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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


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

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    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.


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Contact info

The Employee & Labor Law Group of Kansas City, LLC

3699 SW Pryor Road
Lees Summit, MO, 64082


MOGood Standing, Active201101/08/2013
KSAuthorized to practice law200507/04/2016
WISuspended Dues200403/25/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarMissouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThe Employee & Labor Law Group of Kansas City, LLC2015 - Present
OwnerThe Hodgson Law Firm, LLC2011 - 2015
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 Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Missouri Bar Labor & Employment Law SymposiumFair Labor Standards Act Updates2015
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