Mike Berry spent 22 years in private practice with the law firm of Thompson & Knight, LLP. He retired from active practice as a senior partner in 2008, and remained Of Counsel to the firm through December 2015. While he was in practice, Mike handled a variety of civil litigation matters at both the trial and appellate levels. Before attending law school, Mike was a hospital pharmacist in Tyler, Texas. From January 2009 to May 2011, Mike was the Director of Baylor Law School's Career Development Office. Since 2011, he has taught Appellate Advocacy and Procedure (now LARC3: Persuasive Communications). He also serves as the faculty coordinator for the Law School's biannual internal moot court competition.
Mike earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy, with High Honors, in 1976 from the University of Texas at Austin. He obtained his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1986. He graduated from law school with honors and was a member of The Order of the Coif.