Mike Pospisil

Mike Pospisil

Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Phone:
888-352-0338
816-399-5158
Fax:
816-531-3322
Email:

Mike Pospisil is a highly regarded attorney specializing in high profile commercial litigation - especially complex matters and class action litigation. He is not only a seasoned trial attorney, representing clients across the country in both state and federal courts, but also has expertise in arbitration proceedings and appellate practice - having recently argued before the United States Supreme Court.

Mike was born and raised in Nebraska. He attended law school at the University of Nebraska College of Law. Following graduation, Mike was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable William C. Connolly, a Justice on the Nebraska Supreme Court.

Following his clerkship, Mike represented Fortune 500 plaintiff and defense clients at the Kansas City office of Bryan Cave, LLP. While there, Mike honed his litigation skills and gained substantial experience in consumer class action litigation and complex litigation. While at Bryan Cave, Mike's practice focused largely on defending H&R Block in courts throughout the country.

Mike joined the Edgar Law Firm in 2005 where he focuses largely on representing plaintiffs. His practice is widespread - both in the courtroom and in appellate courts throughout the country. Mike's area of expertise is litigating high stake, complex legal matters and pursuing class action lawsuits on behalf of consumers.

Since joining Edgar Law Firm, Mike has achieved tremendous results for clients, Most notably, Mike served on the Edgar Law Firm team that successfully represented the redevelopers of Kansas City's President Hotel in a six-week jury trial against a Cleveland-based law firm, Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP. Edgar Law Firm negotiated a $43 million settlement for their client. He has also represented clients in similar complex situations covering a wide spectrum of legal issues across the country. Mike has also obtained great results for clients in the areas of securities fraud, breach of contract and fiduciary duties, business torts, fraud, construction litigation, business torts, and trade secret litigation in front of juries, judges, and arbitrators.

Mike is also no stranger to appellate courts, including the highest court in the land. In February 2016, Mike had the honor of arguing in front of the United States Supreme Court. Mike's case was one of approximately 70 the Supreme Court heard that term, out of a pool of approximately 10,000 appeals. He has argued and briefed cases in the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 5th, 7th, 8th, and 10th Circuits. He has also argued and briefed cases in courts of appeal in Missouri, Kansas, West Virginia, Texas, and Tennessee.

Areas of Practice

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Business Torts
  • Fraud
  • Franchisee-Franchisor Disputes
  • Trade Secret Litigation
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation
  • Antitrust Litigation
  • Class And Derivative Actions
  • Securities Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Labor And Employment Litigation
  • Property/Real Estate Litigation
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury And Death
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Qui Tam Actions
  • Whistleblower Actions

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Member, Moot Court
    • Honors: Numerous CALI Awards for Excellence
  • Creighton University
    • B.A. cum laude
    • Major: Economics

Representative Cases

  • Americold Realty Trust v. ConAgra Foods, Inc., et al., 136 S.Ct. 1012 (2016)
  • Kauffman, et al. v. Time Warner Cable, Inc., 836 F.3d 137 (2nd Cir. 2016)
  • Columbia Financial Corporation v. Stork, et al., 811 F.3d 390 (10th Cir. 2016)
  • O’Neal v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 2011 WL 43617 (8th Cir. 2011)
  • Urban Hotel Development Co., Inc. v. President Development Group, LC, 2008 WL 2889702 (8th Cir. 2008)
  • Great Plains Trust Co. v. Union Pacific R. Co., 2007 WL 1855643 (8th Cir. 2007)
  • In Re BHCMC, LLC, 364 P.3d 1213 (Kan. App. 2015)
  • NexBank, SSB v. Countrywide Financial Corp., 2013 2244830 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2013)
  • Major Cadillac, Inc. v. General Motors Corp., 2009 WL 365377 (Mo. App. 2009)
  • City of Harrisonville v. Public Water Supply Dist. No. 9 of Cass County, 2001 WL 725378 (Mo. App. 2001)
  • Berkley v. H&R Block Eastern Tax Services, Inc., 2000 WL 548934 (Tenn. App. 2000)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association , Member
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member, Metropolitan Community College Foundation
  • Former Governing Board Member, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church
  • Former Board Member, Together Center