Press Release

Haynes and Boone, LLP Celebrates Michael Boone's Induction into Texas Business Hall of Fame

April 09, 2024

Haynes and Boone, LLP is pleased to announce Michael Boone has been selected for induction into the prestigious Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF) as part of the Class of 2024. This recognition is a testament to the firm's remarkable achievements in the legal industry and its unwavering commitment to public service and civic involvement.

Mr. Boone is among a group of distinguished luminaries, including Airbnb Co-Founder Joe Gebbia, NBA Hall of Famer David Robinson and Taylor Sheridan, the mind behind television hits like “Yellowstone” and “Sons of Anarchy.” The list also includes M1 Support Service Co-Founder Kathleen Hildreth and EnCap Investments Co-Founder David B. Miller.

"I am immensely grateful to be recognized with this class of distinguished inductees who also believe in our profound responsibility as business leaders to drive positive change and create lasting value," Boone said. "My hall of fame recognition speaks to the efforts of the people of Haynes Boone who over many years have made it not just a great law firm, but also a truly impactful organization for civic good."

Boone and his mentor Richard Haynes co-founded the two-man firm in 1970. It has since grown to more than 700 lawyers across 19 offices spanning four countries. In 2010, the Texas Lawyer Magazine selected him as one of the 25 greatest Texas lawyers of the past quarter century. A year later, The American Lawyer magazine selected Mr. Boone for the Distinguished Law Firm Leader Award in recognition of the firm’s growth, professional achievements, teamwork culture and steadfast commitment to public service.

He is widely known for his personal devotion to community involvement, especially improving education. Toward that end, he has served as president of the Highland Park School Board, chaired the board of trustees at his alma mater S.M.U. and has been a leader in Preston Road Church of Christ in Dallas. In 2019, the Highland Park School District named an elementary school after him. With a strong dedication to community service, last year the firm's attorneys volunteered more than 15,000 pro bono hours, totaling nearly $12 million in legal services.

Since 1982, TBHF has honored the exemplary business and philanthropic efforts of outstanding business leaders across the state. Each year, the foundation selects a select group of individuals who have demonstrated unparalleled commitment to enterprise, excellence and community service.

In a prepared statement, TBHF Chairman of the Board David Huntley said, “The class of 2024 Inductees represents not only exceptional entrepreneurs but individuals who have leveraged their success to transform lives far outside the scope of their industries. Their servant leadership is the distinction of this award and what makes the honor so special—the combination of transformational economic impact and the wanting to use that impact to make the world better.”

The Class of 2024 will be honored at an induction dinner in Dallas on Nov. 13, 2024.

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