|MO||Good Standing, Active||1990||03/19/2017|
|KS||Authorized to practice law||1972||01/07/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|30 years of Service and Friendship Award||Kansas City Businessmen's Club||2014|
|Partner||Whitsitt & Whitsitt||1972 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Johnson County, Kansas, Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Kansas Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Johnson County, Kansas, Ethics Committee||N/A||N/A|
|Brennan v. Kunzle, 154 P.3d 1094 (2007)||N/A|
|R.S.J. v. C.A.A, 178 S.W.3d 565 (MO 2005)||N/A|
|Schottel-Lehde v. Schottel, 75 S.W.3d 359, ,Mo. App. S.D. 2002)||N/A|
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|Brennan v. Kunzle, 154 P.3d 1094 (2007)||Brennan v. Kunzle, 154 P.3d 1094 (2007)||2007|
|University of Michigan||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1972|
|Purdue University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1969|
|Ethics Seminar||The Ethics of Fee Arrangements||2015|
Posted by Brad Baumgart
I am an attorney myself. So, when I went looking for a divorce attorney I pretty well knew how to go about choosing one, I interviewed several attorneys and found that Mike was the one for me.
He listened carefully to my concerns and always had those at the top of his list when dealing with opposing counse, me and the Court. He also gave me his advice about reaching certain goals which helped me make correct decisions when I had to make one. He was also very frank and thoughtful when he counseled me on these decisions.
My divorce played havoc with my emotions and my thought processes but Mike was always there as a calming influence. And he was always there to take my calls or return them promptly when I needed him the most.
Sometimes I would call very angry at what the other lawyer had done and wanted to "Go to war". Mike listened carefully and never dismissed my ideas. Then he would calmly give me his advice on my suggested course of action and remind me of the concerns and goals that I had told him when we first met. His advice was always spot on and he saved me from myself on may occasions when any other lawyer would have been happy to take my money and led the useless "charge"
In the end Mike achieved all there was to achieve in my particular situation. And while nobody is "Happy" with the results of a divorce I was very satisfied that Mike had done an excellent job in achieving the goals that I had explained to him when we first met.
Mike is a gentleman and through my expeerience with him I learned that he had the respect of both opposing counsel and the court.
My divorce was not cheap because of all the issues involved but Mike's billing was very fair and I certainly feel as though I got more than I paid for,
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