Michael S. Hull was recently included in the 2001-2002 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, an award recognized by The New York Times, Forbes, and The Washington Post. Mr. Hull has tried more than one thousand jury, non-jury and administrative matters and is Board Certified in Personal Injury and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. His trial experience includes mass tort work in asbestos, breast implant, tobacco, Norplant and Fen-phen litigation, numerous product liability matters, defense of pharmaceutical companies, health insurance carriers, medical negligence, construction disputes, employment issues and numerous administrative matters. Mr. Hull has also drafted legislation, and works on litigation matters that have sensitive political aspects. Further, Mr. Hull has substantial experience managing extremely complex litigation.
Mr. Hull is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Texas Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, the American Bar Association, the Travis County Bar Association, and the State Bar of Texas and is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Since graduating from law school, Mr. Hull has served as Co-Chair of the Texas Young Lawyers Voterís Rights and Registration Committee and as Secretary and Vice-Chair of the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse by appointment from Governor Ann Richards. Mr. Hull has also served as President of the Universal Park Committee, as Chair of the Business Advisory Council of United Cerebral Palsy and received the 1991 John Ben Shepperd Alumni Achievement Award, and as Board Member of the Central Texas Mental Health Board.
Mr. Hull was born in Colorado City, Texas, graduated from Hereford, Texas High School in 1976 and received a B.S. Degree in 1979 from Wayland Baptist University. Mr. Hull played basketball for the Pioneers, and graduated from Texas Tech Law School in 1981. He is married to Mignon McGarry, a legislative Consultant. They have one daughter, Michelle, who was born in January 1997.
She is a founding partner of HULL HENRICKS LLP. She is currently taking a leave of absense from Hull Henricks LLP to serve as Executive Director of the Texas Board of Law Examiners.
Ms. Henricks was a partner in Locke Purnell Rain Harrell and Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP. Ms. Henricks joined the Locke firm in 1998 with Michael S. Hull and other former partners of Maroney, Crowley, Bankston, Richardson & Hull, LLP where she practiced as partner and an associate (1993-1998). Previously, she formed her own firm in Austin, Texas in 1985 and was a partner in the firm of Martin & Henricks from 1986 to 1992. From 1983 to 1985 she served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas where she practiced administrative and trial law, representing Texas state agencies in statewide trial and appellate courts.
Before operation of the State Office of Administrative Hearings, Ms. Henricks conducted approximately 100 hearings as an appointed Administrative Law Judge for numerous state agencies, including the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, the Texas Employees Retirement System and the Texas Racing Commission among others. She was retained as outside hearing counsel for the Texas Board of Vocational Nurse Examiners from 1986 to 1992.
Ms. Henricks is a member of the State Bar of Texas (1981), the Travis County and American Bar Associations, Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and the Texas Bar Foundation. She is former Chair of the Travis County Administrative Law Section, serves on the State Bar Administrative and Public Law Council.† She is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas (1984) and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals (1990). In the Austin community, Ms. Henricks has served as a member of the Austin YMCA Board of Directors since 1987. She received the YMCA Will Miller Volunteer Leadership Award in 1993 and has also served as Board Member and volunteer for the American Institute for Learning, a nationally recognized literacy and alternative education program. Before attending law school she served as a staff member in the Texas State Senate for two legislative sessions.
Ms. Henricks is a graduate of MacArthur High School, Irving, Texas and received a Bachelor of Journalism with Honors and J.D. (1981) from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a student member of Phi Delta Phi. Ms. Henricks has made her home in Austin, Texas since 1973.
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