CREDENTIALS

Michael R. Unger

4608 Summerhill Road,
Texarkana, TX 75503
Phone: 903-280-7831
Email: mike@mikeungerlaw.com
EMPLOYMENT
05/2014 – Present        OwnerUnger Law Firm – Texarkana, TX

  • Opened a general civil practice with an emphasis on insurance defense, commercial litigation, business and real estate law
  • Primary attorney responsible for all aspects of matters handled

4/2010 – 05/2014        AssociateJordan Law Firm, LLP – Texarkana, TX

  • Meet with clients and potential clients
  • Investigate factual and legal basis for clients’ cases
  • Litigate cases on behalf of clients
  • Research and draft briefs and memoranda of law
  • Attend hearings, make oral arguments and present evidence at hearings and trials
  • Litigation areas include: probate and trusts, property, commercial, and contracts

8/2004 – 4/2010          Associate Patton Roberts, PLLC. – Texarkana, TX

  • Met with clients and potential clients
  • Investigated factual and legal basis for clients’ cases
  • Litigated cases on behalf of clients
  • Researched and drafted briefs and memoranda of law
  • Attended hearings, made oral arguments and presented evidence at hearings and trials
  • Litigation areas included: probate and trusts, property, contracts, commercial and torts
TRIAL EXPERIENCE
  • Brenda Tarver v. John F. Banks, Cause No. 03C1212-202, in the 202nd District Court of Bowie County, Texas.  The Hon. Leon Pesek, Jr., presiding.  Personal injury.
  • Donna Norvell v. Corrie Calcote and Andy Calcote, Cause No. 04-0848, in the 71st District Court of Harrison County, Texas.  The Hon. Bonnie Leggat, presiding.  Personal injury.
  • Marsha Layton v. Melissa Powell, Cause No. 03C0705-CCL, in the County Court at Law of Bowie County, Texas.  The Hon. Jeff Addison, presiding.  Personal injury.
  • In re the Marriage of Randy Jester and Anna Jester, Cause No. CCL-05-D-735, in the County Court at law of Cass County, Texas.  The Hon. Donnie Dowd, presiding.  Family law/divorce.
  • Ricky Orr v. Herschel Combest, Cause No. CV-05-078, in the District Court of Camp County, Texas.  The Hon. Paul Banner, presiding.  Personal injury.
  • In re Ashley Dustin Fielding, Cause No. 1999–38–2, in the Circuit Court of Miller County, Arkansas, Probate Division.  The late Hon. Jim Hudson, presiding.  Guardianship, with subsequent hearings before the Hon. Joe Griffin in February 2012.
  • H&R Holdings, Inc. v. Texarkana Construction Co., Inc., Jimbo’s Construction Co., and James Brower, Cause No. 07C0093-202, in the 202nd District Court of Bowie County, Texas.  The Hon. Leon F. Pesek, Jr., presiding.  Breach of contract.
  • Tony Wright, Individually and as Successor in Interest to the Estate of Virginia Wright, Deceased v. Judy Ballard, Deceased and The Estate of Judy Ballard, Cause No. 05C1240-202, in the 202nd Judicial District Court of Bowie County, Texas.  The Hon. Paul Banner, presiding.  Partnership/constructive trust.
  • Jan Dansby, Individually and as Ancillary Administrator of the Estate of Wesley R. Dansby, Jr., Deceased, Cause No. CV-2008-160-5, in the Circuit Court of Columbia County, Arkansas.  The Hon. Larry W. Chandler, presiding.  Contest for partition of real property.
  • In the Estate of B. Gene Compton, Deceased, Cause No. PR-2006-208-3, in the Circuit Court of Miller County, Arkansas.  The Hon. Brent Haltom, presiding.  Will contest.
  • In the Estate of Pleas Rollins, Cause No. 40482A-CCL, in the County Court at Law, Bowie County, Texas.  The Hon. Jeff Addison, presiding.  Will contest.
  • Gregory v. Gregory, Cause No. CV2011-2-1, in the Circuit Court of Little River County, Arkansas.  The Hon. Tom Cooper, presiding.  Fraud/constructive trust in real estate.
  • Miller-Bowie Supply Co. v. Roy John McNatt, Cause No. 11C1384-CCL, in the County Court at Law, Bowie County, Texas.  The Hon. Jeff Addison, presiding.  Suit on a sworn account.
  • Dwayne & Aggie Butler v. Tom F. Rose, Jr., Cause No. 2010-641-3, in the Circuit Court of Miller County, Arkansas.  The Hon. Ted Capeheart, presiding.  Fence line/quiet title/acquiescence suit.
  • Katie O. Strange v. Prudential Ins. Co. of America et al, Cause No. 09C0835-CCL, in the County Court at Law of Bowie County, Texas.  The Hon. Jeff Addison, presiding.  Declaratory judgment/interpleader/bad faith insurance.
  • Darrell Larey et ux, et al v. John Walton et ux and Holbert Walton, Cause No. CV2011-0453-1, in the Circuit Court of Miller County, Arkansas.  The Hon. Ted Capeheart, presiding.  Easement/property dispute.
  • Eunice Stafford et al, v. Springhill Land & Timber Co., LLC, et al, Cause No. CV-2007-78-1, in the Circuit Court of Lafayette County, Arkansas.  The Hon. Joe Griffin, presiding.  Trespass, theft of timber, conversion.
  • Frost v. Allsup et al, Cause No. 09-C188, in the 5th Judicial District Court of Cass County, Texas.  The Hon. Ralph K. Burgess, presiding.  Trespass to real property; res judicata; estoppel.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
State Admissions
10/2005:          Louisiana
4/2005:           Arkansas
11/2004:          Texas

Federal Admissions
12/2004:          Eastern District of Texas
5/2005:           Northern District of Texas
6/2005:           Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

Other Professional Associations
2012:             Certified Mediator
2005:             State Bar of Louisiana
2005:             State Bar of Arkansas
2004:             State Bar of Texas

EDUCATION
8/2001 – 5/2004:         Texas Wesleyan University School of Law – Fort Worth, TX

  • Juris Doctor degree
  • Mock Trial Team – 2003 – 2004
  • Moot Court Honor Society – 2002 – 2004
  • Phi Delta Phi (designated honor fraternity)
  • Order of Barristers

9/1990 – 12/1994:       Texas A&M University – College Station, TX

  • Bachelor of Arts in History conferred cum laude
  • Minor in German
PERSONAL
  • Rotary Exchange Student, Bavaria, Germany (1988 – 1989)
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (11/1987)
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