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Michael Burnett
Michael Burnett
100 Congress Avenue
Suite 1300
Austin, TX 78701-2744
Email: Attorney email address mburnett at  
Direct Phone: (512) 435-2315
Fax: (512) 435-2360

Michael Burnett is a partner at the firm who has worked hard to become one of the top family law and civil litigation attorneys. Although he offices in Austin, he is often hired to handle cases for individuals and corporations throughout the state of Texas. His clients have included former Texas Speaker and Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes, UT Austin’s head baseball coach Augie Garrido, Independence Title Company, the Big Texan Restaurant in Amarillo, and the national law firm of Reed Smith, LLP.

Michael received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1991 and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1994. After graduating from law school and before entering private practice, he was a law clerk to Judge Royal Furgeson, United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Michael is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly Magazine and he has also received the highest AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Board Certified in Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Named "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine
AV-Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1991
University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 1994

Licenses and Bar Admissions
State Bar of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
U.S. Federal District Courts: Northern, Southern, and Western Districts

Past Employments
Law Clerk for the Hon. Royal Furgeson, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Partner, Minton, Burton, Foster & Collins

Professional Affiliations/Organizations
Texas Bar Foundation (Fellow)
Texas Bar Association
Standing Committee on Professionalism, State Bar of Texas
Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists
Austin Family Law Advocates
Austin Bar Association
Austin Bar Foundation

Selected Reported Cases
Fish v. Texas Legislative Service, 2012 WL 254613 (Tex. App.-Austin, Jan. 27, 2012)
2800 La Frontera v. City of Round Rock, 2010 WL 143418 (Tex.App.-Austin Jan. 12, 2010)
Byram v. Scott, 2009 WL 1896076 (Tex.App.-Austin July 1, 2009)
Ex parte Reese, 23 S.W.3d 54 (Tex.App.-Austin 2000)
Saenz v. Southern Union Gas Co., 999 S.W.2d 490 (Tex.App.-El Paso 1999)

The Arc of the Capital Area, Ambassador’s Council
Former Board Member, Easter’s Seals of Central Texas
The Admirals Club of Austin
St. David’s Episcopal Church

Texas - 1994

Practice Areas

Family Law