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Michael D. Anderson

Michael D. Anderson represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of commercial litigation cases, including matters involving business torts (such as fraud and negligent misrepresentation), contracts, trade secrets, and patents. His trial practice is diverse and includes representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts.
Experience and highlights
  • Represented the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth in a lawsuit involving allegations of sexual misconduct and fraud.  Obtained a dismissal of all claims against the Diocese after the close of discovery
  • Trial counsel to a business that was defrauded in connection with its acquisition of a home health agency.  Obtained a multi-million dollar judgment on fraud and breach of contract claims after a six-week jury trial
  • Trial counsel to non-operators in a fraud and contract dispute with the operator under a Joint Operating Agreement.  Obtained a multi-million dollar award at the conclusion of an arbitration
  • Trial Counsel to a local fiberglass manufacturing company and its owner in a seven-week jury trial in Hartford, Connecticut.  Obtained a defense verdict on claims where the plaintiff was seeking over $42 million in damages.  The jury also returned a verdict in favor of clients on their counterclaim and awarded approximately $1.7 million in damages
  • Trial Counsel to a local automobile sales executive in a fraud, contract, and defamation dispute with his former employer and business partner.  Obtained a multi-million dollar jury verdict after an eight-week jury trial
  • Trial Counsel to a well stimulation chemical company in a breach of fiduciary duty and trade secret case against a competitor. Obtained a multi-million dollar jury verdict after a nearly two-week jury trial
  • Trial Counsel to local real estate developer in a tortious interference lawsuit against an oil and gas company. Obtained a multi-million dollar jury verdict after a two-week jury trial
  • Trial Counsel to a national fiberglass truck body manufacturer in a false advertising, trade dress infringement, and misappropriation lawsuit. Obtained a multi-million dollar judgment after a one-week jury trial
  • Represented mineral interest owners in a lawsuit to terminate an oil and gas lease; case settled with the parties entering a new lease
  • Represented oil and gas operator in a multi-million dollar breach of contract dispute; dispute settled during arbitration
  • Represented national logistics company in a trade secret and computer hacking lawsuit; client received in excess of $10 million as part of a settlement
  • Represented an executor in an accounting malpractice lawsuit; case settled during discovery
  • Defended a global telecommunications company in multi-billion dollar antitrust matter involving optical cross-connect technology
  • Represented a Houston-based software company in copyright infringement and DMCA lawsuit against an Illinois resident; case settled favorably after entry of preliminary injunction
  • Represented a local pool and amenity center developer in false advertising and misappropriation lawsuit; multi-million dollar jury verdict in favor of client profiled in February 10, 2003 Texas Blue Sheet
  • Represented global telecommunications company in two breach of contract arbitration actions; obtained favorable arbitration awards in both matters
Affiliations and honors


  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth, Board of Directors
  • Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Member, 1999-2000


  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine, 2017-2021
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2015-2020
    • Business Litigation
  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine, 2018-2019
    • Product Liability Law 
  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine, 2019
    • Professional Malpractice Non-Medical Defense
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth, Texas magazine, 2007-2008, 2011-2019
    • Civil Law | Litigation
  • Top Attorney, 360 West magazine, 2017-2018
    • Civil Law | Litigation
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star, Thomson Reuters, 2004-2011, 2013-2015
    • Business Litigation
  • 40 Under 40 honoree, Fort Worth Business Press, 2007
  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2001
         Order of the Coif
  • Texas Tech University, B.S., summa cum laude, 1998
         Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
  • State Bar of Texas, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Michael Anderson Named 2020 Texas Super Lawyers