Mike Day

Attorney Profile

EDUCATION

Graduate:

South Texas College of Law
Houston, Texas
Juris Doctor, 2005; Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas since 2005; Awarded Dean’s Honors Scholarship and competed in numerous moot court tournaments.

Undergraduate:

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
Bachelor of Arts, History, 2002


PROFESSIONAL

Law Office of Sam M. (Trey) Yates, III, P.C.
December 2015 through present

A civil law trial practice since 1986 in Harris, Ft. Bend, Brazoria, Montgomery and Galveston counties with a primary focus on family law litigation, probate/guardianship litigation and basic estate planning services. Practice is experienced in collaborative family law and mediation.

Before joining Trey’s office as an Associate, Mike gained extensive experience in family law by successfully representing clients in jury trials, bench trials, and at mediation. Prior to entering private practice, Mike was an Assistant Attorney General where he represented medical providers and other state employees in civil litigation in both trial and appellate courts throughout the State of Texas.  Before that, he was a small-town prosecutor where he prosecuted all levels of felonies including murder and child abuse.  He was also responsible for obtaining protective orders on behalf of victims of domestic violence.

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Professional Membership

Associate Member and Former Team Leader, Burta Rhoads Family Law Raborn American Inn of Court
Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
State Bar of Texas
Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
Member, College of the State Bar of Texas


Lectures and Invited Presentations

Co-Presenter/Co-Author, “Taking Care of Business: Entities, Divorce, and Claims Outside the Family Code,” Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, April 2019

Co-Presenter/Co-Author, “A Not-So-Sexy Discussion About Civility,” Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court, October 2018

Co-Author, “Same-Sex Marriage Issues,” The REPTL Reporter, Volume 57, No. 2, May 2019

Co-Author, “Same Sex Marriage Issues,” 41st Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, April 2018

Author, “Arguments For and Against the Retroactive Application of Obergefell in Texas,” Texas Bar College 19th Annual Summer School, July 2017

Co-Author, “Arguments For and Against the Retroactive Application of Obergefell in Texas,” Houston Lawyer Magazine (official magazine of the Houston Bar Association), January/February 2017

Co-Presenter/Co-Author, “Deposition Disaster: The Do’s and Don’ts of Professionalism,” Bura Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court, February 2017 

Co-Presenter/Author, “Real Property and Housewives of Harris County,”, Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association, hosted by the Petroleum Club, September 2016        

Presenter, “How To Handle a Family Law Case,” Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (training for new Associates), October 2015

Presenter, “Nuts and Bolts of Handling a Divorce,” Houston Volunteer Lawyers, hosted by Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, LLP, May 2015

Co-Presenter/Co-Author, “Social Media in the Courtroom,” Burta Rhoads Family Law Raborn American Inn of Court, April 2015 Meeting (Awarded Best Team Presentation for 2015)

Presenter, “How To Handle a Family Law Case,” Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP (training for new Associates), October 2014

Presenter, “Nuts and Bolts of Handling a Divorce,” LyondellBassell (family law training for in-house corporate counsel), October 2014

Presenter, “Nuts and Bolts of Handling a Divorce,” Houston Volunteer Lawyers, hosted by Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, LLP, September 2014

Co-Presenter, “Tort Issues in Family Law,” Houston Bar Association Seminar, April 2014

Presenter/Author, “This Old House: Home Valuation Issues in Divorce Litigation,” 28th Annual Family Law Conference, South Texas College of Law, March 2014

Presenter/Author, “Dirt and Divorce: There’s No Place Like Texas,” Houston Bar Association Seminar, hosted by the Junior League of Houston, January 2014

Co-Presenter/Co-Author, “Practicing Before the Texas Supreme Court,” Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of Court, October 2013 Meeting


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