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​Dallas Attorney Michael Alfred has experience in a wide variety of civil litigation matters in federal and state courts, both at the trial and appellate levels, and in arbitrations. Although having a broad litigation background, Mr. Alfred’s practice is focused on business and commercial litigation, including matters involving breach of contract, partnership and shareholder disputes, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, copyright and trademark infringement, breach of fiduciary duties, and requests for injunctive relief.

Additionally, Michael has extensive experience handling complex construction and real estate litigation on issues related to residential and commercial construction contracts, mechanic’s liens, surety bonds, property disputes, and condemnation proceedings. Michael further has over a decade’s worth of experience representing homeowners’ associations, condominium associations, and individual owners with respect to the interpretation, drafting, and/or enforcement of restrictive covenants, declarations, and/or bylaws.

Michael has also successfully represented physicians, physician-practice groups, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and ancillary health care providers on issues related to physician partner and shareholder disputes, physician non-competition, non-disclosure, and/or non-solicitation agreements, collection matters, and representing physicians before the Texas Medical Board.

Additionally, Michael represents national insurance and annuity companies involving structured settlement beneficiary disputes, and the attempted transfer of structured settlement payment rights.

Practice Areas
  • Litigation
Education
  • ​Southern Methodist University of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2000
    • Law Review
    • Order of the Coif

  • The University of Texas, B.A. in History, Minor in Business, 1995
Admissions
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court - All Districts of Texas
  • Badge 1
  • Badge 2

Distinctions & Certifications

  • Martindale-Hubbell, BV Distinguished, Peer Review Rated
  • Selected to Texas Super Lawyers - Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters, 2011
  • Law clerk for the Honorable John McBryde, United States Distric Court, Northern District of Texas, Fort Worth Division, 2000-2001

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association

Publications & Speeches

  • Publications: Trying to Level the Playing Field: Management’s Entitlement to Economic Damages Resulting from Illegal Labor Strikes, 65 J.A.L.C. 139 (Winter, 1999)
  • Speaker at the 2016 Texas Associate of Defense Counsel’s Winter Meeting on the subject of Developing Non-Compete Law in Texas