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P. Michael Jung

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Dallas

901 Main Street
Suite 6000
Dallas, TX 75202
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Fax: 214.659.4022
Education
J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1979
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1975, S.B. degrees, (Mathematics; Earth and Planetary Sciences)
State Bar Licenses
Texas
Court Admissions
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., N.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., S.D. of Texas
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
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P. Michael Jung

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P. Michael Jung serves as Chair of Clark Hill Strasburger's Appellate and Infrastructure & Land Use practices and is an active member of the firm's Governmental Law industry team. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and has been honored with many awards for his exceptional work in appellate law.

Michael is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

EXPERIENCE

Michael Jung has over 37 years' experience in appellate and law-intensive trial court litigation in state and federal courts. He has argued more than 210 cases on appeal, including 23 cases in the Supreme Court of Texas, 81 cases in the Dallas Court of Appeals, and 38 cases in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has handled over 480 appellate cases in whole or in part.

Michael has also represented a wide range of governmental entities, including school districts, cities, counties, and other units of local government, as well as private clients in their dealings with those entities. He has represented numerous clients in zoning and land use matters pending before municipal authorities and courts, and has handled several election law matters relating to partisan and non-partisan elections.

RECENT APPELLATE EXPERIENCE

RECENT GOVERNMENTAL LAW EXPERIENCE

  • Service as Board Attorney for Dallas County Schools, a county school district providing transportation and other services to independent school districts in Dallas County and elsewhere
  • Representation of the City of Farmers Branch in litigation concerning its ordinances restricting rental housing for illegal immigrants
  • Representation of a political action committee opposing public funding of the Dallas convention center hotel
  • Successful representation of the City of Brownsville Public Utilities Board in appellate litigation concerning a power plant purchase
  • Successful representation of the Dallas County Community College District in class action litigation challenging assessment and collection of technology fees and increased student services fees
  • Successful representation of the Dallas Housing Authority in litigation challenging construction of public housing in far North Dallas
  • Successful representation of the City of Sherman in litigation concerning a proposed initiative petition regarding solid waste franchises
  • Successful representation of citizens of Garland seeking to force a City Council election
  • Representation of the Dallas Independent School District in multi-decade school desegregation litigation

ORAL ARGUMENTS

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APPELLATE BRIEFS

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Publications

  • Appellate, civil procedure, evidence, land use, and tort law presentations for the following organizations:
    • University of Texas School of Law (1994-96, 2004, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016);
    • Dallas Bar Association Governmental Law Section (2014);
    • State Bar of Texas (1985, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1997-2002, 2006, 2010);
    • CLE International (2010);
    • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (2009);
    • Collin County Bar Association Appellate Section (2007);
    • Dallas Bar Association Appellate Law Section (1995, 2006);
    • Tarrant County Bar Association Appellate Law Section (2003);
    • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (1988, 1992-96, 2000).
  • What the Judge had for Breakfast May Actually Matter, Strasburger's Trial & Error Blog (May, 2017)
  • Can I Trade the Station Wagon? The Acceptance-of-Benefits Doctrine, Strasburger's Trial & Error Blog (February 2017)
  • John Roberts and the Supremes: the 2015-16 Greatest Hits, Strasburger's Trial & Error Blog (July 2016)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Update, 26th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals, (June 2016)
  • Nonsuits of Remaining Claims: The Fifth Circuit's Bermuda Triangle, Strasburger's Trial & Error Blog (March 2016)
  • The Lege Rocks Our World About Net Worth Discovery, Strasburger Trial & Error Blog (August 2015)
  • U.S. Supreme Court Update, 25th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals (June 2015)
  • Enforcement of Judgments Against Local Government - A Practical Guide to Collecting from Local Sovereigns, Dallas Bar Association Governmental Law Section (2014)
  • Special Problems in Eminent Domain Appeals, Eminent Domain Institute (2010)
  • The Top Ten Traps for Trial Lawyers on Appeal, State Bar of Texas Advanced Personal Injury Course (2010)
  • Effective Appellate Advocacy - The Appellant's Viewpoint, Collin County Bar Association Appellate Section (2007)
  • Appellate Relief, State Bar of Texas Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Course (2006)
  • Settlement Pending Appeal, Dallas/Tarrant County Bar Association Joint Appellate Seminar (2003)

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Awards/Achievements
Named among Best Lawyers in America - Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Land Use and Zoning Law sections by Best Lawyers (2007-2019)
Named among Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine (2017-2018)
Recognized as Lawyer of the Year - Dallas Administrative/Regulatory Law by Best Lawyers (2015)
Named among Best Lawyers in Dallas by Best Lawyers (2001-2016)
Named among America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Appellate by Chambers USA (2006-2018)
Named Texas Super Lawyer - Appellate by Thomson Reuters (2003-2017) appeared on its Top 100 in Texas (2003-2017) and Top 10 (2010-2012) in Texas special editions
Texas Association of Defense Counsel, President's Award (1992, 1997)
Memberships
Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Amicus Curiae Committee (1986-1997) former Chairman (1991-1997), Regional Vice-President (1993-1995), Administrative Vice-President (1995-1997)
State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit, Member
Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Law Section, former Chairman (1995), Governmental Law Section
Dallas City Plan and Zoning Commission, Member (1987-1989, 1991, 2015-present)
Dallas Charter Review Commission, Member (2002-2003)
Dallas Zoning Ordinance Committee, Member (1985-2005)
forwardDallas!, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee Member (2004-2006)
Dallas Ethics Review Task Force, Member (1999)
Texas Land Conservancy, Immediate Past President, Board of Directors
White Rock Neighborhood Association, President
White Rock Lake Task Force, Chairman
Texas Creative Problem Solving Organization, Executive Board of Directors
White Rock Lake Museum, Secretary
Texas Neighborhoods Together, Variety of leadership positions,¾including President
Dallas Homeowners League, Variety of leadership positions,¾including President
Friends of Fair Park, Board of Directors
King of Glory Lutheran Church, Variety of leadership positions, including as Council President
Law Clerk to Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (1979-1980), Computer simulation for Space Shuttle reentry guidance system, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. (1975-1976)
Practice Areas
Municipal LawReal Estate
Areas of Emphasis
Appellate
Industries
Energy & Utilities