Michael L. McAlpine Jr.

Associate / Houston

P: 713.588.0446

Michael L. McAlpine Jr. is an Associate in the firm’s Houston office. Michael’s practice encompasses a variety of marine, energy, transportation, and general liability related litigation matters, including those involving the Jones Act; the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act; the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act; and the Defense Base Act.

Michael graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law. While in law school, he was selected for a limited practice attorney position with the George C. Cochran Innocence Project, where he investigated claims of wrongful conviction made by individuals serving significant periods of incarceration in Mississippi state prisons. He also completed judicial internships at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court; participated in legal clinics which assisted low-income communities and victims of domestic violence; and studied comparative law abroad at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.

Michael is licensed to practice in Texas state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, and he regularly appears before the U.S. Department of Labor on behalf of global employers and their insurers.

Michael is a New Orleans native and a loyal fanatic of the Saints, Pelicans, and all Ole Miss athletics.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Defense Base Act
  • Energy
  • Federal Workers’ Compensation
  • General Liability
  • Insurance
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Transportation
  • Trucking


  • J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, cum laude, 2022
  • B.S., Colorado State University College of Business, 2019

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas