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Michael Jacobellis Vcard

Partner

  • Houston

    24 Greenway Plaza
    Suite 1400
    Houston, TX 77046

    Tel: 409.291.5804
    Fax: 713.759.6830
Michael.Jacobellis@lewisbrisbois.com

Mike Jacobellis has practiced law in Houston and Beaumont, Texas for 30 years. He has tried over 150 cases to jury verdict in Federal Court and State Courts in Harris, Jefferson, Orange, Jasper, Newton, Liberty, Polk, Hardin, and Trinity Counties. He has argued appeals in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Beaumont Court of Appeals, the Houston Courts of Appeal, and the Tyler Court of Appeal. He has represented Doctors in professional liability matters and in commercial litigation. Since 2000, has handled over 50 medical malpractice cases involving physicians, hospitals, nurses, and nursing homes.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Jacobellis gained experience as a law clerk to Hon. Joe J. Fisher, U.S. District Judge, E.D. Texas (1980-1982).

He has experience in the following areas:

 

  • General Liability
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Professional Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Maritime and Admiralty
  • Toxic Torts
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment and Labor
  • Consumer Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Administrative Law
  • Practice Areas
  • Admissions
    • Texas

    • New York

    • 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, Fifth Circuit

  • Awards & Honors

    St. Thomas More Scholar

  • Publications

    Consultant to Matthew Bender, Texas Workers’ Compensation Handbook, Lexis-Nexis 2009-2011

  • Education
    • St. John’s University School of Law

      Juris Doctor, 1980

    • Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences

      Bachelor of Arts, 1977