Michael “Miz” Ludvik is a Partner at DebnamRust and primarily practices criminal and veterans law. He is also a strong advocate and ally for the LGBTQIA community. Miz is also accredited with the department of Veteran affairs.
Miz is a combat veteran for United States Marine Corps. During his four years of active duty, he served two combat tours. During his first combat tour in Ramadi Iraq, Miz was combat meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal (E3). Miz was injured while serving his country. Later, Miz served four more years in the Reserves.
Miz previously worked with the Federal Public Defender Office Northern district of Texas in Lubbock, clerked for the Honorable John Roach in the 296th District Court, worked as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children in the foster system, and practiced law with the Caprock Regional Public Defender’s office.
Miz graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Business Information Systems Decision Sciences and later graduated cum laude with his doctorate in Jurisprudence from Texas Tech School of Law. During law school Miz continued his service to others through Pro Bono opportunities; during this time, he was awarded Pro Bono Graduating Student of the Year, PSJD National Pro Bono Public Award Finalist, Brendan B. Murray Public Service Award Scholarship, Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas for 3 years in a row, Pro Bono Dean’s award, Pro Bono Excellence award for 3 years in a row, and served on the Pro Bono Board of Directors. Much of Miz’s pro bono work was with homeless or struggling veterans.
Miz served as Texas Tech School of Law’s class president for two years, was on the academic advising committee, and was a Student Ambassador. Miz also has a strong background in advocacy, he was a member of the board of barristers, and was a finalist in the school trial competition.