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Michael Scott Foster

Litigation Attorney at Kansas City, MO

5.0   3 reviews

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    30%

    14 years, 1,005 cases

  2. Car accident
    25%

    14 years, 5 cases

  3. Personal injury
    25%

    14 years, 5 cases

  4. Lawsuits and disputes
    10%

    14 years, 100 cases

  5. Motorcycle accident
    10%

    6 years, 1 case

Veteran litigator Michael Foster has a well-honed ability to see the big picture and quickly narrow options to the best possible solution. As a former partner at one of the biggest laws firm in the country, Michael has successfully represented some of the most noteworthy national clients in their toughest legal battles and recently won the largest jury verdict in U.S. history for a prisoner secondhand smoking case that led to a statewide ban on prisoner smoking.

Michael relishes time in the courtroom and fights on behalf of local and regional plaintiffs who have experienced adverse situations due to liability, negligence or wrongdoing. He has been on both sides of the courtroom and knows how the most aggressive defense firms approach cases. This insider’s knowledge enables Michael to craft winning legal strategies for his clients, whether their matters are large or small.

From growing up in a family of attorneys, Michael’s legal intuition comes to him naturally. Michael’s father was an attorney and six of his aunts and uncles are attorneys or judges who practiced in the area. Michael grew up in the Kansas City area and is a former Division 1 college athlete. This collective background has contributed to Michael’s unrelenting drive to compete and win. Michael and his wife spend most of their free time raising their young children.

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Licensed for 14 years
State KS
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/08/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/20/2022

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

Contact Michael

Michael Foster
4700 Belleview Ave. Ste 304
Kansas City, MO, 64112

Reviews

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Posted by James | May 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Foster provided excellent legal representation.
Having Michael Foster work for me was the most important decision I made in regards to my legal needs. His dedication to my case and concern for my well being went above and beyond my expectations. He was able to get the results I deserved. With his legal services I was able to obtain $1.4 million in compensation for the wrongs committed against me, and this was done much sooner than I thought possible. Even after legal proceedings were finished he continued to assist me in matters I needed help with, though not obligated to do so. If legal counsel is needed I would recommend Michael Foster to anyone who has been wronged. You will not find better legal representation.
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Posted by Elizabeath | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% satisfaction
I had someone very unfairly suing me for several thousand dollars for repairs to my mowers which were not repaired and had to be repaired by another shop. I was very concerned but when Michael Foster handled it I ended up paying nothing. He was extremely pleasant and professional which was unexpected for such a legal problem. I can certainly recommend him.
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Posted by Al & Victoria | August 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding legal work
We can wholeheartedly recommend Michael Foster. Our experience with him was exceptional. He diligently attended to every detail which allowed him to pursue both of our legal cases in a fair but aggressive manner. We admired the way that Michael was able to tailor a legal strategy that would ensure the best outcome and kept us informed every step of the way. His knowledge of the law instilled great confidence and his compassionate approach earned him our lifelong gratitude.
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Cost

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Polsinelli PC
  • 2008 - 2018

Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Drake University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.),
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • $1.4+ million policy limits settlement for injured prisoner
  • Policy Limits Settlement
  • Motorcycle Accident leading to $200,000 settlement

Associations

  • MIssouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawers
  • 2019
  • Legal Champion
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • 2018
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Publications

  • For the Defense
  • Mulitstate Consumer Class Actions
  • 2018
  • Polsinelli Financial Technology and Regulation Alert
  • Issuers of Tokens: Beware, Class Action Lawsuits Are Coming
  • 2018
  • Polsinelli Financial and Fiduciary Litigation Alert
  • This Article Will Self-Destruct: Your Employees’ Use Of These ESI-Destroying Apps Could Subject You To Sanctions
  • 2014
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Journal
  • Red Flags Part III: Director and Officer Liability
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • United States District Court for Western District of Missouri CLE
  • 1983 Civil Rights Literacy
  • 2019
  • United States District Court for Western District of Missouri Annual CLE
  • Civil Trial Technology
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is an exceptional attorney who works hard to get the best deal for his clients. He is prompt and thorough in answering questions, proactive, and easily able to navigate the toughest aspects of a case. Mike is well versed in personal injury law, and is not afraid to go up against the "big guys." I'm fortunate to call Mike a trusted colleague, and friend."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Fantastic attorney, very skilled, and a deadly litigator. I highly endorse"
Litigation Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Michael for 10+ years. His ability to digest and makes sense of complex legal issues, while making effective arguments to opposing counsel or in front of a jury of his peers, is second to none."
Speeding and traffic ticket