P Michael Jung

SERVICE AREAS

Appellate
Governmental
Infrastructure & Land Use
Real Estate

EDUCATION

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1979, magna cum laude
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B. degrees, (Mathematics; Earth and Planetary Sciences) 1975

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Texas

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. Supreme Court

SUPPORT STAFF

Wynne Bredlow
Legal Administrative Assistant
T: 214.651.4602
E: wynne.bredlow@strasburger.com

P. Michael Jung

Partner

901 Main Street
Suite 6000
Dallas, Texas 75202
T: 214.651.4724
F: 214.659.4022
E: michael.jung@strasburger.com

    
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P. Michael Jung serves as Chair of Strasburger’s Appellate and Infrastructure & Land Use practices and is an active member of the firm’s Governmental Law industry team. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and has been honored with many awards for his exceptional work in appellate law.

Michael is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

EXPERIENCE

Michael Jung has over 35 years’ experience in appellate and law-intensive trial court litigation in state and federal courts. He has argued more than 200 cases on appeal, including 23 cases in the Supreme Court of Texas, 78 cases in the Dallas Court of Appeals, and 34 cases in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has handled over 470 appellate cases in whole or in part.

Michael has also represented a wide range of governmental entities, including school districts, cities, counties, and other units of local government, as well as private clients in their dealings with those entities. He has represented numerous clients in zoning and land use matters pending before municipal authorities and courts, and has handled several election law matters relating to partisan and non-partisan elections.

RECENT APPELLATE EXPERIENCE

RECENT GOVERNMENTAL LAW EXPERIENCE

  • Service as Board Attorney for Dallas County Schools, a county school district providing transportation and other services to independent school districts in Dallas County and elsewhere
  • Representation of the City of Farmers Branch in litigation concerning its ordinances restricting rental housing for illegal immigrants
  • Representation of a political action committee opposing public funding of the Dallas convention center hotel
  • Successful representation of the City of Brownsville Public Utilities Board in appellate litigation concerning a power plant purchase
  • Successful representation of the Dallas County Community College District in class action litigation challenging assessment and collection of technology fees and increased student services fees
  • Successful representation of the Dallas Housing Authority in litigation challenging construction of public housing in far North Dallas
  • Successful representation of the City of Sherman in litigation concerning a proposed initiative petition regarding solid waste franchises
  • Successful representation of citizens of Garland seeking to force a City Council election
  • Representation of the Dallas Independent School District in multi-decade school desegregation litigation

ORAL ARGUMENTS

Click to listen to selected oral arguments by Michael Jung:

APPELLATE BRIEFS

Click to view selected appellate briefs authored by Michael Jung:

PROFESSIONAL

  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  1. Amicus Curiae Committee (1986-1997) former Chairman (1991-1997)
  2. Regional Vice-President (1993-1995)
  3. Administrative Vice-President (1995-1997)
  • State Bar of Texas
  1. Appellate Section
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  1. Member
  • Dallas Bar Association
  1. Appellate Law Section, former Chairman (1995)
  2. Governmental Law Section
  • Dallas City Plan and Zoning Commission
  1. Member (1987-1989, 1991, 2015-present)
  • Dallas Charter Review Commission
  1. Member (2002-2003)
  • Dallas Zoning Ordinance Committee
  1. Member (1985-2005)
  • forwardDallas!
  1. Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee Member (2004-2006)
  • Dallas Ethics Review Task Force
  1. Member (1999)

COMMUNITY

Current service:

  • Texas Land Conservancy
  1. Immediate Past President, Board of Directors
  • White Rock Neighborhood Association
  1. President
  • White Rock Lake Task Force
  1. Chairman
  • Texas Creative Problem Solving Organization
  1. Executive Board of Directors
  • White Rock Lake Museum
  1. Secretary

Former service:

  • Texas Neighborhoods Together
  1. Variety of leadership positions, including President
  • Dallas Homeowners League
  1. Variety of leadership positions, including President
  • Friends of Fair Park
  1. Board of Directors
  • King of Glory Lutheran Church
  1. Variety of leadership positions, including as Council President

PRIOR TO STRASBURGER

  • Law Clerk to Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (1979-1980)
  • Computer simulation for Space Shuttle reentry guidance system, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. (1975-1976)
  • Appellate, civil procedure, evidence, land use, and tort law presentations for the following organizations:
  1. University of Texas School of Law (1994-96, 2004, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016);
  2. Dallas Bar Association Governmental Law Section (2014);
  3. State Bar of Texas (1985, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1997-2002, 2006, 2010);
  4. CLE International (2010);
  5. American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (2009);
  6. Collin County Bar Association Appellate Section (2007);
  7. Dallas Bar Association Appellate Law Section (1995, 2006);
  8. Tarrant County Bar Association Appellate Law Section (2003);
  9. Texas Association of Defense Counsel (1988, 1992-96, 2000).
  • Named among Best Lawyers in America – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Land Use and Zoning Law sections by Best Lawyers (2007-2018)
  • Named among Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine (2017)
  • Recognized as Lawyer of the Year – Dallas Administrative/Regulatory Law by Best Lawyers (2015)
  • Named among Best Lawyers in Dallas by Best Lawyers (2001-2016)
  • Named among America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Appellate by Chambers USA (2006-2015)
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer – Appellate by Thomson Reuters (2003-2017) appeared on its Top 100 in Texas (2003-2017) and Top 10 (2010-2012) in Texas special editions
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, President’s Award (1992, 1997)

P. Michael Jung serves as Chair of Strasburger’s Appellate and Infrastructure & Land Use practices and is an active member of the firm’s Governmental Law industry team. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and has been honored with many awards for his exceptional work in appellate law.

