Mike Stewart


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2013, magna cum laude; Order of the Barons; Associate Editor, Houston Law Review

B.A., Humboldt State University, 2006, with honors


Texas, 2013

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas


Mike Stewart concentrates his practice on complex commercial litigation in the oil and gas industry. Mike has significant trial experience and has represented clients in both state and federal court. He frequently handles matters involving complex legal research, discovery disputes, and numerous pre-trial motions.

Apart from his legal training, Mike has extensive experience dealing with pressure-filled situations. Prior to law school, Mike worked in forensic sciences and assisted physicians and investigators in a number of cases, including dozens of high-profile homicides. Whether on a crime scene or in the courtroom, Mike knows details matter when the stakes are high.

Mike frequently writes on legal issues impacting the energy, construction, and technology sectors, and is a co-author of the Texas Practice Series treatise on environmental law. Mike is also active in the legal community and has helped prepare the University of Houston’s Moot Court teams.

Selected Client Representations

  • Representing clients in breach of contract, negligence, and quiet title cases.
  • Resolving various discovery disputes and electronic discovery matters.
  • Prosecuting criminal cases for the City of Houston as a volunteer prosecutor, including trying five jury trials to verdict.


Haynes and Boone Wins Appellate Ruling for Aruba Petroleum

Aruba Petroleum Wins Appellate Ruling in Closely-Watched Nuisance Case

In Parr v. Aruba, a case that has been closely followed by the oil and gas community, a Texas court of appeals on February 1 reversed a $2.9 million judgment against Aruba Petroleum Inc., holding that the plaintiffs failed to establish that the company’s natural gas operations constituted an intentional nuisance.

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