Michael L. McAlpine Jr. is an Associate in the firm’s Houston office. Michael is primarily engaged in litigating issues concerning maritime law and commercial liability, including those arising under the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act.
During law school Michael clerked for SBSB Eastham in New Orleans. He completed judicial internships with federal magistrate judge Daniel E. Knowles, III and criminal district court judge Laurie A. White. Michael also held a limited practice attorney position with the George C. Cochran Innocence Project, investigating claims of actual innocence made by individuals serving significant periods of incarceration in Mississippi state prisons.
In addition to the above, he volunteered with the Mississippi Chancery Court’s Access to Justice Clinic and the Earlene Gardner Victims Assistance Program, providing pro bono legal aid to pro se litigants and victims of domestic violence.
Michael received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University with certificates in Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Organizations. He received his law degree from the University of Mississippi, cum laude, earning Dean’s List honors twice. He also spent a term studying comparative law at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.
Michael is a New Orleans native and an avid fanatic of the Saints, Cajun cooking, and all things Ole Miss.