Michael Killingsworth

Associate

Michael Killingsworth

Associate

Michael Killingsworth focuses on intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

Mr. Killingsworth earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he completed the Doctoroff Business Leadership Program from University of Chicago Booth business school. While at law school, Mr. Killingsworth won all-university intramural championships in football and track.

Before attending the University of Chicago Law School, Mr. Killingsworth graduated with highest distinction with a bachelor’s degree in political science, sociology and psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

 

 

Michael Killingsworth focuses on intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

Mr. Killingsworth earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he completed the Doctoroff Business Leadership Program from University of Chicago Booth business school. While at law school, Mr. Killingsworth won all-university intramural championships in football and track.

Before attending the University of Chicago Law School, Mr. Killingsworth graduated with highest distinction with a bachelor’s degree in political science, sociology and psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • At age 26, in 2020, Mr. Killingsworth was an integral part of a trial team that successfully represented National Oilwell Varco (NOV) in a $200 million jury trial over a tragic 2018 oil rig explosion that killed five workers. After three weeks of grisly testimony, the jury announced a verdict that was only a small fraction of NOV’s pre-trial settlement offer.
  • Also in 2020, Mr. Killingsworth successfully represented emergency room doctors in obtaining a $9.4 million jury verdict against an Arkansas insurance company in a breach-of-contract case in which the insurance company grossly underpaid emergency room doctors. AZA was hired six days before trial. AZA will be representing more emergency room doctors’ groups against insurance companies across the country that have been systematically stripping doctors of their pay. The verdict is in the 2020 Top 100 Verdicts as calculated by Verdict Search. It is also a 2020 Top 10 Verdict nationally for the year so far.
  • Mr. Killingsworth has served as lead counsel in reaching favorable settlements for his clients in excess of $400,000 related to wrongful termination and breach of insurance and lease contracts.
  • Mr. Killingsworth has been a part of multiple intellectual property focused trial teams that have successfully recovered more than $50 million for AZA’s clients.
  • He has also been involved in multiple contested successful injunction hearings, including at the temporary restraining order and temporary injunction stages, greatly aiding in achieving the objective sought by the client.

EDUCATION

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., Spring 2018
    • Doctoroff Business Leadership Fellow
    • Paul R. and Edmund W. Kitch Scholarship
    • The Ruth Wyatt Rosenson Scholarship
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, highest distinction, honors program with distinction, Spring 2015
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Chancellor’s Scholar
    • Alan P. Bates Top Sociology Undergraduate Award
    • Canfield Scholar
    • Dean’s List 2011-2015

ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Western District of Texas

IN THE NEWS

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • At age 26, in 2020, Mr. Killingsworth was an integral part of a trial team that successfully represented National Oilwell Varco (NOV) in a $200 million jury trial over a tragic 2018 oil rig explosion that killed five workers. After three weeks of grisly testimony, the jury announced a verdict that was only a small fraction of NOV’s pre-trial settlement offer.
  • Also in 2020, Mr. Killingsworth successfully represented emergency room doctors in obtaining a $9.4 million jury verdict against an Arkansas insurance company in a breach-of-contract case in which the insurance company grossly underpaid emergency room doctors. AZA was hired six days before trial. AZA will be representing more emergency room doctors’ groups against insurance companies across the country that have been systematically stripping doctors of their pay. The verdict is in the 2020 Top 100 Verdicts as calculated by Verdict Search. It is also a 2020 Top 10 Verdict nationally for the year so far.
  • Mr. Killingsworth has served as lead counsel in reaching favorable settlements for his clients in excess of $400,000 related to wrongful termination and breach of insurance and lease contracts.
  • Mr. Killingsworth has been a part of multiple intellectual property focused trial teams that have successfully recovered more than $50 million for AZA’s clients.
  • He has also been involved in multiple contested successful injunction hearings, including at the temporary restraining order and temporary injunction stages, greatly aiding in achieving the objective sought by the client.
EDUCATION
  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., Spring 2018
    • Doctoroff Business Leadership Fellow
    • Paul R. and Edmund W. Kitch Scholarship
    • The Ruth Wyatt Rosenson Scholarship
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, highest distinction, honors program with distinction, Spring 2015
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Chancellor’s Scholar
    • Alan P. Bates Top Sociology Undergraduate Award
    • Canfield Scholar
    • Dean’s List 2011-2015
ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Courts for the Western District of Texas

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