd’s of Texas v. Sitech Engineering Corp., 360 S.W.3d 260 (Tex. App. – Texarkana 2001, no pet.);
  • Tri-State Pipe and Equipment, Inc. v. Southern County Mutual Ins. Co., 8 S.W.3d 394 (Tex. App. – Texarkana 1999, no pet.);
  • McCutchin v. Trinity Universal Ins. Co., 1999 WL 793367 (Tex. App. – Dallas 1999, no pet.).