Michael Cosby
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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, Personal Injury Litigation and Health Care Law.  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) and Federal Courts (1998-2000).  Mr. Cosby is married with three sons.

Areas of Practice

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

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

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

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas
    • B.S. - 1979
    • Honors: cum laude

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Federal Courts, Baylor Law School, 1999 to 2001
  • Adjunct Professor, Legal Writing, Baylor Law School, 1994
  • Adjunct Professor, Remedies, Baylor Law School, 2004 to 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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