• Biography

    Michael Gaston-Bell serves a Counsel in Haynes and Boone’s Dallas office and his practice focuses primarily on sophisticated employment matters.

    Michael’s practice focuses on representing clients in federal and state courts, as well as state and local agencies, on matters related to Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    Michael also provides employers with guidance on the interpretation and implementation of Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA and FLSA issues in the workplace.

    Additionally Michael advises top level corporate leadership - boards of directors, in-house counsel and chief executives - on unique, complex and often crisis-level employment affairs, including: executive transitions, internal investigations, unfair competition, and major transactions.

    Professional Recognition

    • Featured in D Magazine’s “Best Lawyers Under 40” directory, D Magazine Partners, 2021
    • Included in the "Ones to Watch" category of Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2021
  • Education and Clerkships

    • J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 2013
    • B.S., Truman State University, 2010
  • Admissions

    • Texas
    • Indiana
    • Missouri
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
    • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee