Michael G. Cosby

Michael G. Cosby

Michael G. Cosby was born in Houston, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Howard Payne University in 1979. After a short stint teaching high school, he received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Baylor University School of Law in 1983 and served as Articles Editor for the Baylor Law Review (1983). Upon graduating from the law school, Mr. Cosby served as a Briefing Attorney for the Supreme Court of Texas (1983-1984) and then practiced with Bracewell & Patterson in Houston until joining this firm in January 1988. His primary areas of practice are Commercial Litigation, Employment Litigation, and Personal Injury Litigation. Additionally, Mr. Cosby serves as a Mediator for both state and federal cases.

Mr. Cosby is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; and U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas.

Mr. Cosby is also a member of the Waco-McLennan County Bar Association, serving as its President for the 2001-2002 term. He has served as the Chairman of the Admissions Committee for the United States District Court, Western District of Texas, Waco Division, and as Chairman of the Board of the McLennan County Dispute Resolution Center. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom at Howard Payne University and as President of the Howard Payne University Alumni Association. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the Baylor Law School, teaching courses in Legal Writing (1994), Federal Courts (1999-2001), and Remedies (2004 – 2009). Mr. Cosby is married with three sons.


Phone:  (254) 297-7300
Fax: (254) 297-7301
E-mail: cosby@pakislaw.com
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Areas of Practice:

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Commercial Litigation
Employment Law – Employee
Employment Law – Employer
Litigation & Appeals
Personal Injury

Bar Admissions:

Texas, 1983
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1985
U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1986
U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1993
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1998

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Federal Courts, Baylor Law School, 1999 – 2001
Legal Writing, Baylor Law School, 1994
Remedies, Baylor Law School, 2004 – 2009


J.D. (Cum Laude), Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas, 1983
B.S. (Cum Laude), Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas, USA, 1979
Major: Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom

Professional Associations and Memberships:

President, Waco – McLennan County Bar Association, 2002
Chairman of the Board, McLennan County Dispute Resolution Center, 2001 – 2002
President, Howard Payne University Alumni Association, 2002

Past Employment Positions:

Bracewell & Patterson, Associate, 1984 – 1988
Texas Supreme Court, Briefing Attorney, 1983 – 1984