Michael Hindman has represented people who have suffered injury, loss and deprivation of rights since 1999 and has achieved Board Certification in Personal Injury Trial Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. There are well over 100,000 attorneys licensed to practice law in Texas. Only 7,300 are Board Certified in one of 23 specialty areas of practice. According to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, “Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law.”
With over 300 jury trial verdicts under his belt, Mr. Hindman is among the most battle-tested trial lawyers in Dallas.
Prior to joining Loncar Lyon Jenkins, Mr. Hindman spent two years operating a boutique law firm, Hindman / Bynum P.C., focusing equally on those injured by the negligence of others as well as those whose civil and human rights had been violated by employers, the government and landlords. Before that, he spent 17 years as a trial lawyer with Rolle-Breeland Law Firm where he specialized in taking injury cases to trial that other attorneys wouldn’t.
Before going to law school at SMU, Mr. Hindman earned a bachelors degree from Hastings College in Nebraska where earned a letter as a quarterback on the Broncos football team, and then went on to earn a Masters of Arts in English Literature and Culture Studies from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. (abd) in English Literature & Literary Theory from the University of Tulsa where he was awarded a Kendall Fellowship and, as such, taught literature and composition courses to college freshmen at TU. He believes that his experience as a teacher is a valuable asset which he calls upon each time he goes to trial. “The jury selection process is exactly like teaching a class of college freshmen: You have 40 minutes to get the attention of 40 people—many of whom would clearly rather be elsewhere– give them an assignment in clear terms and, most importantly, teach them how to do that assignment.”
Mr. Hindman volunteers for Special Olympics, annually devotes Christmas Eve day to providing shelter and meals to the homeless with the SoupMobile, and serves as a judge in UNT’s annual high school moot court competition. He is the very proud father of two girls. As a hobby, he spent nearly a decade during his legal career covering the Texas Rangers for the Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, an ESPN affiliate and the Newberg Report and, having grown up in the thoroughbred horse racing industry, he just can’t get horses out of his system.
- SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D.
- University of Tulsa. Ph.D., English Literature & Literary Culture
- University of Oklahome, M.A., English Literature & Cultural Studies
- Hastings College, B.A.
Area of Practice
- Plaintiff’s Personal injury
- Automobile Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- State Bar of Texas
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
- United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit