Mike has been rooted in Independence his entire life, even meeting his wife on the Independence Square where his law practice has been located since 1997. He is an active member of his community and is a Shriner, Mason, member of the Jesters Court #54 and Eagles. Mike's personal approach and professional resume have prepared him to be the right lawyer for you.
JACKSON COUNTY PROSECUTORS OFFICE Internship 1988-1989
Worked in the drug unit his third year of law school. At that time a third-year law student could practice law under the supervision of attorneys. He appeared in court for arraignments; preliminary hearings; appeals and helped in trial work.
ASSISTANT MUNICIPAL PROSECUTOR KANSAS CITY 1989-1991
Mike worked in all eight court rooms and tried numerous cases from domestic violence; to assault and traffic violations.
INDEPENDENCE MUNICIPAL JUDGE 1994-1997
Mike presided over numerous cases for misdemeanors, traffic matters, as well as domestic violence and serious assault cases.
PRIVATE PRACTICE 1997- Present
Mike practices criminal, traffic, injury, and estate planning law.