Skip to main content
Michael Leslie Taylor
Avvo
Pro

Michael Leslie Taylor

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Litigation, Divorce & Separation, Family

About Me

 


    


      I am a trial lawyer with extensive jury trial experience in state and federal courts. My practice is somewhat unique in that while I have considerable jury trial experience I also have extensive bench trial experience in the area of matrimonial law. My experience extends to a wide range of civil disputes, such as: medical malpractice, complex commercial cases, product liability claims, personal injury actions, wrongful death claims and complex divorce litigation, including disputes involving substanial marital estates and custody litigation.

More 

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Family: 25%
    1 year
  2. Divorce & Separation: 25%
    1 year
  3. Litigation: 25%
    1 year
  4. Personal Injury: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-350/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Rian F. Ankerholz

    I endorse this lawyer for legal matters in Missouri.

    More 

    Rian Ankerholz Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Benjamin Spencer Creedy

    Mike and I have worked together for the last ten years and have been partners for the last three. He is a phenomenal trial lawyer that has the ability to successfully persuade judges and juries alike. I have seen him take on a number of difficult cases and achieve justice for his clients.

    More 

    Benjamin Creedy Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Murphy, Taylor, Siemens, & Elliott P.C.

3007 Frederick Ave.
St. Joseph, MO, 64506

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MOGood Standing, Active198201/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Rated Lawyer in Family LawMartindale-Hubbell2015
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis Who's Who2015
Top 100 Family Law AttorneysAmeican Society of Legal Advocates2015
Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in MissouriNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2015
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2015
Who's Who in the WorldWho's Who2015
Top Attorneys in Missouri & KansasSuperLawyers2014
AVVO 10.0 Superb RatingAVVO2014
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
MemberMarquis Who's Who in American Law2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in MissouriNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
MemberWho's Who in the World2014
MemberWho's Who in America2014
Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Top Attorneys in Missouri & KansasSuperLawyers2013
Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top Attorneys in Missouri & KansasSuper Lawyers2012
Top Attorneys in Missouri & KansasSuperLawyers2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Top Attorneys in Missouri & KansasSuperLawyers2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Top Attorneys in Missouri & KansasSuperLawyers2009
Top Attorneys in Missouri & KansasSuperLawyers2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Top Attorneys in Missouri & KansasSuperLawyers2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer AwardMissouri Bar Foundation1989

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Named PartnerMurphy, Taylor, Siemens & Elliott, P.C.2002 - Present
Named PartnerWatkins, Boulware, Lucas, Miner, Murphy & Taylor1989 - 2002
PartnerWatkins, Boulware, Lucas & Miner1985 - 1989
AssociateWatkins, Boulware, Lucus & Miner1982 - 1985

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2013 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Missouri BarMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
SKB vs. ALSFather awarded residential custody of minor child.
Portis vs. Greehaw, M.D. et. al.At the time the highest verdict in the history of Worth County, Missouri.
Heck vs. HeckMissouri Court of Appeals affirmed the favorable trial outcome achieved by Mr. Taylor.

See all Legal Cases 

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Missouri Bar Family Law CLE DeskbookChapter 20 Trial Practice 2014 Supplement2014
Missouri Bar Family Law CLE DeskbookChapter 20 Trial Practice 7th Edition2012
Missouri Bar Family Law CLE DeskbookChapter 19 Discovery 7th Edition2012
Missouri Bar Family Law CLE DeskbookChapter 20 Trial Practice 2009 Supplement2009
Missouri Bar Family Law CLE DeskbookChapter 19 Discovery 2009 Supplement2009
Missouri Bar Family Law CLE DeskbookChapter 20 Trial Practice 6th Edition2004
Missouri Bar Family Law CLE DeskbookChapter 19 Discovery 6th Edition2004
Missouri Bar Family Law CLE DeskbookChapter 20 Trial Practice 5th EditionN/A
Missouri Bar Family Law CLE DeskbookChapter 19 Discovery 5th EditionN/A

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of KansasPolitical Science and SociologyN/A1979

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Second Annual Institute - An Advanced Seminar and Update on Family Law in MissouriEvidence and Trial Tactics1997
Worker's Compensation: Cost Containment StrategiesHow to Protect Yourself from Worker's Compensation and Discrimination Litigation1995
Worker's Compensation StrategiesHow to Protect Your Business from Worker's Compensation Litigation1995
Missouri Chapter of AAMLFee Agreements1995
Eighth Annual Family Law InstituteDenial of Irretrievable Breakdown1995
Tax Aspects of Divorce in KansasEthical Considerations1994
Divorce Recovery - "Out of the Ashes Rises Hope for the FutureDivorce in the 1990's1992