Michael Choyke

Michael Choyke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Houston, TX

Wright Close & Barger, LLP
 | One Riverway, Suite 2200
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-572-4321
Fax: 713-572-4320
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2006, 2008 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (80%),
  • General Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mike Choyke has experience in both trial and appellate matters. He has submitted briefs and argued cases in the Texas Supreme Court, several intermediate appellate courts, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and he has appeared and argued in dozens of trial courts across Texas. 

Mike has analyzed legal and factual issues and has assisted in all phases of trial preparation for numerous complex disputes, in both state and federal court, in cases involving serious personal injury and death, contractual disputes, theft of trade secrets, insurance bad-faith claims, patent infringement, and federal tax indemnification. In 2010, Mike argued and won in the Texas Supreme Court in a case hailed as "revolutionary" with respect to the government's handling of human trafficking victims.  While at the court of appeals, he evaluated a wide variety of complex civil cases, analyzing procedural and substantive complaints, making recommendations to the judges, and drafting and editing opinions for consideration by the court.

He has also spoken at a variety of continuing education programs on such topics as preserving error, crafting the jury charge, and Texas insurance law. 

Admissions:

State Bar of Texas

Supreme Court of the United States

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

About Michael Choyke

Admitted: 1995, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.wrightclose.com/attorneys/michael-choyke/

Honors/Awards:

  • Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2004-2006, 2008-2010, in Appellate and General Litigation

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified - Civil Appellate Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Federalist Society, Houston Lawyer's Chapter
  • Texas Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Houston Bar Foundation, Continuing Life Fellow
  • Houston Bar Association (Appellate Practice, Insurance Law and Litigation Sections)
  • State Bar of Texas (Appellate and Litigation Sections)

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Political Science, Duke University, 1992, cum laude
  • Order of the Coif; Chancellors
  • Associate Editor, Texas Law Review
  • J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 1995, with honors
Office Location for Michael Choyke

One Riverway
Suite 2200
Houston, TX 77056

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Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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