Mike was born and raised in McAllen, Texas and is a lifelong Texan.  After he graduated from McAllen Memorial High School and University of Texas Pan American, he attended law school at Texas Southern University.  He obtained his law degree and returned to the Rio Grande Valley with his wife and newborn son.

He began his legal career as a prosecutor at the Hidalgo County District Attorney’s office representing the State of Texas in the prosecution of Misdemeanor and Felony criminal cases.  Mike was then recruited by a leading employment law firm, Aaron Pena & Associates in the Rio Grande Valley representing clients in all aspects of employment litigation.

Thereafter, he worked at another civil litigation law firm, The Godinez Law Firm, in McAllen where he expanded beyond the realm of employment law into a wide range of civil law matters.  In 2005, Mike opened his own law firm and began a career handling both civil and criminal law issues.

Mike currently tailors his practice to representing Texas peace officers and other public and private employees in a full array of legal matters, including but not limited to administrative hearings, lawsuits, civil service commission hearings, Internal Affairs investigations, and critical incidents.  Additionally, Mike has represented clients before school boards, TEA, TWC, EEOC, Texas BON, Texas Department of State and Health Services, and state and federal courts.

Mike has several years of experience in administrative law and licensing, including open government law (open records and open meetings) and representing and defending professionals in licensing and complaint cases before various licensing and regulatory boards.

Mike recently relocated to Austin from the Rio Grande Valley.  Locally, Mike is an active member of the Lake Travis Football Booster Club.

Mike is married to his lovely wife Melissa, and they have three children.  They also have a dog named Lexie.


J.D., Texas Southern University

B.A., University of Texas Pan American

Bar Memberships/Licenses

State Bar of Texas


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“Mr. Mike Lopez has helped me in my legal matter very professionally and was attentive to my needs. He was successful in getting me the best results and I am very fortunate to have had him as my attorney. I also will recommend his legal team to other in need.”

Best regard,
Michael Winchester

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