Michael Shand was born and raised in Houston, Texas by a father who worked as a business professional and a mother who is a dyslexia therapist. He grew up competing in baseball and football, where he learned the importance of hard work, teamwork, and dedication, which has paid dividends throughout his career representing Plaintiffs. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University and the University of Mississippi, earning a B.S. in business finance, and later earned his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. Michael resides with his wife in Houston and has a dog named Tucker. Outside of work, Michael enjoys exercising, reading novels, and spending time with his family.