Mike Price was born in North Carolina in 1970. He moved to Sherman, Texas, in 1973 and graduated from Sherman High School in 1988. Mike completed his undergraduate studies at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and graduated cum laude in 1992. Austin College is a small, private Presbyterian school known for its academic excellence. While attending A.C., Mike was a 3 year varsity team letterman on the Austin College Football Team. He was selected as a Texas Interscholastic Athletic Association Academic All-Conference member in 1989, 1990, and 1991. In 1990, Mike and the 'Kangaroos' advanced to the NAIA Division II National Playoffs. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1995 from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas. While at SMU, he was a student attorney in the SMU Law School Criminal Justice Clinic. After representing many clients throughout the criminal process, including jury trials, Mike was chosen to be the Supervising Student Attorney for the next class of students in this program. He was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 1995.
After graduating from law school, Mike began working for the legendary criminal defense attorney George R. Milner. Mike became a partner in his firm in 1998. In 2001, Mike became Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. While most attorneys have to practice 10, 15 or 20 years to reach the experience level necessary to achieve Board Certification, Mike met the rigorous requirements and passed the exam after being licensed for only 6 years. In 2002, Mike became the Managing Partner and a founding member of Milner & Finn, a law firm dedicated to the exclusive defense of criminal cases in both state and federal court. In 2006, Mike became Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is now one of only a handful of attorneys who is certified in Criminal Law at both the state and national level. In addition, Mike has been named a "Texas Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine every year since 2005. He is also "AV" Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for both ethics and legal ability.
Mike's wife, Krissa, is a former teacher and Drill Team Director for Plano Senior High School. She is now a full-time Mom of two boys, Trey and Brenden. Mike and Krissa enjoy boating with their friends and family at Lake Texoma, traveling, and attending as many Dallas Stars Hockey games as their schedules will allow!
Practice Areas: Criminal Law, Trial Law, Criminal Appellate Practice.
Bar Admissions: 1995, Texas; 1997, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1998, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; 2000, U.S. Supreme Court.
Professional Memberships: Dallas Bar Association; Dallas Young Lawyers Association, State Bar of Texas; Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Board Certifications: 2001, Board Certified-Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
2006, Board Certified-Criminal Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy.