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Michael S. Hamlin is a 2000 graduate of the University of Tulsa, where he earned his B.A. in Political Science. In 2003, Mike received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where he was a member of the Missouri Law Review.

Mike is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. He is also admitted in the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Mike is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Professional Liability Defense Federation, DRI, and The Harmonie Group. Mike has presented at multiple seminars on topics relating to defense planning, trial preparation, and litigation. He has served as lead trial counsel in Missouri and Illinois on numerous cases involving personal injury and wrongful death claims, medical malpractice, dram shop liability, and premises liability.  He has also handled complex coverage disputes and has successfully argued insurance coverage matters before the Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Missouri Supreme Court.


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    11 years
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    11 years
  3. Insurance: 25%
    11 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

100 S 4th St Ste 400
Saint Louis, MO, 63102-1821


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200408/17/2015
MOGood Standing, Active200301/08/2013

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalPitzer Snodgrass, P.C.2003 - Present
Law ClerkMissouri Attorney General's Office2001 - 2001
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Professional Liability Defense FederationPast Chairman2013 - 2013
Professional Liability Defense FederationPast Vice Chair2012 - 2012
Missouri State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2003 - Present
University of Missouri Law ReviewN/A2002 - 2003
The Harmonie GroupMemberN/A
Defense Research InstituteMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarHandling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage Disputes2012
National Business Institute SeminarHow to Successfully Resolve the Automobile Injury Case2010
Missouri Law ReviewMissouri's Grandparent Visitation Statute2003
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Columbia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of TulsaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage DisputesBad faith litigation and complex automobile insurance policy issues2012
How to Successfully Resolve the Automobile Injury CaseLitigation issues from the defense perspectiveN/A