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Michael Martin Spiegel

Family Attorney at Blue Springs, MO

4.9   34 reviews
  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 23 years
    Kansas - KS 22 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Good Standing, Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2020
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Suspended Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022. See details

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    80%
    Family Court, Divorce, Dissolution, Paternity, Juvenile Court, Contested Custody Cases

    19 years

  2. Business
    5%

    19 years

  3. Criminal defense
    5%
    Criminal Defense both Felony and Misdemeanor in State and Municipal Courts

    23 years

  4. Personal injury
    5%

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

I enjoy helping people work through difficult situations that may arise in the legal realm. 

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Location

Spiegel Law, LLC
Ste 232
1600 Coronado Drive
Blue Springs, MO, 64014

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  34 customer reviews
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Posted by Jeff | July 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Went Above and Beyond!
Thank You simply isn’t enough! I have my little girl and Mike made certain to protect my assets. This was a complete mess full of lies and in the end Mike made certain that the truth prevailed. Also pulled off a last second settlement leaving me more than grateful. Best, JC
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Conscientious!
Mr. Spiegel was very helpful in guiding me through my dissolution of marriage. He showed patience's and understanding through this emotional process and provided point on legal advice, in a caring manner. His staff was just as supportive and provided the necessary follow-up needed with my legal issues.
Posted by Luis | November 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Divorce and Family Attorney
As a law enforcement officer, I have known Mike for years. When the time came for me to hire an attorney to assist with my divorce I immediately reached out to Mike. Mike and his staff were great to me and my ex-wife. The communication was great and they clearly explained every step of the process. Mike has handled a few of my friends needs and they had a great experience with Mike and his staff. I would highly recommend Mike if you are going through a divorce or need a family attorney.
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Posted by David | October 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Divorce Attorney
My divorce process was about 3/4 complete and my previous divorce attorney and I terminated our relationship. I inquired about other attorneys and found Mr. Spiegel. He helped me turned my entire case around! I received a very favorable outcome and I owe it to Michael. He's extremely professional, knows the law and most importantly will fight for you when things get dirty!
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First class lawyer
Mike was fantastic, he kept me up to date on my case status, and worked hard and got an amazing outcome. I would recommend him to anyone, he is the best lawyer i have ever used.
Posted by Troy | September 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Aggressive Family Lawyer
Mr. Spiegel handled my amended modification. The most important item that I would like to address is that Mike is very honest and sets realistic expectations the first time he met with me. He did a superb job of presenting our case and staying within the strengths of our case to present to the judge. I cannot recommend enough the professionalism, determination, aggressiveness and hard work that Mike applied to our case. Although we were not able to predict the final judgment I feel we were successful with our objective. I asked 3 different attorneys who I should used before our case started and all 3 recommended Mike Spiegel. I highly recommend Mr. Spiegel for any divorce, modification or family legal matter you might encounter. Thanks Mike!
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Posted by Matt | March 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceeded all expectations
Mike represented me through a divorce. He and his staff were very knowledgeable, helpful, and very prompt in all communication with me. They knew all the ins and outs of these types of cases and helped me get a very fair and reasonable outcome. They were able to guide me through a few things to make this less stressful on my family through this time. I highly recommend Mike and his staff for your legal needs. Thank you Spiegel Law.
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Posted by Tamara | December 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Mike went above and beyond! Very quick response time to emails and phone calls! Kept in constant contact with me every step of the way. Spiegel Law Firm got us the money we were owed from an auto accident on our property very quickly even though we originally were told by the other parties insurance company that we would not be receiving any compensation from them!
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Posted by Robert | December 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look No Further
I cannot imagine an Attorney who works as fast and is such a quick study. His legal skills are beyond exceptional. These skills resulted in a civil case rightly being dismissed. He actually read through a very lengthy and complicated report and extracted evidence that was irrefutable. It took eight hours -would have taken anyone else at least two days. Good guy who earns every penny and then some.
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Representation
He was wonderful to work with. He guided us through a difficult situation. I won't want to go through what we had to, but if I needed a lawyer again, I would hire him in a heart beat.
Posted by Jason | July 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!!!
I hired Mike to help me with my modification case. He got me everything I asked for. He was amazing in court. His staff is also wonderful.
Posted by Amanda | June 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic ticket case
Was able to reduce a traffic ticket to a non-moving violation. Very quick response to both email and phone. Would definitely use Mike again.
Posted by Haley | June 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Attorney
I used Michael M. Spiegel for my divorce, and I was extremely impressed with his professionalism. Michael M. Spiegel and his Paralegal went above and beyond to make sure my divorce went smoothly and adhering to all the rules and regulations in the state of Missouri. I would highly recommend Michael M. Spiegel to anyone going through a divorce. Please be respectful to all his staff, as well as Michael M. Spiegel.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend.
We've used Michael Spiegel in a few of our cases and he does what's best for his client. I highly recommend him and he's an excellent attorney! Don't pay mind to the last negative post. There's always that 1 person out there that will never be happy with anything.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Mike Spiegel is a dedicated, knowledgeable, capable, detailed, thorough, and pleasant attorney. Mike is very efficient in the discovery process and gets quickly to the salient points in the case. My son is impatient and can be difficult. Mike was patient and honest with my son during his child custody case. Mike made it very clear to my son what was required for my son to get a positive result. Mike delivered the positive result. I will recommend Mike to my family & friends.
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Posted by Phill | December 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Greatest choice for an Attorney!
Mike is the best attorney in Kansas City Metropolitan Area. He is intelligent, quick-witted, professional and very experienced. During my child custody case he exceeded my expectations. This was a parenting plan modification case. He made my first attorney from my prior case appear inferior. Mike is the best attorney at trial that I have ever seen. He puts his past experience as an assistant county prosecutor to work at trial. He is very passionate and will fight very hard to accomplish what you want with your case. I only have one thing to say in closing you better obtain Mike as your attorney because you do not want him to be the opposing council in your family law case.
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Posted by Chris | September 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing!!
I just finished a 2.5 year long divorce process. Mike and his team were amazing. I am a father of 2 and knowing because I am a male I started off at a disadvantage. With Mike and his team (shout out to Shelby) I am able to see my kids 50% of the time, and don't owe my ex any money!
Posted by Ryan | September 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sole Custody Case
Mike did an outstanding job in my custody case. I was going for sole legal and physical custody as a father, which seemed nearly impossible at certain points. Mike always gave me good advice when requested, he was timely with his responses to my emails, and I believe he worked extremely well with the guardian ad litem in this case. It appeared we would be going to trial, but Mike sat down with the opposing party, and convinced them to settle at pretrial. I highly recommend Mike Spiegel, and will use him for any modifications in the future.
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Posted by Brandon | July 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The Best
Best lawyer in the Kansas City metro area, hands down. He is thorough, timely and extremely effective. He took my case which had been messed up for years and fixed everything in a matter of just a few months. There is no better choice if you need an attorney.
Posted by Gary | February 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I was referred to Mike Spiegel by a friend who was very please with him. I am so impressed with how he handled my divorce and his knowledge of law, that I would never refer any of my family or friend to anyone else. He is a great attorney with a lot of experience.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Suspension issued in KS, 2022
updated on 09/19/2022

