Michelle R. Gomez

Associate

Denver
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Overview

Michelle Gomez concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial litigation and class action defense. She has successfully defended product liability, consumer contract and insurance coverage disputes, and advised highly regulated industry clients on updates in case law, regulatory changes and statutory compliance. No matter the size, Michelle works diligently to analyze potential outcomes at the outset of any case, and works closely with clients to develop detailed litigation strategies based on individual case needs.

Michelle excels at negotiating settlements, and is often regarded as collaborative and even-tempered by colleagues as well as her opposing counsel. Praised for her skill in the courtroom and at the mediation table, she pursues both creative and practical solutions to meet the needs of her clients.

Select Experience

  • Successfully mediated or resolved numerous insurance matters alleging violations of consumer statutes and bad faith insurance practices.
  • Obtained summary judgment in state court on all claims against a residential property insurance carrier and property adjuster (including claims for violations of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, breach of contract and violations of the Texas Insurance Code).
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal court on all claims against a residential property insurance carrier and property adjuster (including claims for violations of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, breach of contract and violations of the Texas Insurance Code).
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Experience

  • Successfully mediated or resolved numerous insurance matters alleging violations of consumer statutes and bad faith insurance practices.
  • Obtained summary judgment in state court on all claims against a residential property insurance carrier and property adjuster (including claims for violations of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, breach of contract and violations of the Texas Insurance Code).
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal court on all claims against a residential property insurance carrier and property adjuster (including claims for violations of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, breach of contract and violations of the Texas Insurance Code).
  • Handled numerous hearings and argued various motions throughout the state of Texas.
  • Worked closely with experts to analyze and dissect plaintiff’s case theories.
  • Assisted trial teams in preparing cases for trial and conducted interviews with jurors following each trial.
  • Monitored legislative changes and advised clients of upcoming changes to various statutes.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Bexar County Women’s Bar Association (2013 to 3018)
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (2013 to 2018)
  • University of Texas Law Alumni Association (2013 to 2018)
  • University of Texas Law Class Committee (2017 to 2018)
  • William S. Sessions Inn of Court (2017 to 2018)

Pro Bono

  • Assisted in prisoner rights litigation focusing on the representation of an individual subject to inhumane treatment while incarcerated.
  • Assisted with researching and advising non-profit organizations regarding the rights and remedies of smuggled and trafficked persons under federal law.
  • Assisted indigent clients with the preparation of simple wills.

Prior Positions

  • The Honorable Lee Yeakel. U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas: Judicial Intern (2008)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Colorado
  • Texas

Education

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2013; The Review of Litigation, Articles Editor (2012 to 2013), Staff Editor (2011 to 2012)
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 2008