Certifications and Licenses
Michael Ace has been certified by the American Board of Trial Advocates. In 1990, Mike was awarded Certificates of Special Competence in Personal Injury Trial Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He was recertified in 1995, 2000, 2005, and 2010. He is licensed to practice in all Texas State Courts and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas. He is also licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Mike completed his undergraduate studies at Baylor University, receiving a Bachelors of Business Administration in 1980. He then attended Baylor University School of Law where he obtained his Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1982. In 2000, he attended the National Mediation Academy, where he was credentialed as a mediator, qualifying him to serve as a mediator and arbitrator in disputed civil matters pursuant to the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code.
Mike entered private practice immediately upon graduation from law school with the Tyler law firm now known as Ramey & Flock. Mike has always concentrated his practice in personal injury and civil trial law. For the first sixteen years of his practice, he defended a wide variety of personal injury and other civil cases, representing insurance companies, trucking companies, automobile manufacturers, and health care providers. In 1998, Mike changed the focus of his practice, devoting the majority of his time to representing persons who have been injured through no fault of their own.
Personal Background and Interests
Michael Ace was born on February 9, 1958 in Stuttgart, Germany. He is married and is the father of 2 daughters. He is actively involved in his church and has served the community through various social service agencies. Mike has served as both a member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of CASA for Kids of East Texas, a non-profit organization that provides trained community volunteers to advocate in court for abused and neglected children. Mike has served as both a member and President of the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of East Texas. He has served on the Board of Directors of Parents Services Center, Inc. as both Vice-President and President. He has also served on the Board of Directors and Advisory Board of the Regional East Texas Food Bank.