Michael Owens applies his experiences as a former judicial law clerk and corporate defense attorney to represent plaintiffs in commercial and class action litigation. He has represented clients in a wide variety of high stakes litigation matters, including commercial and intellectual property disputes, consumer and class action litigation, shareholder litigation, insurance coverage disputes, and cases involving novel questions of constitutional law.
Following his graduation from the University of Missouri Law School, Michael began his legal career clerking for judge Daniel D. Crabtree in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. During this time, he gained valuable experience working on a variety of civil and criminal trials.
After his clerkship, Michael worked as an associate at the AmLaw 100 firm Husch Blackwell, where he primarily defended business clients. There, he developed a comprehensive understanding of how corporate entities and their counsel defend cases— how they develop strategy, evaluate litigation risk, and react to unexpected developments that arise during the course of a case. Michael applies these insights regularly to achieve favorable results for clients through trial, arbitration, mediation, and settlement. Michael then joined the Edgar Law Firm, a well-regarded litigation boutique in Kansas City, where he handled all phases of commercial and class action litigation, from case intake to trial preparation.
Now at Stueve Siegel Hanson, Michael takes pride in building close relationships with clients, helping them during challenging legal situations, and in developing and executing creative strategies to help vindicate the client’s interests. A strong legal writer, he develops creative arguments that convey the voice and circumstances of the client he is representing, and which resonate persuasively with judges and juries.
Michael recognizes how personally taxing litigation can be for plaintiffs, who — unlike the large corporate defendants they typically face — often have little or no experience with civil litigation. Mindful of this, Michael strives to ensure that his clients are fully informed about the litigation process, are consistently included in all decisions made about their case, and know that they have the steadfast support of the firm behind them every step of the way.
Outside of his law practice, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife, Ingrid, (and their two clamorous canines) and pursuing an eclectic and ever-changing roster of hobbies, which at various times has included tennis, painting, running and travel.
University of Missouri School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
- Honors: Order of the Coif; CALI Excellence for the Future Award: Civil Procedure, Criminal Law, Evidence, Conflict of Laws
- Law Review: Missouri Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
University of Missouri
B.A., cum laude, 2011