Mike Seiler

Mike Seiler Founded in 2012, The Seiler Law Firm is a top civil litigation and appeal firm based in The Woodlands Texas. Driven at an early age to succeed and quickly so, Mike graduated from the University of Kansas in only eight semesters with degrees in History and Political Science.
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Having been bitten by the jurisprudence bug from the countless hours he spent with his father, Mike went on to earn his law degree from Creighton University, shortly thereafter passing the Kansas Bar Exam. In 1992, he migrated to Texas, and 30 days after he had passed the Texas Bar, he was hired as one of only eleven prosecutors in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Until 2008, he worked in that office under two different elected district attorneys, where he tried many high-profile cases that included criminals involved in intoxication offenses, sex crimes, and child murder. Seiler rose through the ranks to eventually become a District Court Chief. His hard work was noticed by the Texas legislature, and in 2008 he was appointed Judge of the 435th District Court by Governor Rick Perry. With Seiler on the bench, the 435th District Court carried a full load of criminal cases, and presided over the commitment proceedings in excess of 300 men that were considered for civil commitment. The Texas legislature called the offenders that appeared in the 435th District Court “the worst of the worst,” and Seiler was often congratulated on his tough-but-fair approach. Over the course of his judicial careers, Seiler never lost a contested judicial election. He resigned from the bench in 2016. Today, Seiler is a renowned civil and criminal defense attorney based in Montgomery County who enjoys traveling around the state of Texas representing clients in all types of cases. He is one of very few attorneys in the region that have enjoyed successful careers in all three aspects of a courtroom – prosecutor, judge and defender. That, combined with his high profile in the Texas judicial system – being well known by judges and justices throughout the state – and his broad experience in hundreds upon hundreds of different cases involving a myriad of crimes, makes him a formidable presence in the court and a staunch ally to his clients. Mike Seiler is married to his wife Kenna, who is herself a board-certified civil appellate lawyer, and has two children; son Ethan, and daughter Rachel. With more than 21 years of experience handling civil litigation throughout East Texas, the firm provides personalized service to its clients.

Having been bitten by the jurisprudence bug from the countless hours he spent with his father, Mike went on to earn his law degree from Creighton University, shortly thereafter passing the Kansas Bar Exam. In 1992, he migrated to Texas, and 30 days after he had passed the Texas Bar, he was hired as one of only eleven prosecutors in the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Until 2008, he worked in that office under two different elected district attorneys, where he tried many high-profile cases that included criminals involved in intoxication offenses, sex crimes, and child murder. Seiler rose through the ranks to eventually become a District Court Chief. His hard work was noticed by the Texas legislature, and in 2008 he was appointed Judge of the 435th District Court by Governor Rick Perry. With Seiler on the bench, the 435th District Court carried a full load of criminal cases, and presided over the commitment proceedings in excess of 300 men that were considered for civil commitment. The Texas legislature called the offenders that appeared in the 435th District Court “the worst of the worst,” and Seiler was often congratulated on his tough-but-fair approach. Over the course of his judicial careers, Seiler never lost a contested judicial election. He resigned from the bench in 2016. Today, Seiler is a renowned civil and criminal defense attorney based in Montgomery County who enjoys traveling around the state of Texas representing clients in all types of cases. He is one of very few attorneys in the region that have enjoyed successful careers in all three aspects of a courtroom – prosecutor, judge and defender. That, combined with his high profile in the Texas judicial system – being well known by judges and justices throughout the state – and his broad experience in hundreds upon hundreds of different cases involving a myriad of crimes, makes him a formidable presence in the court and a staunch ally to his clients. Mike Seiler is married to his wife Kenna, who is herself a board-certified civil appellate lawyer, and has two children; son Ethan, and daughter Rachel. With more than 21 years of experience handling civil litigation throughout East Texas, the firm provides personalized service to its clients.

Mission: With more than 21 years of experience handling civil litigation throughout East Texas, the firm provides personalized service to its clients.

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Happy President's Day from all of us at Mike Seiler.
02/20/2017

Happy President's Day from all of us at Mike Seiler.

