Michael Hatfield is a Professor of Law at Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas and Of Counsel to Schoenbaum, Curphy & Scanlan, P.C. in San Antonio, Texas. Michael has served as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law and at the Seattle University School of Law, and worked as an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York, New York and at Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett in New York, New York. From 2010-2012, Michael served as the Glenn D. West Research Professor at Texas Tech University. In 2010, he was awarded the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award, and in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012 he was named the Outstanding Professor of the Year. In 2007 he was awarded the Texas Tech University Alumni Association New Faculty Award. He teaches courses in taxation, ethics, and trusts and estates. His research has been published in the Florida Tax Review, the Northwestern Law Review Colloquy, the NYU Annual Survey of American Law, the Baylor Law Review, the Notre Dame Journal of Ethics and Public Policy, the Lewis & Clark Law Review, the Texas Tech Law Review, Tax Notes and the Johns Hopkins University Press. With Baylor Law School Mills Cox Professor of Law Thomas M. Featherston, Jr. he co-authored Q&A: Wills, Trusts and Estates (2nd. ed., 2008).