West Texas Attorney
Michael Christensen is a shareholder at the Midland, Texas law firm of Stubbeman, McRae, Sealy, Laughlin & Browder, Inc. Michael represents both plaintiffs and defendants in probate, trust, and fiduciary litigation. Michael's experience litigating complex oil and gas disputes provides a unique perspective enabling him to advise clients on how to obtain advantage in estate and trust controversies when significant oil and gas assets are at stake.
Recently, Michael successfully represented beneficiaries in a trust-construction case arguing that his clients were entitled to valuable mineral and royalty interests in Texas's Delaware Basin. After receiving a favorable judgment, Michael helped negotiate the sale of those interests for over $70,000,000. Michael also successfully defended an executor and beneficiary in a will contest action resulting in his client receiving significant oil and gas interests under the terms of the will. While he primarily focuses on probate, trust, and fiduciary litigation matters, Michael also represents clients in oil and gas and commercial litigation matters at the Stubbeman Firm.
Prior to joining the Stubbeman Firm in 2019, Michael spent five years as an associate attorney at Davis, Gerald & Cremer PC, an oil and gas litigation boutique. Michael's practice focused on oil and gas lease termination disputes, commercial litigation, and catastrophic personal injury defense. In 2018, Michael served as in-house counsel for a small, family-run oil and gas company where he negotiated the sale of the company's working interests in Midland, Glasscock, Upton, and Reagan Counties, Texas.
Michael was born and raised in Midland, Texas and returned after receiving his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University, cum laude, and graduating from the Texas Tech University School of Law, magna cum laude, in 2013. Since then, Michael has represented the interests of Fortune 500 companies, publicly traded independent oil and gas companies, privately held businesses, and individuals throughout the Permian Basin. Michael is licensed in Texas and New Mexico.