Michael Lovins has lived in Travis County for over 22 years. When he arrived here in 1998 to start law school, he insisted that he would live here for 3 years and not a day longer! But after 3 years of law school and another year working for United States District Judge James Nowlin, he was completely sold on Central Texas! Plus, by then he was married to Natalie, who is now his wife of more than 21 years, and they knew that this was where they wanted to raise their family.
After law school, Michael landed a highly coveted job as a briefing attorney to U.S. Federal Judge James R. Nowlin, who was then the Chief Judge for the Western District of Texas. He then spent 4 1/2 years as an attorney with the McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, LLP (now known as McGinnis Lochridge, LLP), one of the most highly respected law firms in Texas. At McGinnis, Lochridge & Kilgore, Michael’s career in private practice started as the junior associate representing a coal mining company in a complex, multi-venue dispute with a major Texas energy company with millions of dollars at stake. He continued working in high stakes, complex commercial disputes representing financial institutions, major retailers, and energy companies, as well as small businesses.
In March 2007, he decided to focus his practice primarily on assisting individuals and small businesses who have been harmed by the irresponsibility, carelessness, indifference, or maliciousness of others. This decision precipitated the founding of The Law Offices of Michael E. Lovins. Three years later, Michael partnered with law school friend Pete Trosclair to form their current firm, Lovins Trosclair, PLLC. Lovins Trosclair has offices in Austin and Dallas. Michael is a trial lawyer with extensive courtroom experience. He fights for justice for victims of irresponsible and careless acts that result in catastrophic injuries or death. Small businesses also seek out Michael to guide them through lawsuits, either as plaintiffs or defendants, that put their businesses at stake.
Michael was born and raised in South Dakota. After graduating from high school in Rapid City, he came to Texas as quickly as he could to attend Southern Methodist University.
In 1997, SMU awarded Michael a bachelor’s degree with honors in Economics and Philosophy. Michael then worked as a financial analyst, trying to convince himself that he did not want to be a lawyer. The desire to practice law remained, and he began law school at The University of Texas in 1998, and graduated in 2001.