Michael is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

EXPERIENCE

Michael Jung has over 35 years’ experience in appellate and law-intensive trial court litigation in state and federal courts. He has argued more than 200 cases on appeal, including 23 cases in the Supreme Court of Texas, 78 cases in the Dallas Court of Appeals, and 34 cases in the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and has handled over 470 appellate cases in whole or in part.

Michael has also represented a wide range of governmental entities, including school districts, cities, counties, and other units of local government, as well as private clients in their dealings with those entities. He has represented numerous clients in zoning and land use matters pending before municipal authorities and courts, and has handled several election law matters relating to partisan and non-partisan elections.

RECENT APPELLATE EXPERIENCE

RECENT GOVERNMENTAL LAW EXPERIENCE

  • Service as Board Attorney for Dallas County Schools, a county school district providing transportation and other services to independent school districts in Dallas County and elsewhere
  • Representation of the City of Farmers Branch in litigation concerning its ordinances restricting rental housing for illegal immigrants
  • Representation of a political action committee opposing public funding of the Dallas convention center hotel
  • Successful representation of the City of Brownsville Public Utilities Board in appellate litigation concerning a power plant purchase
  • Successful representation of the Dallas County Community College District in class action litigation challenging assessment and collection of technology fees and increased student services fees
  • Successful representation of the Dallas Housing Authority in litigation challenging construction of public housing in far North Dallas
  • Successful representation of the City of Sherman in litigation concerning a proposed initiative petition regarding solid waste franchises
  • Successful representation of citizens of Garland seeking to force a City Council election
  • Representation of the Dallas Independent School District in multi-decade school desegregation litigation

ORAL ARGUMENTS

Click to listen to selected oral arguments by Michael Jung:

APPELLATE BRIEFS

Click to view selected appellate briefs authored by Michael Jung:

ORGANIZATIONS

PROFESSIONAL

  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  1. Amicus Curiae Committee (1986-1997) former Chairman (1991-1997)
  2. Regional Vice-President (1993-1995)
  3. Administrative Vice-President (1995-1997)
  • State Bar of Texas
  1. Appellate Section
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  1. Member
  • Dallas Bar Association
  1. Appellate Law Section, former Chairman (1995)
  2. Governmental Law Section
  • Dallas City Plan and Zoning Commission
  1. Member (1987-1989, 1991, 2015-present)
  • Dallas Charter Review Commission
  1. Member (2002-2003)
  • Dallas Zoning Ordinance Committee
  1. Member (1985-2005)
  • forwardDallas!
  1. Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee Member (2004-2006)
  • Dallas Ethics Review Task Force
  1. Member (1999)

COMMUNITY

Current service:

  • Texas Land Conservancy
  1. Immediate Past President, Board of Directors
  • White Rock Neighborhood Association
  1. President
  • White Rock Lake Task Force
  1. Chairman
  • Texas Creative Problem Solving Organization
  1. Executive Board of Directors
  • White Rock Lake Museum
  1. Secretary

Former service:

  • Texas Neighborhoods Together
  1. Variety of leadership positions, including President
  • Dallas Homeowners League
  1. Variety of leadership positions, including President
  • Friends of Fair Park
  1. Board of Directors
  • King of Glory Lutheran Church
  1. Variety of leadership positions, including as Council President

PRIOR TO STRASBURGER

  • Law Clerk to Hon. Patrick E. Higginbotham, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (1979-1980)
  • Computer simulation for Space Shuttle reentry guidance system, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc. (1975-1976)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Appellate, civil procedure, evidence, land use, and tort law presentations for the following organizations:
  1. University of Texas School of Law (1994-96, 2004, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016);
  2. Dallas Bar Association Governmental Law Section (2014);
  3. State Bar of Texas (1985, 1989, 1992, 1994, 1997-2002, 2006, 2010);
  4. CLE International (2010);
  5. American Academy of Appellate Lawyers (2009);
  6. Collin County Bar Association Appellate Section (2007);
  7. Dallas Bar Association Appellate Law Section (1995, 2006);
  8. Tarrant County Bar Association Appellate Law Section (2003);
  9. Texas Association of Defense Counsel (1988, 1992-96, 2000).

MEDIA

HONORS

  • Named among Best Lawyers in America – Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Land Use and Zoning Law sections by Best Lawyers (2007-2018)
  • Named among Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine (2017)
  • Recognized as Lawyer of the Year – Dallas Administrative/Regulatory Law by Best Lawyers (2015)
  • Named among Best Lawyers in Dallas by Best Lawyers (2001-2016)
  • Named among America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Appellate by Chambers USA (2006-2015)
  • Named Texas Super Lawyer – Appellate by Thomson Reuters (2003-2017) appeared on its Top 100 in Texas (2003-2017) and Top 10 (2010-2012) in Texas special editions
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel, President’s Award (1992, 1997)
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