J. Michael Brounoff

For over 15 years, J. Michael Brounoff served as an Administrative Law Judge for the U. S. Social Security Administration, presiding over hearings and deciding primarily adults’ and children’s physical and mental disability claims under the Social Security Act.  In his role as an Administrative Law Judge, Michael was required to directly question claimants and other lay and expert witnesses at the hearings as well as intensively review and understand a large volume of expert medical, psychological and vocational evidence.  Michael retired from federal service at the end of 2019.

Michael previously practiced law for over 25 years in state and federal courts in Texas on both the plaintiffs’ and Defendants’ sides of the docket, focusing on personal injury cases, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, uninsured and underinsured motorists, subrogation, Social Security, probate, deceptive trade practices, and other general civil matters. While in private practice, Michael participated in numerous mediations representing parties and serving as a volunteer mediator.

J. Michael Brounoff earned his J.D. from the University of Texas Law School in 1974.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University in 1969.  He is admitted to practice in Texas, Wisconsin, in the Supreme Court of the United States, and in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.


+ Personal injury
+ Wrongful death
+ Premises liability
+ Motor vehicle accidents
+ Medical malpractice
+ Probate
+ Deceptive trade practices
+ Other general civil matters