Michael E. Ma is a Founding Member of, and Equity Partner in, Baker | Moran. Michael represents clients in a variety of property related matters and focuses on eminent domain litigation including all aspects of land acquisitions from negotiations through condemnation. Michael has extensive experience managing and handling power line project acquisitions, condemnations, and experience with the regulatory process for project approval. Additionally, Michael has handled condemnations involving pipelines, sewer lines, and other infrastructure projects. With the increased development and growth in North Texas, coupled with the demand for the associated infrastructure in Texas, clients have also looked to Michael for representation in other property related matters such as complex land acquisitions, sub-station acquisitions, appearing for public meetings, and general litigation. Michael is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has an international business background with executive managerial experience.

Telephone: (469) 351-3495
Facsimile: (469) 351-3490

Professional Affiliations and Honors

  • Member of The State Bar of Texas

  • Member of The International Right of Way Association

  • Member of the National Order of Barristers

  • Recognize as a Super Lawyer and Rising Star by Texas Super lawyers, a Service Publication of Thomson Reuters

  • Southern Methodist University Law School Coach of the Year

Educational and Professional Background

  • Southern Methodist University, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Arts

Publications and Speeches

  • Author of Considering Liens When Acquiring Easements, Published in the Texas Tech Law Review

  • Overview of the Eminent Domain Process in Texas, a CLE Presentation for the State Bar of Texas CLE Education Program

  • The Role of Experts in an Eminent Domain Case, a CLE Presentation for the State Bar of Texas CLE Education Program

  • Eminent Domain from Each Side, Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section, March, 2014

  • Lienholder Considerations in Easement Acquisitions, “Hot Topics in Real Estate and Eminent Domain,” International Right of Way Spring Seminar, Chapter 36, 2012