Michael L. Peck

Partner, Fort Worth Texas

Michael L. Peck

Partner, Fort Worth Office

T: (817) 332-1391  |  F: (817) 870-2427  |  E: mpeck@brownproctor.com  |  V-Card

Michael Peck was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas.  His practice encompasses all areas of civil litigation including trial work, particularly the areas of construction, personal injury, commercial, and transportation.  He has served as first chair trial and appellate counsel in federal and state courts across Texas.  Michael has been active in Fort Worth and has served on the boards of the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, the Youth Sports Council of Fort Worth, Ballet Concerto, the Paschal High School Alumni Association, and the Paschal High School Enrichment Foundation.  He is the past president of the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, the current president of the Paschal High School Alumni Association, and serves on the steering and selection committees of the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award.

Michael also serves as a Southwestern University Class Agent for the class of 1991, and previously served on Southwestern University’s Athletic Hall of Fame Committee.

Michael has volunteered as a coach for the YMCA and at University Little League.  Michael has consistently been named a Top Attorney in Fort Worth Texas Magazine, as well as a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly, and a Top Attorney by 360 West Magazine.  He is a Master Emeritus in the Eldon Mahon Inn of Court.

Michael received his J.D. Degree from the University of Texas Law School in Austin and his B.A. Degree Cum Laude from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.  Upon his graduation from law school in 1995, Michael began working at Brown Proctor where he has remained to the present.

Areas of Practice

Civil Trial and Appeals
Business and Commercial
Business Formation
Construction
Employment
Personal Injury
Professional Malpractice
Insurance
Transportation

Honors and Awards

Eldon Mahon Inn of Court, Master Emeritus
Texas Rising Star, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2006 – 2010
Top Attorneys in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine
Top Attorney 360 West Magazine
America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators (Northern Texas)

Bar Admissions

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas Foundation
Tarrant County Bar Association
Tarrant County Bar Foundation
National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel (NARTC)

Education

The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas
J.D., 1995

Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
B.A., 1991 (Political Science)
Honors:
Cum Laude
N.A.I.A. Baseball Academic All American
Southwestern University Athletic Hall of Honor (Baseball)

Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
Honors:
Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll (Baseball)

Other Legal Employment

Texas Hospital Association, Law Clerk, 1993 – 1995

Community Activities

Paschal High School Athletic Booster Club

Paschal High School Alumni Association President 2015 to present

Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, Board Member 2004 to present;
Treasurer 2010 – 2011; President 2012 – 2013

Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award Steering and Selection Committees (2017 – present)

Southwestern University Class of 1991, Class agent (present)

Southwestern University Athletic Hall of Fame Committee
2001 – 2009

Ballet Concerto of Fort Worth, Vice-President, 1997 – 2001;
Board of Directors, 1996 – 2001

Youth Sports Council of Fort Worth, former Board Member

University Little League, Regular Season and Postseason Manager

YMCA Coach (various sports)

Member: First Presbyterian Church (Fort Worth, Texas)

Representative Cases

I.E. Com, Ltd. v. Peeler, 2020 WL 3424913
(Tex. App. – Dallas 2020, n.p.h.)

Indemnity Ins. Co. of North America v.
BNSF Railway Co., 2017 WL 5075929
(E.D. Tex. 2017)

Wright v. Weaver, 681 F.Supp.786 (E.D. Tex. 2010)

Danko v. Union Pacific R. Co. 2007 WL 1854059
(N.D. Tex. 2007)

Aero DFW, LP v. Swanson, 2007 WL 704911
(Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2007, no pet.)

Tex. Mutual Ins. Co. v. Surety Bank, N.A.
156 S.W.3d 125 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2005, no pet).

Fitzpatrick v. Copeland, 80 S.W.3d 297 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth
2002, pet. denied)

Fraternities

Alpha Chi
Pi Sigma Alpha

Please feel free to contact us at (817) 332-1391 in Fort Worth or (713) 275-2192 in Houston to discuss your legal needs.

Brown, Proctor & Howell, LLP, a  law firm concentrating on highly complex litigation and negotiation, originated in 1922 with the partnership of two prominent north Texas attorneys, Jesse M. Brown and Sidney Samuels.  Today our lawyers handle multi-million dollar cases from our offices in Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin Texas. For more than 90 years, we have provided clients with the highest level of expertise and professionalism. All named partners are rated  as  AV Preeminent®, the highest level of professional excellence awarded by their legal peers, as established through the 2012 Martindale Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings.™