"Due to obvious concerns regarding Braman's credibility, a decision was made to dismiss all cases in which the proof of ...
02/19/2017
Prosecutors drop charges against 18 arrested by former Volusia deputy

"Due to obvious concerns regarding Braman's credibility, a decision was made to dismiss all cases in which the proof of guilt was dependent upon testimony of Braman. A total of eighteen pending criminal cases were dismissed as a result of this review," the statement said. bit.ly/2dZL98o

The State Attorney’s Office has dismissed charges in 18 cases which depended on the testimony of former Volusia County sheriff’s deputy John

Mike Seiler's hard work was noticed by the Texas legislature, and in 2008 he was appointed Judge of the 435th District C...
02/17/2017

Mike Seiler's hard work was noticed by the Texas legislature, and in 2008 he was appointed Judge of the 435th District Court by Governor Rick Perry. With Seiler on the bench, the 435th District Court carried a full load of criminal cases, and presided over the commitment proceedings in excess of 300 men that were considered for civil commitment. The Texas legislature called the offenders that appeared in the 435th District Court “the worst of the worst,” and Seiler was often congratulated on his tough-but-fair approach. Over the course of his judicial careers, Seiler never lost a contested judicial election. bit.ly/2dZL98o

A recent compliance report from Dr. Michael Leiber, professor of criminology at the University of South Florida, stated ...
02/16/2017
Memphis' juvenile justice problems are complicated, sad

A recent compliance report from Dr. Michael Leiber, professor of criminology at the University of South Florida, stated that “In the determination of racial disparity in the administration of criminal justice, evaluations were conducted of the level of the disproportionate minority contact at various stages or points of contact within the juvenile court (referral to court, cases diverted, secure detention, petition findings of delinquency, probation, placement in secure confinement, waiver to adult court). bit.ly/2dZL98o

Reports don't show that "the vast majority" of youths are "diverted from the system" and never see a judge, said Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael.

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02/15/2017

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02/14/2017

Happy Valentine's Day from all of us at Mike Seiler.

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02/12/2017

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The Arizona Supreme Court says police can't use a DUI suspect's blood sample taken for medical reasons unless they have ...
02/10/2017
Court sets standard for use of blood samples in DUI cases

The Arizona Supreme Court says police can't use a DUI suspect's blood sample taken for medical reasons unless they have a warrant or the suspect either consented to treatment or was incapable of providing consent. bit.ly/2dZL98o

The court set that standard Wednesday while ruling on an appeal involving a man who thrashed and yelled at paramedics after being injured in a 2010 Scottsdale accident in which one person was killed and four others injured.

The York County District Attorney's Office has developed new policies and protocols in response to a ruling from the U.S...
02/09/2017
Refuse a DUI search warrant? You'll get an extra charge

The York County District Attorney's Office has developed new policies and protocols in response to a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, which is called Birchfield v. North Dakota. bit.ly/2dZL98o

The York County District Attorney's Office has developed new policies and protocols in response to a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.

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02/07/2017

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Volusia County sheriff's deputy John Braman, who resigned Monday afternoon, is under investigation after a defense attor...
02/05/2017
Sheriff: Video shows 'thieving idiot' Volusia deputy stealing cash

Volusia County sheriff's deputy John Braman, who resigned Monday afternoon, is under investigation after a defense attorney turned over a video showing him stealing money from a driver, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said Monday in a phone interview. The State Attorney's Office released the video. "He represents an infinitesimal number of bad cops around the country but when this gets played in the news it makes everyone who wears the badge have to defend themselves against the actions of this idiot. And that's what he is, a thieving idiot," Chitwood said. bit.ly/2dZL98o

A body camera video released Monday shows a deputy taking two $100 bills from a man's wallet and tossing the money in the patrol car's trunk before

The ever-widening circles of a DWIThe fallout from a single crash can reach untold victims not even present at the scene...
02/04/2017

The ever-widening circles of a DWI

The fallout from a single crash can reach untold victims not even present at the scene

THE WOODLANDS, TX (January 18, 2017) – Recently, an horrific traffic accident occurred on Houston’s Southwest Freeway when Victor Manuel Garcia drove his large truck the wrong way, causing a chain reaction that left one woman dead and numerous others injured, including a three-year-old girl critically. Garcia was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.

“Actually, to call this an ‘accident’ is a misnomer,” said Mike Seiler, a Woodlands-based criminal and civil defense attorney. “Incidents such as this can impact many more people than those who were involved in the actual occurrence.”

Seiler likens intoxicated driving incidents to a pebble thrown into a pond’s calm surface. “The ripples radiate outward from that one epicenter, and it’s a lot of time and distance before those ripples finally dissipate.”

In the case of Victor Garcia, it will be some time before the full effects are felt on all parties involved – some of whom that don’t even know they are involved. “Assuming Garcia is found guilty, he will be directly responsible – criminally – for the physical damage, injury and death he caused,” said Seiler. “Additionally, he can be sued in civil court to provide financial recompense to all of his victims.”

Seiler has been on all sides of the courtroom – as judge, prosecutor and defender. He points out that, because the standard of proof is different in a civil case than a criminal case, it is much more likely to be held financially accountable for a DWI even if the accused is cleared of criminal charges. “Look at the O.J. Simpson case; the criminal prosecution couldn’t establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. However, they were able to establish a civil preponderance of the evidence, and Simpson was found liable for the deaths he was accused of, even though he was acquitted in criminal court.”

