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Michael Jon Wambolt

Litigation Attorney at Kansas City, MO

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Mike Wambolt

  • State Years
    Kansas - KS 14 years
    Missouri - MO 22 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2001
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Civil litigation, especially involving title to real property, contested foreclosures, evictions, replevin actions, and bankruptcy litigation.

    23 years

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Litigate contested bankruptcy motions and adversary actions on behalf of secured creditors, landlords, and judgment creditors.

    15 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    Transactional work for commercial clients involving real property, secured loans, and lease agreements.

    15 years

A 2001 graduate of the University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School, Kansas City attorney Michael Wambolt has practiced law for more than 21 years. From 2001 to 2009, Michael was an attorney with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office (“AGO”). He is particularly proud of his time in the AGO’s Consumer Protection Division from 2004 to 2009, where he prosecuted civil and criminal fraud under Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act. After leaving the AGO, Michael entered private practice where he represented numerous parties in foreclosure, quiet title, tax lien, replevin, collection, mechanic’s lien and contested bankruptcy actions in state and federal courts in Missouri and Kansas. Michael enjoys applying his knowledge of case law to finding cost effective resolutions to client issues.  Michael is licensed to practice in state courts in Kansas and Missouri, and is also licensed to practice in the following federal courts:  Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, and U.S. Disctict Court for the District of Kansas. 


Anderson & Associates
4006 Central Street
Kansas City, MO, 64111

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Posted by anonymous | November 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He was very professional and pro-active in a very intense case
Michael was always thinking ahead for us cause we were dealing with a defendant who clearly knew the legal system and had done this before. Michael would communicate with us and keep us posted at all times and he would explain everything so we could understand it, many times attorneys will talk in their own language and you don;'t understand anything......not the case with Michael. I really appreciate him breaking things down so we couls understand what was happening with the case. He also does NOT drag on the case he does everything he can to wrap it up which is very refreshing. I've had many attorneys that seem to keep filing paperwork that just extends the case and I just keep paying lawyer fees, Michael is NOT that guy.
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Posted by Steaven | September 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Time and good advice are truely the most valueable things. Mr. Wambolt gave me both when all that i have is on the line he put me back on the right track. I feel i now have a chance Sincerly. Thank You, Steaven A. S.
Posted by Tracy | September 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He answered my question very timely, friendly & professional manner. I will continue to contact him with further details. Thank you.
Posted by Angelique | August 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Wambolt, Attorney at Law
I simply cannot express enough how much Michael Wambolt helped me through a very difficult time in my life. My mom has brain cancer whom I now fully take care of full-time. I was taken advantage of by a corporation and lost my vehicle as a result. I panicked. My vehicle is used to take my mom to doctor's appointments, hospitals, and to pick up her cancer medications. Within only two months of Michael filing a lawsuit on my behalf, he successfully reached a settlement with the defendant corporation. I will soon get my life back (car) due to Micheal's unstoppable determination to fight for my rights. Micheal not only has knowledge in bankruptcy law but also consumer rights law. He truly cares, you will always receive a returned email. You will always receive honestly and kindness from him. I highly recommend hiring Michael Wambolt.
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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Sader Law Firm
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Private Practice
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Missouri Attorney General's Office
  • 2001 - 2009


  • University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Nevada-Reno
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Randy James v. Sharon West, Adversary No. 16-04083
  • Debtor successfully defended all claims brought by judgment creditors and subsequently discharged the judgment debt.
  • In re Ludwig, Case No. 15-43341-drd13, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • Bankruptcy court sustaned debtor's objection to creditor's claim as it was filed out of time and creditor received proper notice.
  • Wood v. Venderford (In re Vanderford), Adv. No. 15-04028, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Negotiated a settlement with Plaintiff whereby debtor preserved her right to a Chapter 7 discharge.
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  • Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member and participant on CLE Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Missouri Bar
  • N/A
  • Attorney Advisory Group, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Missouri
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • The Dangers of Payday Loans
  • Payday Loans
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
Endorse Michael
Litigation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wambolt has answered hundreds of questions on AVVO and is generous with his time and insight."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mike is a top notch litigator with an outstanding reputation in the legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Michael for several years and he is always prepared and knowledgeable about his cases."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known and worked with Mike for close to 12 years. Mike's knowledge of the law and professionalism is an example that all of his co-workers strive to emulate - myself included. Mike has the ability to use his knowledge to obtain the best possible result of any client no matter the area of law. I highly endorse Mike to anyone needing quality legal representation."
Consumer protection
Bankruptcy and debt
Bankruptcy and debt