Michael Weinberg is a founding partner of the firm. Mr. Weinberg is a trial lawyer with over a dozen years of litigation experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation matters, including personal injury, catastrophic injury and wrongful death; automobile and trucking accidents; products liability; workplace injuries, including plant/refinery explosions and chemical releases; Jones Act and other maritime related litigation; commercial litigation; employment litigation; intellectual property litigation and construction litigation. Mr. Weinberg has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients. Mr. Weinberg has also defended businesses and insurers in cases involving several millions of dollars. In addition to litigating cases in and around Harris County (e.g., Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazos County, Galveston County), Mr. Weinberg has litigated cases in dozens of counties throughout the State of Texas. In addition to being licensed to practice in all state courts in Texas, Mr. Weinberg is admitted to practice in all federal district courts in Texas, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In fact, Mr. Weinberg was recently lead counsel in an insurance coverage dispute that was appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Mr. Weinberg formerly practiced with a large Houston trial firm, where he primarily represented product manufacturers in products liability, toxic tort and environmental litigation in cases involving serious injury and death, and later with one of the largest firms in Texas, where he primarily represented clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract, covenants not to compete, business torts, fiduciary duty and shareholder dissolutions/disputes. Since co-founding the firm, Mr. Weinberg has concentrated his practice on the representation of people injured and killed as a result of the negligence and wrongdoing of others. Though the focus of his practice is, and remains with, prosecuting personal injury, catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Weinberg maintains an active and varied trial practice, representing plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of litigation matters. Some of this recent, non-plaintiff's personal injuryexperience is highlighted below:
-Obtained judgment for company that sells and rents diesel, gasoline and electrical driven centrifugal water pumps in breach of contract case against chemical company.
-Successfully represented individuals, vessels and vessel owners in in rem admiralty actions regarding breach of contract, wrongful foreclosure/arrest and declaratory actions (Civil Action No. H-01-2526; Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation v. M/V Angel Wings III In Rem and Bay Van Nguyen, In Personam; In the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division; Civil Action No. H-01-2527; -Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation v. M/V Angel Wings IV In Rem, Bay Van Nguyen, In Personam, Cuc Kim Nguyen, Nhan T. Thach, and Kims' Seafood; In the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division).
-Successfully represented recording artist and company in copyright infringement lawsuit filed in federal court in the Southern District of Texas; Civil Action No. H-03-1861; Priority Records LLC, UMG Recordings, Inc. and Zomba Recording Corporation v. Raymond Thomas, III, d/b/a Exchanging Sounds; In the United States District Court, Southern District of Texas, Houston Division.
-Successfully represented distribution and record label company and principal in lawsuit filed by recording artist over disputed royalty payments and other related disputes. Case dismissed with firm's clients paying nothing to plaintiff, with plaintiff paying firm clients confidential amount on counterclaim.
Represented multiple recording artists, producers and companies in negotiation and drafting of recording agreements, work-for-hire agreements and production agreements.
-Successfully prosecuted breach of contract, negligence, negligent misrepresentation and unfair and fraudulent business practices lawsuit regarding management of low-income, tax credit rental properties.
-Recently obtained three dismissals of breach of contract actions with clients paying nothing to plaintiffs.
Successfully represented company against lawsuit brought by large foreign insurer alleging misrepresentations in connection with procurement of commercial liability policy. The case settled shortly before trial with client having paid fraction of amount requested by insurer-plaintiff.