Michelle R. Stewart contact information
- Appellate Practice
- Civil Litigation
- Commercial & Complex Litigation
- Construction Law
- Employment Law & Litigation
- Food, Beverage and Hospitality
- Insurance Defense
- Personal Injury Litigation
- Product Liability
- Professional Malpractice Litigation (Professional Licensing Administrative Proceedings and Litigation)
Ms. Stewart is a leader in the litigation practice group and is the Member in charge of the firm’s Kansas City office. She has been in practice since 1999 and focuses her practice on litigation in employment, construction and legal malpractice/professional negligence matters. She 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, advising them on matters ranging from compliance with federal and state employment statutes to creation of personnel handbooks.
Michelle also argues cases in front of both the Kansas and Missouri Courts of Appeal. In 2003, she was named one of the up and coming lawyers in Missouri Lawyers Weekly. 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. In 2010, Michelle received the David A. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award in recognition of outstanding achievement in appellate practice. Beginning in 2011 through the present, Michelle was named one of the Best Lawyers in Kansas City by Ingram’s Magazine.
Michelle is a member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel and serves on the Membership Committee as State Liaison for Kansas. Membership in FDCC is limited to 1400 members world-wide and candidates go through a selective nominating process. She is also an Associate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership in ABOTA is by invitation only and achieving the rank of Associate requires twenty (20) jury trials as lead counsel. Michelle is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel Of America. 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.