Michael defends clients in a wide variety of cases, with a particular emphasis on trucking, personal injury, and employment litigation. Since joining the firm in 2017, Michael has obtained favorable results for his clients in a wide variety of matters. In November 2019, Michael and Jenifer Svancara obtained a directed verdict in a Platte County, Missouri bench trial regarding property damage claims. More recently, in January 2020, Michael and Brad Russell obtained a favorable defense result at a jury trial in a personal injury matter in Riley County, Kansas. Outside of work, Michael enjoys attending Chiefs, Royals and Mizzou games, and spending time with his wife and dog.

Professional Affiliations

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar


  • Super Lawyers 2021 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars


Hobbs, Lifting the Antitrust Exemption Presents a Major Problem for Minor League Baseball, 84 UMKC L. Rev. 1059 (Summer, 2016).