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Michael Tristan focuses his practice on disputes involving a variety of complex commercial transactions, with an emphasis on oil, gas, and other energy-related matters.

Named among the top firms in Texas for Commercial Litigation in Chambers USA 2020 by Chambers and Partners

Recognized as a “Recommended Litigation Firm” in Texas in Benchmark: Litigation, The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Firms and Attorneys

Received a national first-tier ranking for Commercial Litigation in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2020

Honors & Affiliations


  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Business Litigation), 2010-2011, 2016-2018


  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 2004, The University of Texas School of Law
  • B.B.A., 2000, Texas Tech University


  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas