Michael’s primary area of practice includes representation of management in matters involving labor, personnel, governmental relations and employee benefits, as well as general business litigation. His clients range in size from sole proprietorships to publicly traded companies.

Awards & Recognitions

Named a “Rising Star” for 2006 and 2007. Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star edition is a Thompson-Reuters service printed in Texas Monthly.

Recognized as a Top Attorney – Labor & Employment (Employer) by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine, 2003-2006, 2011-2013, 2016-2022

Recognized as a Top Attorney by 360 West Magazine 2018 to present

American Jurisprudence Award, Torts (1991)

Areas of Practice

Administrative Law
Business Law
Labor & Employment

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  • Southern Methodist University School of Law Doctor of Jurisprudence (1994) SMU Law Review Associate Editor 1993-1994. SMU Law Review Associate Staff 1992-1993.
  • Southern Methodist University B.S. Economics With Finance Applications (1989)

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Texas Bar (1994)
  • US District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

Michael Hutchens presented ‘Employee or Independent Contractor?’ at City Club’s ‘Lunch and Learn”

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Whitaker Chalk proudly announces 29 of 36 attorneys selected as “2017 Top Attorneys”

Whitaker Chalk Swindle & Schwartz PLLC proudly announces 29 of our 36 attorneys have been selected as "2017 Top Attorneys in Tarrant...