I am a surety, construction, employment, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation lawyer in Texas, Florida, and federal courts. My practice includes payment and performance bond litigation, defect disputes, complex third-party salvage opportunities, torts (including my favorite: suing negligent auditors), pursuing indemnity, catastrophic loss claims, Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy, labor & employment law, and general litigation matters.
I specialize in eDiscovery and digital evidence, including leading seminars on efficiently and effectively managing large productions of data during the course of litigation. My practice utilizes cutting edge software to control costs and optimize performance — an area of growing importance as average production sizes, and discovery expenses, continue to increase exponentially. I authored a 22-page manual over the last two years entitled Doing Discovery Right (last update: October 2017), which has been presented to several of the largest sureties, and for CE and CLE credit. I have written extensively on surety law, including editing the surety chapter for Florida Construction Law; editing the Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas surety chapters in Liberty Surety's Underwriting Manual (for the last three years); and maintaining my blog (www.FloridaSurety.lawyer). I am in the process of creating a nationwide wiki on surety law: www.surety.wiki (expected launch: January 2018 — if you are an experienced construction lawyer, you are welcome to join the editing team, which will include authorship credit and a link to your website). I have also co-written a manual on salvage by the surety (A Brief Primer on Suing Auditors). Several of my publications are available on my firm's website, http://www.Surety.law (undergoing a complete overhaul as of November 2017, so expect more publications uploaded in early 2018).
I am happy to explore collaboration on publications or presentations in my fields of practice. Feel free to contact me: mlangley [at] l-llp.com.
In my free-time, I enjoy voiceover acting; writing about emotional well-being (which I think is critically important in the practice of law, see my blog: www.BeyondThinkingLikeALawyer.com); weightlifting; playing basketball; learning how to ballroom dance; listening to audiobooks; and volunteering. One of my favorite experiences of all-time was teaching a 40-hour-per-week, summer-long class on law & leadership to a diverse group of incoming 9th and 10th graders in Miami, culminating in the students showing off their skills in a mock trial (see http://www.inspired-leaders.org).