Michael S. Alfred

Top rated business litigation attorney in Dallas, Texas

Hallett & Perrin, P.C.
Michael S. Alfred
Hallett & Perrin, P.C.

Practice Areas: Business litigation, Civil litigation; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2000

Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2011

Hallett & Perrin, P.C.

1445 Ross Avenue
Suite 2400
Dallas, TX 75202 Visit website


Michael S. Alfred is a shareholder at Hallett & Perrin, P.C. He joined the firm in 2004, and since that time, he has focused his practice primarily on complex business and commercial litigation. Mr. Alfred is located in the firm’s office in Dallas, and he provides representation to people and businesses throughout the state of Texas.

Mr. Alfred attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in history with a minor in business before receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1995. He then obtained his legal education at the Southern Methodist University School of Law, and while he was there, he served on the Journal of Air Law and Commerce. After being awarded his Juris Doctor in 2000, Mr. Alfred spent a year as a clerk for a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas before entering private practice. Mr. Alfred is admitted to practice in Texas as well as before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western, and Eastern Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Mr. Alfred has handled a wide variety of matters both in court and in arbitration proceedings. His cases have included noncompete agreements, disputes among shareholders and partners, contract breaches, surety bonds, construction contracts and disputes, condemnation proceedings, intellectual property infringement and the misappropriation of trade secrets. Mr. Alfred has also represented health care facilities and practitioners in many types of cases, including appearing on behalf of doctors before the state agency that regulates physicians. His excellent track record has led to his receipt of a Distinguished* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. 

Practice areas

Business litigation, Civil litigation: plaintiff, Civil litigation: defense, Construction litigation: business, Health care

Focus areas

Trade secret, Non-compete agreements, Health & health care law

  • 20% Business litigation
  • 20% Civil litigation: plaintiff
  • 20% Civil litigation: defense
  • 20% Construction litigation: business
  • 20% Health care

First Admitted: 2000, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.hallettperrin.com/attorneys/bio/michael-alfred

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court - all Districts of Texas
  • Texas Bar Foundation, 2020
  • , Selected to Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2011
  • , Texas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Law clerk for the Honorable John McBryde, United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, 2000-2001., 2001
  • , Selected to Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2020
  • , Martindale-Hubbell, BV Distinguished, Peer Review Rated
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
Educational Background:
  • University of Texas, B.A. in History, Minor in Business, 1995
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Publications: "Trying to Level the Playing Field: Management's Entitlement to Economic Damages Resulting from Illegal Labor Strikes," 65 J.A.L.C. 139 (Winter, 1999)., Author, Trying to Level the Playing Field: Management's Entitlement to Economic Damages Resulting from Illegal Labor Strikes, Journal of Air Law & Commerce, 1999
  • Speaker at the 2016 Texas Associate of Defense Counsel’s Winter Meeting on the subject of Developing Non-Compete Law in Texas
  • Ruby Ridley v. Darrel Mosley, Cause No. 08-14227-160, 160th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas, successfully defended Darrel Mosley in personal injury lawsuit by obtaining unanimous take-nothing jury verdict against Plaintiff Ruby Ridley.  The final judgment was entered on December 18, 2010 by the Honorable Jim Jordan, 2011
  • Compass Bank v. Lonestrella, et al., Cause No. 2010-10369-16; 431st Judicial District Court, Denton County, Texas: Obtained sanctions award in the amount of $8,070.00 against attorneys Van Shaw, the Law Offices of Van Shaw, and Eric T. Green and their client, Salvado Murillo, for improper pleading in violation of Rule 13 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and Chapter 10 of the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code.  In the Sanctions Order, the Court found that Salvador Murillo made knowing misrepresentations of fact under oath in multiple affidavits that were attached to a motion to reconsider and a supplemental motion to reconsider, and that Van Shaw failed to perform a reasonable inquiry to confirm or ensure the veracity of Salvador Murillo's testimony contained in his affidavits before filing them with the motion and supplemental motion to reconsider.  The Court further found in the Sanctions Order that the motion and supplemental motion to reconsider were groundless, brought in bad faith, and only could have been filed to cause unnecessary delay or a needless increase in the cost of litigation, 2011
  • Dr. Douglas Won and Dr. Michael Rimlawi v. Pine Creek Medical Center, LLP, Cause No. 11-00643, 68th Judicial District Court.  Successfully represented Dr. Douglas Won and Dr. Michael Rimlawi by defeating an application for temporary restraining order of Pine Creek Medical Center, LLP to enjoin Drs. Won and Rimlawi from opening their new Minimally Invasive Spine Institute ("MISI") located at Meadow and Central in Dallas.  Pine Creek sought to enforce non-competition agreements against Drs. Rimlawi and Won, but the 68th Judicial District Court denied Pine Creek's request for temporary restraining order, which if granted, could have prevented Drs. Won and Rimlawi from opening the MISI center in mid-April, resulting in potential harm in excess of $20 million, 2011
  • New Help Clinics, PA v. Dr. Christopher Mann and Brenda Young, Cause No. 11-08999, 44th Judicial District Court. Successfully represented New Help Clinics, PA in obtaining temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Dr. Mann and Young for breaching their fiduciary duties by stealing New Help Clinics' patient records and files and unlawful solicitations, 2011
  • Paradigm Hospital Group, LLC, et al v. Crossroads Program Group, LLC, et al, United States District Court, District of Phoenix, Civil Action No. 2-10-cv-01010-GMS. After two-day hearing, obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of plaintiffs, who were investors in the development of the acute-care hospital in Ahwatukee, Arizona (a suburb of Phoenix), against Defendants who were promoters/consultants of plaintiffs. Defendants stole plaintiffs' confidential information and were unlawfully using it to develop competing hospitals. Defendants valued the hospital project, including the medical campus, at $100 million. The preliminary injunction obtained on July 28, 2010, 2009. Stipulated Injunction and Final Judgment entered on July 1, 2011
  • Alliance Trucking, LP v. Jeff Clay, Mark Gobert, and Denali Trucking, LP, Cause No. 07-05514, 44th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas: In a theft of trade secrets action, successfully recovered a judgment of $23,677.83 in actual damages, plus $70,000 in punitive damages, plus $324,993.20 in attorneys fees. Judgment entered February 19, 2010
  • Lawrence Blanchard, M.D. v. Anesthesia Consultants of Dallas, LLP, Cause No. DC-11-1399, 134th Judicial District Court, Dallas County, Texas: Obtained Temporary Injunction on behalf of Anesthesia Consultants of Dallas, LLP against Dr. Lawrence Blanchard for violating his covenant not to compete by accepting work within a 5 mile radius of Texas Regional Medical Center and Methodist Dallas Medical Center.  The injunction prohibited Dr. Blanchard from, among other things, performing anesthesia services at Texas Regional Medical Center, Dallas Regional Medical Center, Methodist Dallas Medical Center and a five mile radius of Methodist Dallas Medical Center, 2011
  • Robert J. Fuller v. City of Mesquite, United States District Court, Northern District of Dallas, Civil Action No. 3:09-cv-02348: Obtained Temporary Restraining Order on behalf of plaintiff against the City of Mesquite for violating client's first amendment rights to engage in political speech on City property; the TRO was subsequently converted into a preliminary injunction. TRO was entered on December 15, 2009.
Industry Groups:
  • Dallas Bar Association

Office location for Michael S. Alfred

1445 Ross Avenue
Suite 2400
Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: 214-953-0053


3 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011

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