DALLAS BAR ASSOCIATION
Whereas, MICHAEL ANTHONY BARRAGAN was born in Dallas, Texas on November 5, 1956, and passed away April 24, 2011, at the age of fifty-four;
Whereas, MICHAEL A. BARRAGAN attended Christ The King Catholic School and graduated from Jesuit High School in 1975; he entered The University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of the Texas Cowboys, a society of students who demonstrate exceptional leadership, character, spirit, and service; he was also a member and President of his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon; he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from The University of Texas at Austin in 1979;
Whereas, MICHAEL A. BARRAGAN earned his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from The University of Texas School of Law in 1982 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas on November 5, 1982;
Whereas, MICHAEL A. BARRAGAN began private practice in the same year at Gardere & Wynne, where he became a partner of the firm in 1987; he met his beloved wife, Beverly, at Gardere & Wynne and they were married on March 11, 1989; he often said marrying Beverly was the best case he ever won;
Whereas, MICHAEL A. BARRAGAN was a trusted and expert litigator who thrived at Gardere & Wynne for almost twenty years, earning the title “The Prince of Darkness” and achieving a prodigious winning record in the courtroom; in 1993, he became Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and in 1993 opened his own practice, specializing in probate litigation, he was named a “SuperLawyer” in 2003 and 2005;
Whereas, MICHAEL A. BARRAGAN was active in the community; he was a member of the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, class of 1995, as well as a thirty-year member of the Longhorn Breakfast Club; he loved the game of golf from the early age of ten when he carried the score sticks for the LPGA Dallas Civitan Open and was a long time member of Lakewood Country Club; he also was a staple of, and contributor to, The Gatlin Brothers Celebrity Pro-Am benefitting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), where he was known for his booming drives; he never met a long drive contest he could not conquer and rightfully earned the title of “Mongo!”;
Whereas, MICHAEL A. BARRAGAN was a brilliant, kind, generous gentleman of the highest order with an exceptional sense of humor who will be sorely missed; he was loved and respected by all;
Whereas, MICHAEL A. BARRAGAN is survived by his wife of twenty-two years, Beverly, and their daughter Kathryn; he will be remembered by his family and friends as a loving husband and father, a consummate professional and the rock of the Barragan family;
Whereas, it is more than appropriate that the Members of this Association record their appreciation and gratitude for the dedication and service of MICHAEL ANTHONY BARRAGAN, to this Association, his profession and his community;
Now, therefore, be it resolved, by the Members of this Association, duly assembled in regular meeting, that we observe, with sorrow, the death of MICHAEL ANTHONY BARRAGAN, and that we express our sympathy and condolences to the members of his family.
Be it further resolved, that this action be recorded in the permanent records and minutes of the Association and that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to the family of MICHAEL ANTHONY BARRAGAN as a token of the esteem in which he was held by the Association.