Following graduation from Florida Atlantic University, Mr. Sprain worked for Dr. M. Alexander Gabrielsen, a leading expert in aquatic injuries. He was accepted to practice law by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas on November 4, 1994. Mr. Sprain began career as an attorney in Houston, Texas participating in all aspects of commercial, personal injury, and tort cases from pre-suit to trial. In February, 1999, he formed the Sprain Law Firm, P.C. to represent individuals involved in Personal Injury, Social Security, and Texas Workers’ Compensation cases. In 2004, Mr. Sprain became Board Certified by the Texas Legal Board of Legal Specialization in Workers’ Compensation. Michael L. Sprain has earned a reputation representing injured workers in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims. Mr. Sprain’s strong values and commitment to his clients allows him to achieve the results his clients expect and deserve. He has vast experience in workers’ compensation claims from handling Benefit Review Conferences (BRCs), Contested Case Hearings (CCHs), Appeals to the Texas Workers’ Compensation Appeals Panel to Judicial Review. Mr. Sprain also has experience handling medical disputes before the State Offices of Administrative Hearings (SOAH) and Judicial Review of SOAH hearings. He has a proven record of handling complex disputed cases from inception through completion. Mr. Sprain and his wife have three children.
J.D. Degree, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida (1994)
Bachelor of Business Administration, Florida Atlantic University, Florida (1988)
Associate of Arts, University Of Minnesota, Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota (1985)
Fellow, College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Former Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Texas
Former Co-Chair of the Advanced Workers’ Compensation Law Course.
Former Co-Director, Kids’ Chance of Texas
Former Member of Kids’ Chance of Texas Scholarship Committee
Former Member of Kids’ Chance of Texas Fundraising Committee
Former Member of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Attorney
Advisory Committee – Workers’ Compensation
Former member of the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’
Compensation Round Table Advisory Committee
Former Vice Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Texas American Bar Association
Former Member of the Texas Young Lawyers Association
Former Member of the Houston Young Lawyers Association
Former Planning Committee Member of the Advanced Workers’ Compensation Law Course
Member of the National Football League Players’ Association Worker’s Compensation Panel
Member of the Professional Hockey Players Association Worker’s Compensation Panel.
Member of the Houston Bar Association
Member of the Texas Bar Association
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas
Member of the Committee on Pattern Jury Charges – General Negligence Intentional Personal Torts and Worker’s Compensation
Michael L. Sprain has written extensively on work related injuries and routinely speaks on Texas Workers’ Compensation, Longshore, and DBA claims.