Mr. Northrup is a contributing author to the Texas Torts & Remedies as well as the Texas Litigation Guide for which he has authored chapters on the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, Punitive Damages, Limitation of Actions, the Appellate Record, and Liquor Liability. He also authored Restrictions on Class-Action Attorney-Fee Awards, 46 South Texas Law Review (2005), Per Curiam Disposition The Houston Lawyer, March/April 1990, and Per Curiam Review in the Supreme Court, The Appellate Advocate, Winter 1990.
Mr. Northrup is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Dallas Bar Association, College of the State Bar of Texas, and the Defense Research Institute. He is a former chair of the Appellate Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association. He received his B.S. degree in 1985 from Texas A & M University and his J.D. degree in 1988 from Texas Tech University, where he was a member of Phi Delta Phi. Additionally, he was a recipient of the Houston Bar Foundation’s award for Outstanding Legal Article and was named to the Who’s Who Among Attorneys in America from 1989-90. He was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1988 and is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
News, Publications & Speaking Events
A sample of published opinions in which Mr. Northrup wrote the brief and/or argued:
•Northrup v. Southwestern Bell Tel. Co., 72 S.W.3d 1 (Tex. App. -- Corpus Christi 2001, pet. denied);
•Texas Commerce Bank v. Grizzle, 96 S.W.3d 240 (Tex. 2002);
•Espalin v. Children’s Medical Center, 27 S.W.3d 675 (Tex. App. -- Dallas 2000, no pet. h.);
•St. Paul Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. Dal-Worth Tank Co., 974 S.W.2d 51 (Tex. 1998);
•Greene’s Pressure Testing & Rentals, Inc. v. Flournoy Drilling Co., 113 F.3d 47 (5th Cir. 1997); Pansegrau v. National Union Fire Ins. Co., 23 F.3d 960 (5th Cir. 1994);
•Little v. Smith, 943 S.W.2d 414 (Tex. 1997);
•Cleaver v. George Staton Co. 908 S.W.2d 468 (Tex. App.--Tyler 1995, writ denied);
•Besing v. Vanden Eykel 878 S.W.2d 182 (Tex. App.--Dallas 1994, writ denied);
•Beavers v. Northrop Worldwide Aircraft Servs. 821 S.W.2d 669 (Tex. App.--Amarillo 1991, writ denied);
•First Title Co of Waco v. Garrett 802 S.W.2d 254 (Tex. App.--Waco 1990), aff’d in part, rev’d in part, 860 S.W.2d 74 (Tex. 1993);
•Fogel v. Shoemake 795 S.W.2d 903, rev’d 826 S.W.2d 933 (Tex. 1992).
Awards & Honors
For years 2013-2018, Mike Northrup was listed by Best Lawyers (a Woodward/White, Inc. publication) as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the field of Appellate practice.
For years 2012, 2013, and 2016, Mike Northrup was recognized by D Magazine as one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas in the area of Appellate law.
Since 2003, Mike has been selected by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers as a Texas Super Lawyer in the field of Appellate law.
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
•Member, State Bar of Texas
•Member, Dallas Bar Association
•Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
•Member, Defense Research Institute
•Member, Texas Aggie Bar Association
5.0/5.0 Rated on 10/01/18 in Appellate Practice.
Having dealt with multiple attorneys over the last nine years, I can honestly say that NONE compare to Mike Northrup. He is outstanding. I am hardly alone in this assessment- he has been named to TEXAS SUPER LAWYERS 2003-2018. As a person he has gre... Read more
Having dealt with multiple attorneys over the last nine years, I can honestly say that NONE compare to Mike Northrup. He is outstanding. I am hardly alone in this assessment- he has been named to TEXAS SUPER LAWYERS 2003-2018. As a person he has great integrity. He always gave me his honest opinion as well as the best course of action for my case. He was ALWAYS on top of EVERY DETAIL regarding my case. No deadlines were missed. He’ s the best Appellate Attorney in Dallas in my opinion. Read lessRead less
1.0/5.0 Rated on 03/30/18 in Appellate Practice.
In my opinion, Mr. Northrup's lacks both skills as an attorney, and decency as a person. Despite paying his firm close to $15,000 he still approached me with threats of interest and a lawsuit. To top it off, he tried to intimidate me from leaving thi... Read more
In my opinion, Mr. Northrup's lacks both skills as an attorney, and decency as a person. Despite paying his firm close to $15,000 he still approached me with threats of interest and a lawsuit. To top it off, he tried to intimidate me from leaving this review. I would HIGHLY NOT RECOMMEND his services to anyone. Read lessRead less
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