Michael G. Adams



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Practice Areas

Insurance Litigation
Banking Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Commercial Loan Litigation
Class Action / Complex Litigation
Ad Valorem Tax Law & Litigation

Michael Adams is a litigation partner in the Galveston office of Greer, Herz & Adams, L.L.P.  He concentrates his practice on issues related to the valuation of both real and personal property for the purpose of ad valorem taxes, including representing the Galveston Central Appraisal District.  Mike also has significant experience in insurance claims and administration litigation, including stranger-originated life insurance (STOLI), as well as health and accident reinsurance disputes.  He has a depth of experience in banking and commercial loan litigation, including UCC warranty disputes, landlord and tenant disputes and real property foreclosure issues.

Mike has been involved in litigation in both state and federal court on behalf of corporate clients, including American National Insurance Company, Moody National Bank and the Galveston Central Appraisal District.  In connection with his work for these clients, he has been involved in all aspects of the pre-trial and trial phases of these cases. He has taken and defended numerous depositions, including numerous expert depositions, preparation of witnesses for deposition, as well as preparing and arguing motions, including dispositive motions. At trial, Mike has first chaired insurance, commercial and ad valorem tax cases. He has also been involved in a number of appeals, including UCC, insurance and ad valorem tax appeals.  


  • South Texas College of Law – J.D., 1989
  • University of Houston – B.S., 1986


  • Texas
  • United States District Court Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court Western District of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court

Recognition and/or Publications

  • AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Galveston Island Meals on Wheels, Volunteer
  • Galveston Boat Club, Board Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member - Litigation Section