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Attorney Michael B. Thurman

Michael B. Thurman

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Board Certified | Texas Board of Legal Specialization | Property Owners Association Law | Residential Real Estate Law
State Bar of Texas | Created in 1939
Super Lawyers
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence - 2020
San Antonio Scene | Best S.A. Lawyer 2020
Top Attorneys In Texas 2020 | Michael B. Thurman


Michael B. Thurman is the Managing Shareholder of Thurman & Phillips, P.C. (1976). He possesses extensive experience in community association, business, corporate, business acquisitions, real estate and construction related matters. His experience comes not only from being a practicing attorney since 1976, but also from his practical experience as a principal and director in various entities engaged in real estate acquisition, development, construction, contracting and retail. Although experienced in a broad spectrum of legal areas, Michael has selectively restricted his primary areas of practice to community associations, restrictions interpretation and enforcement, mechanic's liens, business and corporate law. Michael is a member of the inaugural 2019 class of attorneys to be Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Property Owner Association Law. Michael represents a large number of community associations in Bexar and surrounding counties, including serving as general counsel for the largest mixed use development in Bexar County. Michael is AV rated, which is the highest rating bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell on attorneys considered to have "Very High to Preeminent Legal Ability" with the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct. Michael has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly magazine and one of the "Best Lawyers in San Antonio" in SA Scene Magazine.

Practice Areas:

  • Community Associations
  • Restrictions Interpretation and Enforcement
  • Mechanic's Liens
  • Business & Corporate Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Property Owners Association Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Real Estate Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 1991 to Present
  • State Bar of Texas Construction Law, Business Law, Litigation and Real Estate, Probate and Trust sections, Member


  • St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1976
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    • B.B.A. - 1973

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 1976


  • AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly magazine
  • Best Lawyers in San Antonio, SA Scene Magazine

Classes & Seminars

  • Enforcement of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions by Homeowner Associations
  • Texas Mechanic's and Materialman's Liens
  • Enforcement and Foreclosure of Mechanic's Liens in Texas
  • Overview of 2015 Legislative Changes Affecting Community Association
  • Association Board of Directors Duties and Responsibilities