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Michael David West

Personal injury Attorney at Pasadena, TX

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    We represent clients to recovery their money damages resulting from another's negligence. This is in automobile, motorcycle, truck, and other injuries they sustained as the result of another's negligence. If you are involved in a car accident, you may benefit from the services of a car accident lawyer, one who knows the dynamics of car crashes and can identify and weigh all the possible factors which may have played a part.

    32 years

  2. Elder law
    28%
    Elder law involves more than just writing a Will. Elder Law includes several subsets of law, including the creation of a Will, estate planning, the legal management of benefits and annuities, to name a few.

  3. Probate
    15%
    We represent clients who have lost loved ones and need to manage the estate. Whether the decedent had a valid Will or not, we can maneuver through the court system to have an administrator or executor appointed.

    27 years

  4. Business
    10%
    We help clients with the creation of businesses, contract development and execution, dissolution of businesses. We also provide help with business transactions such as the transfer of real estate ownership and Mechanic's and Materialman's Liens.

    27 years

  5. General practice
    5%
    General practice attorneys perform a wide range of legal services. A general practice lawyer as a “Jack of all Trades” who can give advice in many legal areas, represent you in common lawsuits and negotiations, and prepare everyday agreements and contracts. If you have a legal issue and aren't sure what type of lawyer should have, contact me.

    32 years

  6. Ethics and professional responsibility
    2%
    We represent clients in claims they have against their previous lawyer for the attorney's malpractice.

    27 years

When I was a boy, my father David was a district judge. I remember watching his trials and being fascinated by them even as a child. However, I later took a deviation on my path and began my career in banking, where I acted as a manager, auditor and commercial loan review assistant vice president. Unfortunately, the banking industry was in pretty poor shape during the 90s so I decided to go back to school and study law like my father. In law school, I discovered that I enjoyed civil litigation quite a bit and that I’d like to center my career around it.

After graduating law school, I accepted a position at an insurance defense firm that had 40 attorneys. I was happy to be doing civil litigation because it was complex and strategic. It comes with a different mentality than criminal or family law and I have always felt that it was a natural fit for me personally. Everyone who knows me knows that I love a challenge. Yet, I knew that I did not want to be a part of large firm forever. I had an aspiration to start my own practice and in 1998 I finally realized my dream.

Now, I use my background to my advantage and take on many commercial and banking litigation cases. One of my most interesting cases was one where I defended a client being sued for making the wrong kind of cheese because he didn’t possess the proper rights to make said cheese. When you work in the field of law, you never know what kinds of cases may come your way and that makes the profession incredibly interesting.

In my cases, I will always push for victory. Settlements can even be victories in and of themselves because with litigation, the outcome is uncertain. The process can make you incredibly anxious and is often costly both with your time and your money. Therefore, I always seek to find the best overall resolution for you but that doesn’t mean I’m not prepared to fight when litigation is warranted.

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Location

West & West LLP
3818 Fox Meadow Ln
Pasadena, TX, 77504-2828

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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
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Michael represented me in a civil matter that could have been decided either for or against me. He studied the facts and applied the law in a very competent, effective way which yielded a positive verdict. I was very pleased with his performance and would recommend his service to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2013
Professional, ethical, honest and hard working attorney
Michael West is an honest person with high standards. He works hard for his clients In a fair and ethical manner. His staff is wonderful and always available to answer questions. Michael's knowledge of the law is outstanding and his legal advise is given in the clients best interest. He looked out for us during a long litigation process. He tries to settle disputes in a simple, realistic way. We would recommend Michael West and staff without hesitation. A plus in all respects!
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Posted by Tabitha | October 15, 2013
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. West is a wonderful lawyer. I always recommend my family and friends to him. He is a very respectful person. Mr. West and his staff handled my case in a timely manner. A difficult time in my life knowing I had a great lawyer on my side made it seem easier.
Posted by Michael | October 15, 2013
Exceptionally excellent attorney
I have the utmost confidence in the firm headed by Michael West. He and his staff have been very responsive to my needs as well as the needs of my colleagues. He has had to continually put up with defamation of character placed upon myself, colleagues of mine and himself in a very reputable manner and I only wish that the "law" would work more favorably in the cases that he has represented myself and my colleague in.
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Posted by anonymous | October 15, 2013
Highly Recommended
I have retained Mr. West's legal services for the past two years. His representation through my divorce and subsequent proceedings have been quite exceptional. His knowledge of law, insight and counsel has been instrumental to me throughout this transitional period. He has earned my complete confidence and sincerest respect. I highly recommend him and his staff at West and West!
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2013
Best attorney in town!
Michael and his staff are great! They have handled several different cases for me, including civil litigation, general business matters, and my Will. I thought West & West was very fair on their pricing, and I got the results I was looking for. I would definitely recommend West & West, and I do often. Thanks again!
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Careless during trial
I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND MICHAEL D. WEST AS AN ATTORNEY. HE WORKED ON A CASE, CLIENT WANTED A TRIAL BY JURY, BUT HE ACCEPTED TRIAL WITH ONLY JUDGE MAKING DECISION. DURING THE COURT PROCEEDING HE DOES NOT BRING THE EXPERTS TO PROVE THE CASE WHICH IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE CASE. CANCELLED THE MAIN CHARGES OF THE CASE, ADVISING CLIENT THAT IT WAS FOR THEIR BENEFIT. LOST THE CASE SINCE THE ESSENTIAL CHARGES WERE CANCELLED FROM THE CASE. LOST A HIGH VALUE SUIT BECAUSE OF THE ABOVE
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AVVO RATING 6.7 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • West & West, LLP
  • 1998 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hays, McConn, RIce &Pickering
  • 1992 - 2017
  • Asst. VP
  • Fist Interstate Bank of Texas
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Banker
  • BancPLus Savings Association
  • 1985 - 1988
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Education

  • A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute
  • 1998
  • South Texas College of Law Houston
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1992
  • Baylor University
  • Bachelor's of Business Administration
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jordan-Lewis Development, LP & Westbound Bank v. American First National Bank & Saiful Karim

Associations

  • Chamber of Pasadena
  • Executive Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

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Pasadena Personal injury Lawyer Michael David West
Michael David West
Personal injury Attorney
Pasadena, TX
Licensed for 31 years