Michael Massengale is a private arbitrator and legal consultant, working in Houston, Texas. For over nine years he served as an appellate judge on the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas, authoring over 600 signed opinions. He is also a former trial partner of Baker Botts LLP, where he specialized in commercial litigation involving corporate mergers and acquisitions, fraudulent transfers, securities fraud, and antitrust. He has also tried a number of personal injury and property damage lawsuits to jury verdicts.
After law school, Massengale clerked for Judge Harold R. DeMoss, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Among other civic and professional activities, Massengale serves by appointment on the Texas Access to Justice Commission and as a senior judicial advisor to the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth & Families.