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Michael S. Kilgore

Michael S. Kilgore

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Michael Kilgore obtained his law degree from the UMKC School of Law in 1995 and went to work as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office. As a prosecutor, Michael gained invaluable experience in Jackson County courtrooms fighting for the rights of victims. Beginning in 2000, Michael served for one year as special prosecutor for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office fighting for victims’ rights in courtrooms throughout the State of Missouri.

In 2001, Michael entered private practice using his experience in the courtroom to represent people injured by the careless acts of others. Since 2001, Michael has worked as a civil trial attorney representing the interests of people who have been injured. He builds strong relationships with his clients based on respect and trust.

Michael is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas, and is admitted to practice in United States District Courts in Missouri and Kansas. He has contributed to numerous updates on the law for the Missouri Bar Association and lectured on a variety of topics involving trial practice. Michael served as the chair of the Missouri Ethics Commission responsible for enforcement of campaign finance laws in Missouri. In addition to his trial practice, Michael frequently consults with political candidates on campaign finance compliance.

Michael has served as the President of the Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association. Since 2010, Michael has been selected as a Top Attorney in Missouri and Kansas by Super Lawyers Magazine. In 2011, Michael was selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers.

Michael joined the firm of Humphrey, Farrington & McClain in 2012, bringing with him seventeen years of litigation experience. Michael is a member of the Kansas City Bar Association, The Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, The National Trial Lawyers, and the American Association for Justice.


Personal Injury-Plaintiff
Wrongful Death-Plaintiff
Motor Vehicle Accidents-Plaintiff
Bad Faith Insurance
Election Campaign & Political Law
Toxic Torts
Class Actions-Plaintiff
Consumer Protection
Missouri, 1995
Kansas, 2006
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1995
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri

J.D. – 1995

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

B.A. – 1992
Honors: Dean’s List
Major: Political Science

Missouri Super Lawyers 2010-2021
2017 Missouri Lawyers Weekly- Largest Plaintiff’s Verdict of 2016
2017 Missouri Lawyers Weekly – Largest Settlements of 2016
Top 100 Trial Lawyers-National Trial Lawyers, 2011
Super Lawyers-Personal Injury-Top Attorney in Missouri & Kansas, 2010 – 2012
Warrant Officer of the Year-Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, 1997
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, 2002 – Present
Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2012 – Present
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office, Assistant Prosecutor, 1995 – 2000
Missouri Attorney General’s Office, Assistant Attorney General, 2000 – 2001
The Healy Law Firm, Associate, 2001 – 2002
Dollar, Burns & Becker, L.C., Partner, 2002 – 2012
Campaign Finance Compliance
Phi Delta Theta