Michael W. Huddleston

Dallas

Shareholder

500 N. Akard Street
Suite 3800
Dallas, TX 75201-6659

O: 214.855.7500
D: 214.855.7572
E: mhuddleston@munsch.com

Mike W. Huddleston is a Shareholder in the Litigation section and leads the Insurance and Risk Management special industry group, within the Dallas office of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr.

Mike's practice focuses on commercial insurance, risk management and appeals. He routinely represents corporate and professional policyholders and assists claimants in insurance recovery involving commercial insurance, including aviation, first and third-party representation, commercial property, D O, general liability, professional liability, reinsurance, fidelity, etc. He is often called upon to assist in the management of large scale litigation, including the handling of insurance, litigation and appellate issues.

He works closely with transactional and corporate counsel in the review and drafting of risk management provisions regarding insurance and indemnity in a wide variety of commercial agreements, including commercial real estate contracts and leases, agreements with municipalities, construction contracts, and other service contracts. He has also assessed insurance and liability exposures in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Texas A&M University
    • Summa cum laude
    • Thomas Gathright Award (highest GPA in College of Liberal Arts)
    • Liberal Arts Student of the Year (1980), selected by faculty of the College of Liberal Arts
    • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities (top 10% TAMU)
  • Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
    • Citations Editor, Journal of Air Law & Commerce
    • Member of ABA National Moot Court Team
    • SMU Moot Court Board

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year for Dallas in Insurance Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2014-2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Texas' Best Lawyers, Woodward/White, Inc., 2014-2017
  • “Go-To Lawyer” in Insurance Law, Texas Lawyer Go-To Guide, 2012
  • "Top Notch" Texas Lawyer Go-To Guide, 2008
  • Elected to the American College of Contractual and Extra-Contractual Counsel, 2013
  • Band 1 "Top Ranked" Leaders in Their Field, Insurance, Chambers USA, 2004-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, US News Best Lawyers, 2006-2014
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2012-2015, 2017
  • Super Lawyers, Thomas Reuters, 2003-2016
  • Texas' Leading Business Lawyers, International Who's Who of Insurance & Reinsurance, 2008
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • AVVO Top rating

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas

 

Mike has extensive experience as an appellate attorney on a wide variety of insurance, commercial and personal injury disputes, with numerous published landmark decisions as appellate counsel.

  • Federal Insurance Co. v. Samsung
  • Zurich Insurance Co. et al. v. Nokia
  • State Farm Fire Cas. Insurance Co. v. Gandy
  • State Farm Insurance Co. v. Johnson
  • Rose v. Doctors Hospital,
  • William M. Mercer v. Woods
  • St. Paul Insurance Co. v. Dal-Worth Tank
  • Christopherson v. Allied Signal Corp. (en banc)
  • Pennsylvania Natl Insurance Co. v. Kittyhawk
  • Dean v. Dean
  • St. Paul Insurance Co. v. Convalescent Services, Inc.
  • Reliance Insurance Co. v. McAfee Taft
  • Argubright v. Beech Aircraft Corp.

  • State Bar of Texas, Insurance Section, Past-Chair and Founding Officer
  • Dallas Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Practice Section, Past-Chair
  • Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Section, Past-Chair and a Founding Officer
  • American Inns of Court, Master, Mack Taylor Inn

MEDIA COVERAGE

September 2013
Executive People On the Move

Dallas Business Journal

July 2013
Texas Lawyer: Newsmakers

Texas Lawyer

ARTICLES

August 2016
Remembering Vail and One of its Architects

Journal of Texas Insurance Law 

January 2016
Insurance Law

Texas Bar Journal

February 2015
Insurance Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions

Dallas Bar Association, Headnotes

January 2015
Insurance Law

Texas Bar Journal

January 2014
Insurance Law: 2013 Year In Review

Texas State Bar Journal

PRESS RELEASES

SPEECHES

March 2017
The Duty to Settle in Texas Dallas Bar Association TIPS section meeting
March 2016
Settlement Without The Carrier: Dealing With Sweetheart Deals and Mary Carter Traps ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar On March 5, 2016, Michael Wallace Huddleston, Chair of the firm’s Insurance Practice Group, will be speaking at the ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee CLE Seminar in Tucson, AZ.
June 2015
Hot Topics in Insurance Law for Health Care Providers Dallas Bar Association In June 2015, Mike Huddleston spoke to the Health Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association regarding Hot Topics in Insurance Law for Health Care Providers.