Michael D. Craver

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 and Knights of Columbus

  • Board of Directors: Morgan E. Cline Perpetual Charitable Foundation (President), Appanoose All-Play and Rathbun Lake Area YMCA (Past President)

  • Formerly Served on the Following Boards: Mercy One Centerville Hospital (President), Mercy One Legacies Foundation, Appanoose Economic Development Corporation (Treasurer and Secretary), Centerville High School Alumni Association (President) and River Hills Community Health Center (Treasurer)

Other professional experience

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