Attorney at Law Michael Craver Outside Smiling

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1996
  • Iowa, 2009


  • J.D., Southern Methodist University, 1996; NAFTA Law and Business Review
  • B.B.A., finance, cum laude, Southern Methodist University, 1993

Professional associations

  • Iowa Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Member, Sections on Real Estate, Probate, Trust
  • Appanoose County Bar Association


  • Recipient of 2016 Cline Medal, an award to honor individuals with outstanding contributions to Appanoose County  
  • Texas Lawyer - Named as One of Top 50 In-House Counsel in 2005

Seminars/Speaking engagements

  • Speaker: "When I'm 64: What I Learned at Victory and What I would Change If I Had Only Known," State Bar of Texas Advanced Real Estate Seminar, San Antonio, Texas, 2007
  • "Revitalization of Brownfields," State Bar of Texas Environmental Superconference, Austin, Texas, 2007
  • "Mixed Use Development: Key Financing and Insurance Issues and Pitfalls," University of Texas Mortgage and Lending Institute in Austin and Dallas, Texas, 2008
  • "Keys to Successful Public and Private Partnerships," International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Convention, Dallas, Texas, 2008

Community involvement

  • Centerville Rotary Club
  • Board of Directors: St. Joseph's Mercy Medical Center (President), Legacies Foundation, Appanoose All-Play, Centerville High School Alumni Association (President), and Rathbun Lake Area YMCA (President).
  • Formerly served on Appanoose Economic Development Corporation (Treasurer and Secretary) and River Hills Community Health Center (Treasurer)

Other professional experience

  • Associate General Counsel and Vice President, Hillwood Development, 2000-2009