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Suspension issued in MO, 2020
updated on 05/31/2022

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Spiegel Law, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • City Prosecutor
  • City of Buckner
  • 2011 - Present
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City of Buckner
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Rains & Spiegel, LLC
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Jeter, Rains & Byrn, Lc
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Jackson County Circuit Court
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Clerk
  • Douthit Frets Rouse and Gentile
  • 1997 - 2000
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Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Central Missouri State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Quilty v Fischer
  • Affirmed on Appeal

Associations

  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Change Agent
  • Hope House
  • 2005
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
  • 2002

Publications

  • Bench Book of Missouri Trial Judges
  • Recusal of Judge
  • 2000
  • Revised Statutes State of Missiour
  • R.S.Mo 568.052
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • MACA Conference
  • Changes in the Municipal Court System for Court Administrators under Rule 37
  • 2018
  • Blue River Police Academy
  • Victimless Prosecution
  • 2005
  • Lee's Summit Police Department
  • Evidence Based Prosecution
  • 2004
  • Independence Police Department
  • Evidence Based Prosecution
  • 2004
  • Blue Springs Police Department
  • Evidence Based Prosecution
  • 2004
  • Blue River Police Academy
  • Victimless Prosecution
  • 2004
  • Blue River Police Academy
  • Victimless Prosecution
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (20)
Endorse Michael
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Mike for many years. He always fights hard for his clients, even when the facts are not on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael experience as a county prosecutor coupled with his great attitude makes him a great defense attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Spiegel is an excellent attorney with exceptional trial skills, having tried hundreds of cases all the way back to his days as a prosecutor. He is not afraid to take your case to trial if need be. He's a straight shooter and will tell you the strengths and weaknesses of your case. He understands the needs of domestic clients and the pains they are going through, and works hard to get you the best result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Good lawyer and great guy!"
Family Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a very skilled and knowledgeable attorney. I have reached out to him many times for advice and guidance on several of my cases. He is a formidable opponent in the courtroom, but remains cordial in all aspects of his practice. It is a pleasure to work in the community with him."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An excellent advocate and great guy. Personable and approachable. Great choice when you need results."
Family Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Mike for the past 10 years. He is honest, hardworking, and dedicated to his practice. He is quick to lend a helping hand or provide some advice, and is a trusted friend and colleague. I wholeheartedly endorse Mike for all your family law, criminal, or personal injury needs."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a well respected member of the legal community"
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