Beyond the perpetrator of a DWI and the victims directly impacted by it, the circles can spread to others who are miles and hours away from the incident. “A bar owner or restaurant manager – and the people working who did the serving – can be held criminally and civilly liable for contributing to the incident,” said Seiler. “These people are in need of proper legal counsel as much as the accused and the victims.”

The ripples spreading from the DWI can have long-lasting and profound effects on all involved. “If the accused is convicted, they will have significant issues in their current or future employment, as well as their finances. The victims may have physical injury and/or emotional trauma that will need addressing for months or years to come. If you’re involved any way – directly or indirectly – in any aspect of a DWI, it is vital that you immediately secure legal counsel to mitigate the damage.”

Mike Seiler is an attorney specializing in criminal and civil defense for Montgomery County and surrounding areas. He is one of very few attorneys in the region that have enjoyed successful careers in all three aspects of a courtroom – prosecutor, judge and defender. For more information on Seiler, visit www.theseilerlawfirm.com or call (281) 419-7770.

The passage of Proposition 57 nullified “direct-file” cases, such as Gonzalez’s, and returned the cases to juvenile cour...
02/01/2017
Santa Cruz: Madyson Middleton murder trial upended by new law

The passage of Proposition 57 nullified “direct-file” cases, such as Gonzalez’s, and returned the cases to juvenile courts, according to the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office. Juvenile cases are closed to the press and public and the proposition directs a juvenile court judge to determine whether children can be tried as adults. bit.ly/2dZL98o

SANTA CRUZ — There is uncertainty whether the public will have access to the trial of Adrian Jerry Gonzalez, who was 15 when he was arrested on suspicion of killing 8-year-old Madyson Jordan …

The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act took the authority away from prosecutors to charge people under the age of 18 i...
01/28/2017
‘Templeton 5’ armed robbery suspects seek transfer to juvenile court

The Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act took the authority away from prosecutors to charge people under the age of 18 in adult court, instead requiring a judge’s approval. The law affects cases in progress as of November 8th. bit.ly/2dZL98o

Three of five young men facing more than 100 years in prison each for their alleged roles in the armed robbery of a house party will seek to have their cases transferred to juvenile court, citing a new law passed by voters in November.

The ever-widening circles of a DWIThe fallout from a single crash can reach untold victims not even present at the scene...
01/27/2017

The ever-widening circles of a DWI

The fallout from a single crash can reach untold victims not even present at the scene

THE WOODLANDS, TX (January 18, 2017) – Recently, an horrific traffic accident occurred on Houston’s Southwest Freeway when Victor Manuel Garcia drove his large truck the wrong way, causing a chain reaction that left one woman dead and numerous others injured, including a three-year-old girl critically. Garcia was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.

“Actually, to call this an ‘accident’ is a misnomer,” said Mike Seiler, a Woodlands-based criminal and civil defense attorney. “Incidents such as this can impact many more people than those who were involved in the actual occurrence.”

Seiler likens intoxicated driving incidents to a pebble thrown into a pond’s calm surface. “The ripples radiate outward from that one epicenter, and it’s a lot of time and distance before those ripples finally dissipate.”

In the case of Victor Garcia, it will be some time before the full effects are felt on all parties involved – some of whom that don’t even know they are involved. “Assuming Garcia is found guilty, he will be directly responsible – criminally – for the physical damage, injury and death he caused,” said Seiler. “Additionally, he can be sued in civil court to provide financial recompense to all of his victims.”

Seiler has been on all sides of the courtroom – as judge, prosecutor and defender. He points out that, because the standard of proof is different in a civil case than a criminal case, it is much more likely to be held financially accountable for a DWI even if the accused is cleared of criminal charges. “Look at the O.J. Simpson case; the criminal prosecution couldn’t establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. However, they were able to establish a civil preponderance of the evidence, and Simpson was found liable for the deaths he was accused of, even though he was acquitted in criminal court.”

Beyond the perpetrator of a DWI and the victims directly impacted by it, the circles can spread to others who are miles and hours away from the incident. “A bar owner or restaurant manager – and the people working who did the serving – can be held criminally and civilly liable for contributing to the incident,” said Seiler. “These people are in need of proper legal counsel as much as the accused and the victims.”

The ripples spreading from the DWI can have long-lasting and profound effects on all involved. “If the accused is convicted, they will have significant issues in their current or future employment, as well as their finances. The victims may have physical injury and/or emotional trauma that will need addressing for months or years to come. If you’re involved any way – directly or indirectly – in any aspect of a DWI, it is vital that you immediately secure legal counsel to mitigate the damage.”

