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When it comes to helping find a resolution for clients, Michael Lin knows that details matter. His work includes performing title work and drafting, reviewing, and negotiating transactional documents, such as closing documents for real estate and oil and gas transactions and trust and estate planning documents.

In addition, he has experience handling probate and estate administration matters, and also general litigation matters, such as researching, addressing discovery-related issues, handling written discovery, and drafting briefs and motions.  His practice thus covers a variety of areas, including real estate and oil and gas transactions, trusts and estate planning, probate and estate administration, as well as in the areas of real estate and construction, business, and employment litigation.

Whether dealing with large corporations or individuals, Michael enjoys digging into the heart of the matter and making sure every detail has been addressed.

Michael is proud to have already performed work on matters involving a large national brokerage company, a large international chemical company and an engineering company, among others. Working with the Carrington Coleman team has given Michael the satisfaction of helping to resolve clients’ problems and getting quality results


Represented clients in real estate and oil and gas transactions, including drafting and negotiating necessary transactional documents, performing title review, and handling closing and post-closing issues.

Represented clients in drafting estate planning documents, including trusts, wills, and entity formation documents.

Assisted in probate and estate administrations for clients, including drafting court documents and documents necessary for the transfer of estate assets

Assisted in the representation of an engineering company defending against allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Assisted in the representation of a financial services firm defending against a breach of contract claim.

Assisted in obtaining summary disposition in an arbitration for claims relating to wrongful termination, breach of employment contract, and disability discrimination.


Author, Transfer on Death Deeds – An Alternate Method to Transfer Real Estate at Death in Texas, Carrington Coleman Capital Newsletter (2017 Issue One).

Co-author, ERISA and ADA: Discrimination Based on Benefits, Dallas Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section (January 2013).

Co-author, United States v. Windsor & The Defense of Marriage Act:  What Does this Mean for Employers? (June 2013)

Court Admissions

Texas, 2012

U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas


The University of Texas at Austin
J.D., with honors, 2012
Texas Review of Law & Politics, 2010-12; The Review of Litigation, 2010-11

The University of Texas at Austin
B.A., high honors, 2008


Dallas Bar Association

Texas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers