Michael Lang focuses on complex commercial, bankruptcy and probate disputes on behalf of trustees and the beneficiaries of wills and estates or trust representatives.  Michael handles cases in a wide range of issues involving:

· Breach of fiduciary duty

· Breach of contract

· Fraud

· Fraudulent transfer and preferential transfer claims

· Tortious interference

· Partnership-Related Disputes

· Derivative and shareholder disputes

· Theft of trade secrets and confidential information

· Defamation / Business Disparagement

· Unfair competition and antitrust

· Trademark and trade dress infringement

Michael’s clients include individuals and businesses of all types and sizes. He has represented business clients in several industries including real estate, private equity, manufacturing, banking and technology.  Michael has litigated high-exposure, multi-million dollar cases in state and federal courts, and arbitrations throughout Texas and the nation, including a 2014 well-publicized case before the Supreme Court of the United States, Wellness International Network, Ltd. v. Sharif, 135 S.Ct. 1932 (2015).


Before forming Crawford, Wishnew & Lang PLLC, Michael was a partner at Gruber Hail Johansen Shank, LLP, a complex litigation boutique based in Dallas.

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Southern Methodist University School of Law, J.D., 2002 The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 1999


Texas, 2002 U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth and Seventh Circuits United States Supreme Court

Awards & Recognition

  • Designated as a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Texas Monthly and Law and Politics magazines (2016 – 2021)
  • Designated as "Rising Star" by Texas Monthly and Law and Politics magazines (2010 – 2015)
  • Included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation