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Michael Upshaw
Senior Associate
901 Main Street
Suite 4000
Dallas TX 75202
TEL: (214) 749-4258
FAX: (214) 760-8994
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Bar and Court Admissions

Michael C. Upshaw

Michael joined Zelle in 2017 after clerking for two summers during law school. His practice focuses on litigation in insurance coverage and commercial business matters. During law school, Michael gained invaluable courtroom experience participating in the Criminal Defense Clinic and Mock Trial team.

Representative Matters

Assisted in trial resulting in unanimous jury verdict on behalf of Landmark American Insurance Company, including cross-examination of expert witnesses and oral Directed Verdict argument. 

Articles & Presentations

"5th Circ. Insurance Case May Encourage Post-Appraisal Suits," Insurance Law360, September 30, 2020, author

"Texas Case Shows Clarity is Key in the Appraisal Process," Texas Law360, July 5, 2018, co-author

"Rain, Rain, Go Away . . . Texas Law360, September 27, 2017, co-author

Professional Affiliations

Community Service


Prior to attending UT Law, Michael and his wife enjoyed many years abroad, working as a tour operator in Paris, France and Barcelona, Spain, as well as a middle school English teacher in Seoul, South Korea.

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