Attorney Michael Sices is admitted to practice law throughout the state of Texas. He primarily handles consumer litigation against abusive debt collectors or insurance companies in Dallas, Allen, Plano, McKinney, and Frisco Texas .
Michael attended college at Washington University in St. Louis and graduated in the top of his class at Valparaiso University Law School in 1994. Michael was an Articles Editor for the Valparaiso Law Journal and a Legal Writing Teaching Assistant.
Michael is a member of numerous legal organizations including the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, the Collin County Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawers Association, the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. Michael is licensed to practice in Federal District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Northern districts of Texas.
More about Myself:
I regularly attend continuing legal education seminars at the National Association for Consumer Advocates and through the State Bar of Texas. I am a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, and I subscribe to the National Consumer Law Center series on consumer advocacy. I also work to educate consumers on the topics of consumer law and bankruptcy through my blog and by regularly volunteering at the Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.
Why did you decide to be a lawyer?
I chose to be a lawyer to help people. I really enjoy the idea of consumers gaining the upper hand when creditors violate state or federal consumer protection laws that are designed to prevent unfair corporate and banking practices. I know what people are up against, and I feel strongly about making sure they have the rights or the new start the law intends for them to have.
What work experience and education helps you be a better lawyer?
I have been a lawyer and small business owner for over 15 years. I understand the day to day financial stresses and successes that individuals and families face. In particular, I understand that when a client needs help, they want and need my individual attention. That means a personal relationship with me, not my secretary. I do not run a Mill type of practice. If you are a client dealing with my firm, you will always be able to talk with me personally. I will make sure that whatever course of action we take, it will be in your best interest.
Why did you decide on your primary area of practice?
I chose to focus on Consumer Litigation and Debt because I feel strongly about helping people who have been up against an unregulated credit and banking system that stacks the cards against them (no pun intended). I do not envy my opponents who have to go into court on behalf of a Goliath banking and credit industry and try to explain those abuses to a jury.
What do you like best about your career?
I enjoy being in a unique position to help people solve their financial difficulties, and I understand what a relief it can be to have that fresh start. I very much enjoy establishing long-term trusting relationships with people, and using my knowledge and advocacy to help solve problems and achieve goals.
Tell us about your law firm:
I am a solo practitioner, so all of my clients deal directly with me or my assistant who answers the phone. I am a member of numerous local bar associations, and I often work closely with other attorneys in my area if outside counsel is required.
What are your strengths and style?
My strength is my in-depth knowledge of both the bankruptcy code and other consumer protection laws including the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA), the Texas Debt Collection Act (TDCA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In my experience, people in Texas with debt problems often need advice from someone who isn’t focused just on one area such as bankruptcy, to the exclusion of all other state or federal remedies that might present options to avoid bankruptcy.
I am an instrument rated pilot, and I play the guitar.
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