Michael Massengale is an arbitrator, mediator, and neutral with JAMS. Previously, he served as an appellate justice on the First Court of Appeals in Houston. Justice Massengale has participated in the resolution of thousands of appeals and has written more than 600 signed opinions in a wide range of legal disputes involving commercial and contractual disputes in various industries, including construction, employment, financial services, government, health care, oil and gas, and professional liability.
Before his appointment to the appellate court, Justice Massengale practiced law as a trial partner at Baker Botts. He focused primarily on complex commercial disputes in the areas of commercial, securities, bankruptcy, antitrust, tax and tort litigation, predominantly representing clients in energy-related industries.
Justice Massengale serves by appointment of the Supreme Court of Texas as a commissioner on the Texas Access to Justice Commission, which develops and implements initiatives designed to expand access to, and enhance the quality of, justice in civil legal matters for low-income Texans.