J. Michael Tibbals

J. Michael Tibbals


  • Business Law
  • Real Estate and Business Litigation


  • Arter & Hadden LLP, Firm Executive Committee
  • Arter & Hadden LLP, Chair, Dallas Litigation Section, 1995-2002
  • Practice focuses on Business Law with emphasis on representation of entrepreneurs in acquisition and business transactions
  • Representative clients include a broad range from NYSE & NASDAQ companies to individual entrepreneurs and investors
  • Represented Hong Kong oil & gas Lender in lien priority litigation.
  • Represented issuers of publicly traded stock in litigation with shareholders.
  • Counsel for internet service and cable television companies in Telecommunications Act litigation and transactions
  • Counsel for Infomart in $120,000,000.00 litigation
  • Purchaser representation in acquisitions of beverage manufacturer, insurance agencies, staffing firm, real estate, telecommunications and publishing businesses.
  • Local counsel for defense of Lanham Act claims against software technology group
  • Counsel for Radio Broadcasting Network and telecommunication tower network in acquisitions and litigation
  • Counsel for National Banks in stock sales and litigation
  • Won multimillion dollar jury verdict for real estate developer in construction and insurance litigation
  • Insurance defense litigation for GM and other businesses in class action and general commercial liability claims


  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Board of Directors; Dallas Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Life Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Texas Land Title Association
  • Texas Association of Bank Counsel
  • Commissioner for Condemnation; US Highway 75 R.O.W.; Central Expressway, Dallas, Tx
  • College of State Bar of Texas
  • Board of Advisors, Baylor Law Alumni Association
  • Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the DeBusk Foundation
  • Vice President, Wylie ISD Education Foundation
  • Board of Trustees, Park Cities Historic & Preservation Society


  • Baylor University (J.D., 1972)
  • Baylor University (B.A., 1970)
  • Admitted to Practice U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas