Mike proudly represents clients in the civil justice system to obtain fair compensation for injuries or other violations of their rights. Mike grew up in Houston and graduated from high school at Strake Jesuit College Prep. After graduating from Stanford University in 1991, with admission to Phi Beta Kappa, Mike came back home to Texas in 1992 to go to law school and has lived in Austin ever since. Mike earned his law degree from the University of Texas in 1995, graduating in the top 10% of his class, and began his legal career as a briefing attorney for Justice Mack Kidd of the Texas Court of Appeals in Austin from 1995-1996.
After clerking for Judge Kidd, Mike spent the early years of his legal career at large law firms in Austin representing big companies in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. Seeing victims that had been seriously injured and killed weighed heavily on Mike and made him reevaluate the direction of his career. In 2002, Mike founded a law firm with one other attorney to pursue justice for the victims of wrongdoing, and is proud to be continuing his practice with the Edwards Law team to obtain justice for those who have been wronged, particularly in complex wrongful death and serious personal injury cases, including civil rights and product liability cases. Mike is proud to have obtained significant results for numerous clients, including for many mesothelioma victims in the complex asbestos product liability litigation.
Mike is the President-Elect of the Capital Area Trial Lawyers’ Association (CATLA) and will serve as President from July 2017 to July 2018. Mike has also been a member of the CATLA Executive Committee for many years.
Mike is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, the State of Oklahoma, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the United States for the Fifth Circuit, and all United States District Courts sitting in Texas.
Mike and his wife Vanderlyn have been married since 1999, and enjoy Longhorn sports, Astros baseball, and mystery shows and movies.