Cameron County Hidalgo County
Mikell West
Gault, Nye & Quintana, L.L.P.
4141 S. Staples Street, Suite 210
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Telephone: (361) 654-7008
Fax:           (361) 654-7001


Mikell West, Partner

Mikell was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He received a B.S. from Texas A&M University majoring in Political Science. While at St. Mary’s University, Mikell was an intern for Judge Emilio Garza at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and for Judge Barbara Nellermoe at the 45th District Court in Bexar County. He also assisted in teaching 1st year Legal Research and Writing classes.

Mikell joined GNQ as an associate in 2010, originally working in both trial litigation support and appellate work, and now excels in first-party/bad faith insurance defense. Mikell has evaluated and handled over 1,000 first-party/bad faith cases, working diligently and creatively to provide the best defense available to GNQ's clients. Mikell also assists the firm in innovating new ways to manage cases and large litigation dockets using cutting edge technology to provide clients with the best service in the most efficient and economical manner possible.

  • J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2009
  • B.S., Texas A&M University, 2006 - Political Science
Professional Licenses
  • State Bar of Texas, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2017
Professional Associations
  • State Bar of Texas
    o Insurance Law Section
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Texas Aggie Bar Association
  • Corpus Christi Bar Association
Representative Experience
  • Evaluated, analyzed and negotiated favorable settlements for hundreds of hail/wind damage claims for residential properties
  • Evaluated, analyzed and negotiated favorable settlements for multiple $1,000,000+ claims for hail/wind damage to large and multi-structure commercial properties
  • Participated in researching, writing, briefing and motion practice for numerous cases before the Thirteenth Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Texas
  • Statutory Liens and Derivative Claims, Defending Claims in the Lone Star State, San Antonio Claims Association Spring Seminar - April 4, 2013
Community Involvement
  • Knights of Columbus
    o Grand Knight, Council 1202 - 2011-2012
    o District Deputy, District 140 - 2012-2014
    o Diocesan Deputy, Corpus Christi - 2014-2016
    o Texas State Council Legal Affairs Committee - 2014+
    o Council Development Coordinator - 2016+
  • Texas A&M University - Association of Former Students

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