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Michael Ashton Hodgson

Michael Ashton Hodgson

also known as Michael Hodgson, Mike Hodgson

Practice areas:

Class Action, Litigation, Employment / Labor

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About Me

My commitment is to avidly represent my clients in a compassionate and meaningful manner. I am dedicated to helping employees with their jobs, including helping employees get paid correctly. For the past nine years, I have successfully represented employees across the nation on wage issues against many of the largest employers in the country. I am dedicated to helping employees recover wages that are owed by employers. In addition to wage related issues, I also represent employees with other employment claims including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination and severance agreements.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Class Action: 34%
  2. Employment / Labor: 33%
  3. Litigation: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Alexander Granovsky

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Alexander Granovsky Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paul Arthur Bullman

    Michael Hodgson rolls up his sleeves to get the job done for clients. He aggressively fights corporations who steal wages from employees. I strongly endorse him.


    Paul Bullman Sexual Harassment Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Hodgson Law Firm LLC

6 NW Main St
Lees Summit, MO, 64063-2047



MOGood Standing, Active201101/08/2013
KSAuthorized to practice law200508/09/2015
WISuspended Dues200403/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerThe Hodgson Law Firm, LLC2011 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2004 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Hermsen v. City of Kansas City, MissouriPlaintiffs' victory on Summary Judgment. Subsequent Settlement of approximately $2 million, allowing Plaintiffs to recovery 95% of their back wages, with attorneys' fees paid separately.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of WisconsinLawJD - Juris Doctor2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
American Bar Association National ConferenceMediating Wage and Hour Cases2014
Kansas Bar Association ADR ConferenceMediating the Multi-Party Fair Labor Standards Act Case2013
FLSA Issues in Small to Medium Sized BusinessesFair Labor Standards Act and State Labor Laws2012