Mr. Michael Piersen Hutchens

Mr. Michael Piersen Hutchens: Attorney with Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC


Most employment lawyers start a discussion by telling clients what they can't do. I prefer to solve client problems by first asking clients what they want to do.


Michael’s primary area of practice includes representation of management in matters involving labor, personnel, governmental relations and employee benefits, as well as general business litigation. His clients range in size from sole proprietorships to publicly traded companies.

Awards & Recognitions

Named a “Rising Star” for 2006 and 2007. Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star edition is a Thompson-Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly.

Recognized as a Top Attorney - Labor & Employment (Employer) by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 2003-2006, 2011-2013, 2016-2018

Recognized as a Top Attorney by 360West Magazine 2018

American Jurisprudence Award, Torts (1991)


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Areas of Practice (4)

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Law
  • Litigation
  • Labor & Employment

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
817-878-0563  Phone
817.878.0501  Fax
University Attended:
Southern Methodist University, B.S., Economics With Finance Applications, 1989
Law School Attended:
Southern Methodist University School of Law, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1994
Year of First Admission:
1996, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 2001, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; 1998, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1999, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; 1994, Texas

Associations & Memberships

Tarrant County Bar Association

Reported Cases:
Reported Opinions: Honorable v. American Wyott Corp., 11 P.3d 928 (Wyo. 2000).; Pierson v. SMS Financial II, L.L.C., 959 S.W.2d 343 (Tex.App.-Texarkana 1998, no pet.)
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

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Fort Worth, Texas

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