Overview

Michael has experience representing clients in federal and state courts on matters related to Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), restrictive covenants, and defending clients before city and county Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) agencies.

He also represents individuals and employers in negotiating, drafting and evaluating employment, non-compete and related agreements, and advises clients on developing personnel policies and handbooks, terminating employees, and providing guidance on the interpretation and implementation of Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA and FLSA issues in the workplace.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, 2017

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • “Construction Delays: Identifying Accommodation Pitfalls and Handling Employee Leave Issues,” presented at the 2016 Kansas City Labor & Employment Law Workshop, October 2016
  • "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." 
  • Muhammad Ali 

Practice Emphasis

  • Title VII Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Defense
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
  • FMLA Litigation

Education

Indiana University Maurer School of Law 

  • J.D., 2013

Truman State University 

  • B.S., 2010

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Missouri, 2016
  • Indiana, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
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