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Michael Barbee | Managing Partner

[email protected] | 214.446.6023 |

Michael Barbee is a dynamic litigator with a diverse practice in commercial litigation and intellectual property law. Clients count on him to resolve business and intellectual property disputes of varying complexity in Texas state courts and federal courts throughout the country. He’s highly regarded for his careful preparation, strategic thinking, and relentless advocacy for clients.

Michael’s been selected to D Magazine’s Best Lawyers Under 40 list, published in Law360, quoted by Bloomberg, and named a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. He also serves on the board of the nonprofit organization Equal Heart. Michael graduated magna cum laude from The University of Mississippi School of Law and received a BS in industrial and systems engineering from Mississippi State University.


JD, magna cum laude, The University of Mississippi School of Law
• Executive Articles Editor, Mississippi Law Journal
BS, Mississippi State University


State Bar of Texas
US Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
US District Court, Northern District of Texas
US District Court, Southern District of Texas
US District Court, Eastern District of Texas
US District Court, Western District of Texas


Texas Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, Intellectual Property Litigation (2019 – 2024)
Best Lawyers Under 40 by D Magazine, Litigation (2021)

Prior Experience

Griffith Bates Champion & Harper LLP (now Harper & Bates LLP)
Klemchuk LLP


State Bar of Texas
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers


Equal Heart, Board Member


Crafting Tailored Protective Orders for Early Entry, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes
DTSA’s Reach Extended through Continuing Misappropriation
, Law360’s Expert Analysis
Staying out of Treble Trouble: Clues from Samsung Case, Law360’s Expert Analysis
Trade Secret Forum Shopping: DTSA vs. Texas UTSA, Law360’s Expert Analysis
Trademark Year in Review 2016, CAIL 54th Conference on IP Law
The New Frontier of Federal Trade Secrets Law, CAIL 54th Conference on IP Law