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Michael grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, north of the river.  Following his graduation from Park Hill High School, he attended the Central Missouri State University (now University of Central Missouri), in Warrensburg, Missouri.  There he received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science with a minor in History.  In 2008, Michael received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri, Columbia.  While at the University of Missouri, Michael was a member of the Missouri Law Review, and, as a result of his significant academic achievements, upon graduation was inducted into the University of Missouri Chapter of the Order of the Coif.  Presently, Michael lives in Blue Springs, Missouri, with his wife and their four children.

Michael is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, the Kiwanis Club of Independence, the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, and is actively involved as a member of his church. Michael is also a Guardian ad Litem registered to perform services in Jackson County, Missouri.  

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
    • Dissolution of Marriage
    • Paternity
    • Child Custody
    • Child Support
    • Modifications
    • Contempt
    • Family Access
    • Adult/Child Abuse
    • Juvenile Law
    • Guardianships of Children/Adults
    • Grandparent Rights
    • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Civil Litigation
    • Personal Injury
    • Debt Collection
  • Traffic/Ordinance Violations
    • Traffic Tickets
    • Speeding
    • Driving While Suspended
    • Drug Possession

State Bar Admissions:

  • Missouri, 2008
  • Illinois, 2009

Professional Organizations:

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association
  • Kiwanis Club of Independence
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Recognitions and Awards:

  • Order of Coif (Inducted, 2008)
  • Recipient of Charles G. Young, Jr., Memorial Award for Best Work in Professional Responsibility
  • Recipient of Fred L. Hall, Jr., Foundation Estate Planning Award for Most Notable Achievement in Estate Planning


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201 N. Spring Street
Independence, Missouri 64050

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