R. Michael Northrup is a Shareholder and Section Head of the Appellate Practice Group of Cowles & Thompson. He practices in both the trial and appellate courts in cases involving personal injury, insurance issues, employment law and commercial disputes, and he provides litigation support to attorneys in other sections of the firm. Mr. Northrup served as a briefing attorney for former Chief Justice Thomas R. Phillips, Texas Supreme Court, 1988-89. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Hastings College of Law and SMU School of Law. He is Board Certified in Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.