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Michael is a Partner in Litchfield Cavo LLP’s Kansas City, Missouri, office. He defends clients against general liability matters including personal injury, motor vehicle, premises liability and commercial liability claims. Michael’s law practice involves defending employers in wrongful termination claims as well as counseling employers on employment issues with personnel and compliance matters. He also handles insurance coverage issues, breach of contract and bad faith claims. Michael has experience working with clients in the transportation, retail, hospitality, insurance, real estate, and food and beverage industries, as well as public and private entities. He has additional experience advising clients on litigation avoidance techniques to assist with averting risks and conflicts.

Michael has more than a decade of experience litigating cases filed in state and federal courts, with a proven record of obtaining favorable outcomes for  his clients. He has presented to attorneys, paralegals and insurance claims professionals at a variety of conferences. Michael has authored continuing education courses, including writings about popular topics such as disputes in the workplace and personal injury law.


  • Granted Motion to Dismiss in cases wherein four separate entities submitted applications to the State of Missouri to obtain licensure to grow and sell agricultural products, and all four entities did not receive a license and each filed suit against our business application evaluation client for its role in evaluating their applications; the Court held that each Plaintiff failed to state a claim against our client and dismissed all four claims.
  • Obtained Motion to Dismiss for municipal public works client after Plaintiff’s commercial property flooded with water and alleged that our client was negligent in supervising and inspecting pipeline work performed near Plaintiff’s property; the Court agreed with our Defense that our client had sovereign immunity, and that Plaintiff failed to plead a waiver of the sovereign immunity or state any facts indicating that the limited exceptions were applicable, and ruled in favor of our client.