Michael A. Simpson Practice Areas: Civil Trial Practice: Simpson handles Personal Injury, Product Liability, Insurance Law, Catastrophic Injury, Class Actions, Aviation Law and Wrongful Death Certifications: Michael Simpson is Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Simpson is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
Mike graduated from the University of North Texas (B.B.A., 1974) and Baylor University (J.D., 1977)
Texas, 1977 Simpson was admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas and the Eastern District of Texas
Professional/Civic Associations and Memberships:
Wise County Assistant County Attorney (1978-1979) National Board of Trial Advocacy American Board of Trial Advocates Wise County Bar Association (Secretary, 1980-1991) State Bar of Texas (Chairman, Grievance Committee, District 14-B 1990-1995) Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Directors 1986-1991) The Association of Trial Lawyers of America Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum Board of Directors and Vice President Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce Officer and Member Bridgeport Lions Club Background Information: Mike Simpson was born and raised in Valley Mills, Texas, a small town Northwest of Waco. His family moved to Austin when he was 13 years old. He graduated Austin Reagan in 1970. In 1970, after receiving his draft notice, Mike joined the United States Marine Corps. He qualified for officer candidate school and was then sent to Quantico, Virginia for boot camp and officer training. After officer training, he enrolled in the University of North Texas. He was honorably discharged from the USMC in 1973. Mike attended the University of North Texas (earning a BBA) for his undergraduate studies; he was elected president of the student body his senior year. After graduating from UNT in 1974, Mike attended Baylor Law School where he received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1977. Mike Simpson has practiced law in Wise County since 1977. Mike and his firm have been featured in statewide and national media. His successful defense of Oilman Clayton Munger charged with the murder of his girlfriend is chronicled in Texas Justice by Martana, Red Bandana Publishing. His cases have been noted in other publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Texas Monthly, Texas Lawyer, Dallas Business, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Houston Chronicle and National Law Journal. Mike has authored various legal articles and has been asked to speak at various forums. Throughout his career, Mike has been active member and leader in the local community. He is a member and former officer of the Bridgeport Lions Club and the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce. Simpson is also a member and volunteer on the Steering Committee for Habitat for Humanities of North Texas. Mike has remained highly involved in Bridgeport youth activities, education and sports as a mentor, sponsor and parent. He and his family are members of The First United Methodist Church of Bridgeport. Mike, a licensed and type rated jet pilot, enjoys flying, cattle ranching, fly fishing, hunting, and following his oldest daughter, Michelle, on the Water Skiing Pro Tour. Mike is married to Martine Simpson. They have three daughters, Michelle, Mackenzie, and Maryssa.