Michael Kinzer

Associate / Houston

P: 713.588.0446

When you’re in the market to buy a car, your best friend is the one who knows everything about cars – all the makes and models and all the bells and whistles – and can explain which one is the best deal for you. Michael Kinzer is literally that friend. He’s also that attorney.

A large part of an attorney’s job is to make the arcane accessible to the general public. The intricacies of the law are mostly a mystery to the lay person who doesn’t deal with the legal system every day. To be effective and to best represent their client, an attorney needs to be able to explain the legal options and strategies to their client succinctly and coherently. Just as he is able to do so with automotive details when friends are buying cars, Michael excels at this aspect of being an attorney and, in fact, helping those who need legal help the most is what he finds most rewarding about his chosen field.

This is evident in his unyielding dedication to providing superlative representation and client service at SBSB. His clients know that, with Michael on their side, they get a quick study who will get to know the ins and outs of their case quickly. One of his strengths on every case is being able to see the big picture and all the moving parts, then working with his client to find the most satisfactory resolution for them and their business. This is also reflected in his passion for volunteerism, doing pro bono work helping those who can’t afford legal counsel with everything from traffic tickets to drafting a will. Michael’s heart is truly in working to help others understand the law (and cars) and guiding them to the best outcomes.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Defense Base Act

  • Mass Tort – Medical Products Liability


  • J.D., South Texas College of Law Houston, 2017
  • M.P.H., Health Policy and Management, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, 2012
  • B.S., Education – Basic Exercise Physiology, Texas A&M University, 2010
    • Teaching Assistant – Kinesiology Department

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

Honors and Distinctions

  • CALI Award, South Texas College of Law – Houston, Spring 2017, IP Litigation

  • Eagle Scout, January 2006

Professional Memberships

  • The Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • The Honorable Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court, October 2016 – 2017
  • National Eagle Scout Association

Community Involvement

  • HBA – Houston Volunteer Lawyers; Veteran’s Legal Initiative

  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Houston, Texas

  • Volunteer at Fischer Houses and Michael E. DeBakey Hospital