Michael A. Samaniego

Attorney

“Early in my career, I learned that there is no greater purpose and honor in life than to help others who are going through a tough time in their lives. I dedicated myself to fighting for what is right and ensuring justice is served for our clients.”

 

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Biography

Michael Samaniego is a proud advocate of everyday people. He was born in El Paso, Texas, and is a second-generation Mexican American. He graduated from the University of Texas in El Paso, serving as president of the Chicano Pre-Law Society and captain of the Rugby team.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics, Michael studied at Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas. He was an editor at the Texas Tech Law Review and authored an article titled “Driving into Trouble: How State Multidistrict Litigation Procedures Can Steer Plaintiffs into Federal Court.”

Michael also exemplified his ability to represent clients by zealously participating in law school advocacy competitions. Michael was the highest-ranked advocate in competition standings in his law school class. He won a mock trial and moot court championship, the ABA National Arbitration Championship, and was recognized as an outstanding advocate in three competitions.

For his achievements, Michael was inducted into the Order of Barristers, a nationally recognized society for top graduates who excelled in advocacy. While in law school, Michael was awarded a Grade Distinction Award for Legal Writing and Depositions and was a summer clerk for the Honorable David Briones at the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

After graduating from law school with honors, Michael worked as a tax controversy attorney and represented small and medium-sized businesses against federal, state, and local tax authorities. As a tax controversy attorney, Michael successfully represented multiple clients in tax audits and sustained millions of dollars in benefits for his clients.

As a bilingual attorney, Michael has always focused on providing the best representation for needy people. He demonstrates his commitment to public service by volunteering his time to various important causes, including CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Innocence Project of Texas, and Las Americas Immigration Advocacy Center. In 2019, the State Bar of Texas Pro-Bono College recognized Michael for donating more than fifty hours of free legal services annually.

Since Michael is not a native Houstonian, he spends his free time exploring the city and learning more about its unique culture. He is excited to continue learning more about Houston and the great people who live here.

Michael is part of the Williams Hart & Boundas personal injury team representing people who have been seriously injured by the negligence of others. Williams Hart & Boundas is proud to have attorneys who are passionate about client advocacy and quality representation.

Trial Accomplishments

  • $900,000 jury verdict against Tyson Chicken for a shoulder injury an employee suffered when he slipped on ice that was negligently dropped on the floor.
  • $140,000 jury verdict for individual who was rearended by driver of a company vehicle (medical expenses totaled less than $34,000).
  • $341,000 jury verdict for individual injured while at work (medical expenses totaled less than $9,500).
  • $480,000 jury verdict for individual struck by a driver who ran a red light. 

Notable Settlements

  • $1,610,000 settlement in a trucking accident that resulted in a wrongful death.
  • $1,000,000 settlement for individual injured in an oilfield accident.
  • $420,000 settlement for individual injured in an elevator.
  • $300,000 settlement for passenger injured in a UTV accident.

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LICENSED TO PRACTICE

  • State of Texas
  • U.S. Southern District of Texas

EDUCATION

Texas Tech University School of Law

Lubbock, Texas

Juris Doctor, cum laude

  • Editor of the Texas Tech Law Review Vol. 53

  • Member of the Order of Barristers

  • George W. and Sarah H. Dupree Award, For Outstanding Achievement in Law School

  • Grade Distinction Award, Legal Writing and Depositions

University of Texas at El Paso

El Paso, Texas

Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics, 2015

  • Chicano Pre-Law Society, President 
  • Varsity Rugby Team, Captain

 

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • Texas State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas Pro-Bono College
  • Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
  • Innocence Project of Texas
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)

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BILLIONS WON FOR OUR CLIENTS.

Every day, people suffer life-threatening injuries through no fault of their own. At Williams Hart & Boundas, we are passionate about helping victims of negligence recover compensation for their pain, inability to work, and loss of income after a traumatic accident. Our knowledgeable attorneys and staff offer decades of experience handling difficult and complex cases with integrity, perseverance, and respect for the law. Whether you’re facing an individual or a powerful corporation, we are ready to confront the most challenging of opponents.