Biography

Mike partners with clients to efficiently resolve complex civil and criminal environmental litigation.

He is an environmental litigator in the Austin office of Beveridge & Diamond, with a national practice defending companies in a wide variety of matters including environmental and mass torts, class actions, and federal citizen suits under the major environmental statutes. 

Mike also leverages his experience as an environmental attorney with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to help clients prevent environmental violations or favorably resolve civil and administrative enforcement actions.

He is a frequent speaker on cutting edge environmental litigation topics, including climate change litigation and plaintiffs’ innovative prosecution of citizen suits under the Clean Water Act and Clean Air act.

Mike is a member of the Calvert Inn of Court and is the chair-elect of the Austin Bar Environmental Section. Before law school, Mike was a Teach for America Corps member in New York, where he taught sixth and seventh-grade social studies.

Education

  • University of Texas - Austin  (B.S., 2006)
    • History, Advertising
  • University of Texas - Austin  (J.D., with Honors, 2012)
    • American Journal of Criminal Law, Articles Editor

Bar Admissions

  • Texas