Michael J Stoner

Michael J Stoner



  • Insurance Recovery
  • Litigation

WSG Practice Industries


Haynes and Boone
Texas, U.S.A.

Michael Stoner is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone. His practice focuses on insurance recovery, corporate and commercial litigation, and environmental law.

Prior to joining the firm, Michael worked at an insurance recovery firm in Southern California where he represented corporate policyholders and public entities to secure insurance coverage for first-party losses and third-party liabilities. While there, Michael represented his clients across various lines of insurance including CGL, EPL, D&O, E&O, cyber, crime, and Commercial Property policies.

While in law school, Michael served as a legal extern at the United States Embassy where he reviewed and drafted trial materials, assisted in trial preparation, researched international legal issues, and helped design and implement a new legal database for the Department of Justice, Civil Division, European Office.

Michael was a winning team member in the Pepperdine-Middle Temple Moot Court Competition held in London. Upon graduation, he was awarded membership into the Order of the Coif.

Professional and Community Activities

ABA Section of International Law
California State Bar Section of International Law

Bar Admissions

Texas, 2017
California, 2010


J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2009, magna cum laude
LL.M., International Law, American University, Washington College of Law, 2010
B.A., Carleton College, 2004
Areas of Practice

Insurance Recovery | Litigation


Bill of Health: Insurance Coverage for Coronavirus-Related Loss and Force Majeure Clauses
Haynes and Boone, March 2020

Since its emergence from Wuhan, China, in December, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has exacted an immense human cost in death and suffering, with tens of thousands of confirmed cases worldwide. As the world reacts, the spread of this disease has also impacted businesses and world markets. Governments around the globe have restricted travel from areas with widespread, sustained transmission rates. Corporations have also suspended travel and operations in areas with high rates of infection...

Texas Supreme Court Confirms No Independent Injury Needed to Recover Under Texas Bad Faith Statute
Haynes and Boone, June 2018

For years, corporate policyholders lacked a clear path to recovery against their insurance companies under the Texas bad faith statute. The reason for this uncertainty was that some courts required a showing of an injury independent from the loss of policy benefits as a means of recovery under the bad faith statute...