Michael F. Pezzulli is an Accomplished, Board-Certified Dallas Trial Lawyer Known for Winning Record-Setting Verdicts in Courtrooms Across Texas
Founded in 1980, his law practice is devoted to high-stakes litigation including family law, product liability law, complex business and commercial lawsuits, personal injury lawsuits, and defending the rights of victims of abuse.
As a seasoned first-chair trial lawyer with an outstanding reputation, it is not uncommon for other lawyers to call Michael Pezzulli to step in to try a particularly contentious case. Attorneys who find themselves as defendants in a lawsuit also call on Pezzulli to protect them. The dynamics of a case have even been known to shift when the opposition learns they will face Michael Pezzulli.
Michael Pezzulli is also a qualified mediator in the state of Texas. He will leverage decades of experience successfully negotiating hundreds of disputes to maximize your position, if settlement is your best option.
When you hire an attorney who is board certified, you can be confident your attorney is exceptionally qualified to serve you at the highest level. Fewer than 1% of Texas attorneys have met the stringent requirements for board certification in Civil Trial Law, which include character screening, intense coursework, passing a rigorous exam, and re-certifying every 5 years. Michael Pezzulli has not only been Board Certified in Civil Trial Law since 1986, he has also served as an Examiner for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization Examiner, writing curriculum and proctoring exams.Practice Areas
Pezzulli is a powerful advocate for clients with any kind of civil lawsuit. He will meet with you by phone or at his office to hear the details of your case and offer a realistic assessment of your options. To schedule your consultation, call our office or complete the form below.Divorce & Family Law
Michael Pezzulli is a compassionate but tough advocate for your family in and out of the courtroom. If you’re considering filing for divorce or appealing a family law matter, and have questions about how child custody, child support, and division of property might be handled in a Texas divorce, he will meet with you in a confidential consultation at no charge. Many families choose the collaborative divorce option, where the terms are negotiated in a neutral setting with an attorney advocating for each party. Collaborative divorce can resolve many cases efficiently, with emotions and costs kept to a minimum. However, when litigation is the best option, you can rest assured that Pezzulli’s success in cases involving high-income divorce, asset division, child abuse, infidelity and family violence makes him a smart choice to defend you.Mediation
Legal mediation, an “alternative dispute resolution” method, is a process allowing two parties with any type of civil dispute to come to a legal agreement outside of a courtroom. Instead of a costly, drawn-out courtroom battle, the two parties can come to an agreement within a matter of hours. Mediation has been shown to have an overall settlement rate of 83%,1 much higher than the national courtroom settlement rate of 60%.2
The Law Office of Michael F. Pezzulli is a boutique civil law firm assisting individuals, business owners, corporations, and institutions in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and across Texas with a broad range of civil lawsuits and appeals. Dallas trial lawyer Michael Pezzulli has been honored many times over for his litigation expertise. If you need representation or advice about matters relating to accidents and injuries, negligence, divorce, creditor and debtor disputes, commercial, banking, real estate and mortgage disputes, professional malpractice, deceptive trade practices act, he will listen to your needs and offer a realistic assessment of your options. He is a powerful advocate in state and federal courts, with a gift for storytelling that paints a vivid picture of your case for jurors and judges.Real Estate Litigation
Michael Pezzulli has assisted over a hundred clients with a diverse range of real estate lawsuits. He has represented banks in foreclosures on high-value commercial projects, and individuals foreclosing on their homes. He has tried disputes over real estate commissions, breaches of fiduciary duty, and breaches of contract on multi-million-dollar condominium projects, with highly favorable outcomes. Pezzulli has also litigated cases involving restrictions and constraints imposed by CCR’s (Conditions, Covenants and Restrictions); governmental restrictions upon land and improvements to land, including zoning restrictions to obtaining and keeping 1-d-1 agricultural exemptions; eminent domain; and governmental taking of private property. For more than a decade, Michael Pezzulli was the go-to speaker for the State Bar of Texas on the topic of Real Estate Foreclosure Litigation. His deep expertise in real estate law and case history gives him a competitive edge in any legal proceeding. You can find one of his papers on Real Estate and Uniform Commercial Code Litigation here.Personal Injury
A workplace injury or catastrophic accident can change the course of your life in an instant. You may be facing years of recovery, lasting trauma, or permanent disability, and the attorney you choose can make or break your case. Michael Pezzulli has won extraordinary jury verdicts for clients who have endured traumatic motor vehicle accidents, life-threatening complications in a medical malpractice case, and a vicious domestic assault. Companies and private individuals with products liability, libel, and slander claims have trusted Pezzulli to successfully defend their cases.
Michael Pezzulli has prevailed as lead counsel in a number of catastrophic motor vehicle accidents involving 18-wheeler trucks. In one tragic highway accident case, Pezzulli caught a long-haul trucking company flagrantly destroying evidence to avoid responsibility for the death of an innocent victim, and won. Read about that case here.
He has tried product liability cases involving defective automobiles and trucks, such as the seatback failures in a popular pickup truck.
Michael Pezzulli is the Dallas trial lawyer with the credentials, experience, and results that Texans trust. The Law Office of Michael F. Pezzulli will offer a realistic options to help you choose your next step with confidence.
Michael Pezzulli is known as the attorney to retain if your case needs to be tried to a verdict.
Michael Pezzulli was recruited to Texas by a top Dallas law firm while he was still clerking for the Honorable John A. Field, Jr., Senior Circuit Judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit following law school. He opened his own litigation firm in 1980 to serve clients in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and across Texas.
Michael has represented defendants and plaintiffs in hundreds of civil cases in State and Federal Courts across the United States. He is an effective negotiator and qualified mediator in the state of Texas.
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