Michael Hatfield

  • Admitted

  • State Bar of New York
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • Member

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Education

  • B.A. (1991) and a M.A. (1993) from Texas A&M University
  • J.D. with honors from New York University School of Law (1996)


Born in Haskell, Texas (1970), Michael joined the firm as an associate in 1999. He is currently Of Counsel to SC&S and a Professor of Law at the University of Washington.

In 2010, Michael was awarded the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2006, 2008, and 2009 he was named the Phi Alpha Delta Outstanding Professor of the Year (Advanced Courses), and in 2007 he was awarded the Texas Tech University Alumni Association New Faculty Award. At Texas Tech University School of Law, he teaches courses in trusts and estates, taxation, and professional ethics. Along with Governor Preston Smith Professor of Law Gerry Beyer, Michael is the faculty advisor for the Estate Planning and Community Property Journal. His research has been published in the Northwestern Law Review Colloquy, the NYU Annual Survey of American Law, the Baylor Law Review, the Notre Dame Journal of Ethics and Public Policy, the Lewis & Clark Law Review, the Texas Tech Law Review and the Johns Hopkins University Press. With Baylor Law Professor Tom Featherston, he co-authored Q&A: Wills, Trusts and Estates (2nd. ed., 2008).