"The life of the law has not been logic: it has been experience." -Oliver Wendell Holmes
Counselor. Negotiator. Businessperson. Master of Tact. Problem Solver. Truth-Seeker. Problem Avoider. Creative Thinker.
Founded by Michael "Mike" Moriarty, the Moriarty Law Firm ("MLF") celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. As we look back on our shared accomplishments with our clients, we move forward with excitement about what the next 50 years will bring.
In addition to a diverse general plaintiff's practice, attorneys and staff at MLF have extensive experience in personal injury law, commercial and business litigation, and business brokering. There have been changes of names, locations, processes and people over the years, but the founding principles of providing outstanding legal counsel will always be the same. Clients always say they feel at home when they are at the Moriarty Law Firm.
Honors and Awards
The greatest compliment is a referral.
Over 50 years ago, Mike Moriarty started representing injured clients. He chose this area of law because he recognized the need to champion the rights of the average citizen. When another person or company has wronged you, having a voice and defending your rights can be a daunting and difficult task. Mike and Erren work hard to ensure that each client is heard. They fight hard to achieve the best results possible for their clients. In 1999, the Moriarty Law Firm moved from downtown Houston to the Historic Heights District. Located at 404 Heights Blvd., the two-story Victorian house was completely renovated. This location allows clients to avoid the traffic and congestion of downtown Houston.
The Red Zone Lawyers ®
The Red Zone Lawyers® is a name that Mike has adopted and trademarked. In football, the "Red Zone" is the part of the field from the opponent's 20-yard line to the opponent's goal line. It becomes harder to score a touchdown in the Red Zone. How well a team performs in the Red Zone often determines the outcome of a game. The Litigation Red Zone is when it gets tough to deal with a legal claim or a case. In this zone, one needs a legal professional to call the right plays in order to be successful. The Moriarty Law Firm has been making the right calls for its clients for more than 50 years and will continue to do so. The lawyers and staff of the firm strive to work hard for their clients. The Moriarty Law Firm takes pride in offering sound legal representation to their clients in what is often a stressful situation. Most importantly, Mike and Erren treat their clients like family. If you need help with a case, you can trust that Mike and Erren will do their best for you.
We let the results speak for themselves.
Accidents & Personal Injury
Admiralty and Maritime Law
Bankruptcy, Insolvency, and Restructuring
Bad Faith Insurance
Business Formation and Negotiations
Business & Contract Litigation
Deceptive Trade Practices
Food and Beverage
Prescription Drug Liability
Will, Trusts and Estates
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The Red Zone Team
Proudly Serving the Great States of Texas, Colorado, and New York.
Michael A. Moriarty
Board Certified, Texas, Personal Injury Trial Law
Erren L. Chen
James M. Owens
Board Certified, Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas
Licensed in Texas
Licensed in Colorado
Michael was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He attended Spring Hill College in Alabama where he graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He went on to attend law school at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas where he became a member of the Phi Delta Phi Honor fraternity (Magister - 1966-67, Outstanding Senior - 1967), receiving his law degree in 1967.Mike was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1967 and the State Bar of Colorado in 1985. He is admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. He is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Personal Injury and Trial Law and is a member of the Houston and American Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas; College of the State Bar of Texas; Texas Trial Lawyers Association and The American Association for Justice.Mike’s 50+ years of experience has given him an extensive knowledge of Texas law which he uses to help injured people fight their battles against corporate giants.Mike is a board member and the attorney for the Citizens for Animal Protection (CAP). He and his wife, Melna, are long-time animal rights advocates and have lent their support and their home to foster rescued animals. Mike and Melna have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.
Certified Legal Specialties
Professional Associations and Memberships
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent®
The Nation's Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Erren was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and grew up in Los Angeles, California. In 2004, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine, where he majored in English and minored in Chinese Language and Literature. Erren earned his law degree from the South Texas College of Law in 2013. While in law school, he participated in numerous advocacy and ADR competitions, including both moot court and mock trial, winning numerous awards. Erren also served as law clerk to the Honorable Kyle Carter of the 125th District Court of Harris County, Texas. Prior to law school, Erren worked in a variety of industries, including finance, real estate and entertainment.
Erren represents clients in a variety of civil litigation matters, with a particular emphasis in commercial litigation, personal injury, consumer law, deceptive trade practices, and general litigation. Erren started out with the Moriarty Law Firm as a clerk during law school in 2011. Now as Managing Attorney, he is responsible for the overall management and supervision of the firm. He is also working on obtaining his LL.M. degree in Health Law from the University of Houston.
Erren was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2013 and is also a certified mediator. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Advocacy at South Texas College of Law and Adjunct Professor in Paralegal Studies at Lonestar College.
In his spare time, Erren is a practitioner of Zen meditation, Tai Chi and an avid sports spectator.
Other Professional Licenses
Licensed in New York
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
Houston's Top Lawyers
H Texas, Best of 2017
Protecting Your Legacy
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