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Michael J. Judy -


Michael is admitted to practice in Missouri and Kansas, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

Michael’s practice focuses on representing clients in the transportation industry. He defends trucking companies and their drivers against personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.  He provides counsel and advice to transportation industry clients on compliance with federal law, safety programs, liability prevention and contract and employment issues.

In addition to his transportation practice, Michael has litigated and defended clients against personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits involving premise liability, product liability and general negligence allegations. Michael also represents clients in matters concerning insurance coverage, employment rights, property disputes and business disputes.


  • Successfully defends retail clients against personal injury claims, including slip and fall claims, wrongful death actions, automobile collisions, and allegations of food-borne illnesses.

  • Obtained Summary Judgment for a national office supply chain on a claim in which the plaintiff claimed damages in excess of $500,000.

  • Obtained a recovery of nearly $100,000 for a transportation broker involving a complex cargo loss without filing suit, thereby saving his client substantial court costs and attorneys’ fees.

  • Negotiated a settlement in a personal injury lawsuit filed against a trucking company that saved his clients over $600,000.

  • Obtained a dismissal of a lawsuit filed against a national airline in a case in which the Plaintiffs sought over $400,000 in damages. 

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lawyer's Association of Kansas City
    • Board of Directors, 2015-present
    • Young Lawyers Section
      • Board of Directors, 2009-2013
      • President, 2012-13
      • Vice President, 2011-12
  • USLAW Network
    • Young Leaders Steering Committee, 2017-present
  • Ross T. Roberts Inns of Court Program, participant
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Trial Academy participant
  • Transportation Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

  • Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired
    • 20/20 Club
      • President, 2016-2017
      • Vice-President, 2015-2016
      • Board of Directors, 2015-present
    • Young Professionals Board of Directors, 2010-present
    • Treasurer, 2011-present
    • Trolley Run Kid’s Run Co-Chair, 2013

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Program, Class of 2015

United Way of Greater Kansas City Governance Academy, Class of 2017



  • "Accident Avoidance and Event Data Gathering Technology in Transportation Litigation," USLAW Magazine, Fall/Winter 2017
  • "Can You Rely on DTI?," Co-author, In Transit, July 2014


  • "How to Account for Hindsight Bias in Defending Your Claims," 2018 TLA Regional Seminar and Bootcamp, Chicago, Il.
  • "The Art (and Bureacracy) of Claims: Perspective from an In-House Claims Team," TIDA Annual Seminar, Oct. 2018
  • "Reserve or Not to Reserve," USLAW Real Estate & Hospitality Exchange, Oct. 2018
  • "Avoiding the Crisis Developing Within Your Case: When Lack of the Latest Technology is Used Against the Motor Carrier," USLAW Spring Conference, April 2018
  • "Implications of the most recent accident avoidance and event data gathering technology on commercial motor vehicle accident litigation," Transportation Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, April 2017
  • "Negligent Security: Do as I Say...Not as I Do," USLAW Retail & Hospitality Law/Complex Tort & Product Liability Exchange, Oct. 2017
  • "Collaboration and Cooperation Between Attorneys and Paralegals," Kansas City Paralegal Association, Sept. 2017
  • Michael regularly presents safety seminars to the firm’s trucking and insurance clients.