Michael Shaunessy represents plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation, employment litigation, as well as suing and defending governmental entities. He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury Trial Law and tries a wide range of cases involving breach of contract, tortious interference with business relations, fraud and business disparagement. His trial work has also resulted in successful outcomes in cases involving securities fraud and professional liability.
For more than 20 years, he has successfully defended employers from claims of sexual harassment, sex discrimination, race discrimination, as well as violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act. He has successfully defended claims brought against governmental group risk pools, counties, a state university, cities and school districts. He has successfully brought claims against state agencies, including invalidation of contracts and has recovered large judgments for entities doing business with the state of Texas.
Michael has been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters service, (2003-2005) and was one of three finalists for the Texas Bar Foundation's 2007 Dan Price Award.