Haynes and Boone, LLP Partner Michael J. Mazzone has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout Texas.
Selection as a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is restricted to members of the State Bar of Texas. Only one-third of one percent of State Bar members are invited to become fellows. Election is a mark of distinction and recognition of Mazzone’s contributions to the legal profession.
At the firm, Mazzone is a member of the Litigation Practice Group in Houston. Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mazzone is an accomplished trial lawyer who has tried jury cases against prominent trial lawyers in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico, and has handled cases pending in courts in North Dakota, Mississippi and Montana. He represents energy companies in environmental contamination, indemnity and toxic tort cases. Mazzone also represents parties in construction litigation/arbitration as well as real estate disputes.
Outside of his practice, Mazzone taught in the trial advocacy program at the University of Houston Law School as an adjunct professor of law for five years, and he has served on the editorial board of The Houston Lawyer, a publication of the Houston Bar Association. He also oversees the firm’s Volunteer Prosecutors Program in which lawyers in the firm try misdemeanor jury trials for the cities of Houston and Arlington.