R. Michael McCauley, Jr.








R. Michael McCauley, Jr.

Mr. McCauley was admitted to the Texas bar in 1996. Mr. McCauley was also admitted to the New Mexico Bar in 2020 and the Oklahoma Bar in 2021.  He prosecutes and defends general civil litigation in federal and state courts, with this primary emphasis in commercial/business transactions and litigation, banking law, oil and gas transactions, personal injury litigation, administrative law, bankruptcy law for creditors, professional malpractice and insurance defense. He represents both corporate and individual clients, and has been involved in prominent litigation throughout the State of Texas. He also assists his clients with their needs in structuring business entities and negotiating business ventures and transactions.Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating Badge



McWhorter, Cobb and Johnson, 

     Partner, 2001-Present

     Associate, 1996-2000

     Law Clerk, 1995-1996


Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas

     Juris Doctorate Degree, cum laude, 1996,

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

     Bachelor of Art (English), 1993


Supreme Court of Texas

New Mexico Supreme Court

Oklahoma Supreme Court

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

United States District Courts

     Northern District of Texas

     Southern District of Texas

     Western District of Texas

     Eastern District of Texas


State Bar of Texas

Texas Bar Foundation

Life Fellow Lubbock County Bar Association

Texas Association of Bank Counsel

Texas Tech University Inn of the Court

     Executive Committee, 2022-Present

     Master, 2015-Present

     Barrister, 2013-2015

Farm, Ranch & Agri-Business Bankruptcy Institute

      Chairman, 2004-2005

     Committee Member, 2000-2010

West Texas Bankruptcy Bar Association: Pro-Tem Secretary, 1999-2000

Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association

     President, 2001-2002

     President-Elect, 2000-2001

     Treasurer, 1999-2000

     Secretary, 1998-1999

Legal Research Board, Texas Tech University, School of Law, 1995-1996

The Texas Bank Lawyer, 1994-1996; Student Editor, 1995-1996


Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD): Executive Committee, 2015-2020

South Plains Food Bank

     Vice Chair, Finance Committee, 2022-Sept. 2023

     Executive Board Member, 2020-2022

     Stewardship Committee Chairman, 2020-2022

     Stewardship Committee, 2018 – 2022

     Board of Directors, 2018-Present

     Summer of Sharing Committee Member, 2012-Present

Majors Ranch Property Owners’ Association

     President, August, 2022 -Present

     Director,  July, 2022 – Present

ARCS Foundation, Inc., Achievement Rewards for College Scientists, Advisory Board 2002-2003

Frenship Youth Baseball Coach, 1997-2007


Volunteer Representative Florida Tallahassee Missions, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7/1987-6/1989


Texas Lawyer Verdicts Hall of Fame, 2013

Top Texas Verdicts in 2012 ($118,000,000)

Outstanding Young Lawyer, Lubbock County, 2001-2002 John H. Splawn, Jr., Memorial Endowed Scholarship

American Jurisprudence Award (Legal Research and Writing), 1993

Eagle Scout