Mike Seiler is an attorney specializing in criminal and civil defense for Montgomery County and surrounding areas. He is one of very few attorneys in the region that have enjoyed successful careers in all three aspects of a courtroom – prosecutor, judge and defender. For more information on Seiler, visit www.theseilerlawfirm.com or call (281) 419-7770.

The program operates in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. Students serve as jurors, prosecuting and defense attorneys, c...
01/25/2017
Teens sought to serve as jurors, counsel in juvenile cases

The program operates in Placerville and South Lake Tahoe. Students serve as jurors, prosecuting and defense attorneys, court clerks and bailiffs. “Community attorneys volunteer to help students develop their cases,” Stephanie Carlson, Teen Court coordinator in Placerville, said in a written statement. “Youth get a real understanding of the juvenile justice system, and defendants receive a fair sentence from their peers and a second chance.” bit.ly/2dZL98o

El Dorado County teenagers interested in serving as personnel in real court cases involving minors are invited to sign up for the county's Teen Court program.

The news about the two arrests in the Gatlinburg wildfires came on December 7 in a live TBI news conference. The TBI’s M...
01/24/2017
What’s next for juveniles charged in Sevier County wildfire case?

The news about the two arrests in the Gatlinburg wildfires came on December 7 in a live TBI news conference. The TBI’s Mark Gwyn said, “Unfortunately, these two individuals are juveniles. I can tell you that this investigation is active and ongoing and we still have a lot of work to do.” bit.ly/2dZL98o

Many people have asked what’s happening with the two juveniles charged with aggravated arson in those deadly wildfires.

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01/23/2017

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The ever-widening circles of a DWIThe fallout from a single crash can reach untold victims not even present at the scene...
01/21/2017

The ever-widening circles of a DWI

The fallout from a single crash can reach untold victims not even present at the scene

THE WOODLANDS, TX (January 18, 2017) – Recently, an horrific traffic accident occurred on Houston’s Southwest Freeway when Victor Manuel Garcia drove his large truck the wrong way, causing a chain reaction that left one woman dead and numerous others injured, including a three-year-old girl critically. Garcia was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.

“Actually, to call this an ‘accident’ is a misnomer,” said Mike Seiler, a Woodlands-based criminal and civil defense attorney. “Incidents such as this can impact many more people than those who were involved in the actual occurrence.”

Seiler likens intoxicated driving incidents to a pebble thrown into a pond’s calm surface. “The ripples radiate outward from that one epicenter, and it’s a lot of time and distance before those ripples finally dissipate.”

In the case of Victor Garcia, it will be some time before the full effects are felt on all parties involved – some of whom that don’t even know they are involved. “Assuming Garcia is found guilty, he will be directly responsible – criminally – for the physical damage, injury and death he caused,” said Seiler. “Additionally, he can be sued in civil court to provide financial recompense to all of his victims.”

Seiler has been on all sides of the courtroom – as judge, prosecutor and defender. He points out that, because the standard of proof is different in a civil case than a criminal case, it is much more likely to be held financially accountable for a DWI even if the accused is cleared of criminal charges. “Look at the O.J. Simpson case; the criminal prosecution couldn’t establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. However, they were able to establish a civil preponderance of the evidence, and Simpson was found liable for the deaths he was accused of, even though he was acquitted in criminal court.”

Beyond the perpetrator of a DWI and the victims directly impacted by it, the circles can spread to others who are miles and hours away from the incident. “A bar owner or restaurant manager – and the people working who did the serving – can be held criminally and civilly liable for contributing to the incident,” said Seiler. “These people are in need of proper legal counsel as much as the accused and the victims.”

The ripples spreading from the DWI can have long-lasting and profound effects on all involved. “If the accused is convicted, they will have significant issues in their current or future employment, as well as their finances. The victims may have physical injury and/or emotional trauma that will need addressing for months or years to come. If you’re involved any way – directly or indirectly – in any aspect of a DWI, it is vital that you immediately secure legal counsel to mitigate the damage.”

Mike Seiler is an attorney specializing in criminal and civil defense for Montgomery County and surrounding areas. He is one of very few attorneys in the region that have enjoyed successful careers in all three aspects of a courtroom – prosecutor, judge and defender. For more information on Seiler, visit www.theseilerlawfirm.com or call (281) 419-7770.

Her charges were dropped on Jan. 13, just three weeks after the Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia investigated h...
01/20/2017
Charges dropped in DUI case following investigation into officer

Her charges were dropped on Jan. 13, just three weeks after the Prosecuting Attorney's Council of Georgia investigated her case and others citing "significant errors in several of the DUI-drug investigations" performed by Lofton. bit.ly/2dZL98o

After a year and more than $5,000 in legal fees, Mary Williams finally got good news pertaining to her DUI traffic stop in the city of Statham.

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