Michael graduated with a degree in Biology with honors from Kearney State College in 1984. He attended law school at the University of Kansas School of Law. His legal career began in Wichita, Kansas where he worked as a bankruptcy litigator for a commercial litigation firm. He moved to Kansas City in 1990 where he worked as a trial lawyer in an insurance defense firm for 3 years.
Michael spent almost 25 years as an in-house attorney for 2 separate insurance companies defending the companies and their customers in all forms of personal injury cases including uninsured and underinsured motorists, motor vehicle accidents, and slip & falls. He is using that experience now to represent injury victims in claims and lawsuits against those same insurance companies. During his career, Michael has tried more than 40 jury trials and more than 50 bench trials. He has argued cases before the Kansas and Missouri Court of Appeals, as well as the Kansas Supreme Court.
Michael has been married to his wife Janie for nearly 39 years and has 3 children: Audrey, Timothy, and Valerie. He enjoys time with his family, reading, movies, attending church, and working out when he’s not spending his time practicing law.