Michelle Stewart Named Fellow Of Litigation Counsel Of America
Kansas City attorney Michelle R. Stewart, has been selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. Ms. Stewart is a leader in the litigation practice group and is the Member in charge of the firm’s Overland Park office. A 1996 graduate of the Kansas State University, she received her Juris Doctor degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1999. Ms. Stewart has significant trial experience in state and federal courts in both Kansas and Missouri. In addition, she acts as employment counsel for multiple businesses and governmental entities.
The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership. The number of Fellowships has been kept at an exclusive limit by design, allowing qualifications, diversity and inclusion to align effectively, with recognition of excellence in litigation across all segments of the bar. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level, or are independent practitioners with recognized experience and accomplishment. In addition, the LCA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy, professionalism and ethical standards among its Fellows.
In 2010, Michelle received the David A. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in appellate practice. She is a Member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and serves on the Membership Committee as State Liaison for Kansas. Ms. Stewart is also an Associate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Michelle was included in the elite group of Kansas and Missouri Rising Stars in employment litigation in 2008, 2009 and 2011 and has been named a Super Lawyer consistently since 2012. Beginning in 2011 through the present, she was named one of the Best Lawyers in Kansas City by Ingram’s Magazine.