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    I represented Ms. Renick in the Bar Court matter that resulted in the reproval displayed on this page, and I think she was unfairly treated. I'd encourage anyone reading this to contact me to discuss it. In my opinion, and the opinion of at least one Bar official of whom I am aware, this reproval should not have been imposed at all. The matter did not involve the practice of law in any way. I had prepared a motion to dismiss but was told by a Bar Court judge that he had "never heard of" such a motion being granted. Based on that statement we felt obligated to agree to the only settlement the Bar was willing to offer. That was unfair, and I think it is also unfair to simply show it as a red flag without any explanation of the circumstances. I would urge anyone viewing this profile to contact me to discuss this further. Ms. Renick is a talented lawyer who has been unfairly treated by the Bar, in my opinion.

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    Michael Underhill Litigation Attorney
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Kutak Rock LLP

18201 Von Karman Avenue Suite 1100

Irvine, CA, 92612-1077

Apt 3209
431 El Caminio Real
Santa Clara, CA, 95050

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200105/24/2016
KSInactive200007/04/2016
MOInactive voluntarily199901/08/2013

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public reproval with/duties
    issued in CA, 2008

    updated

    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a recurrence of the wrongful act.

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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
American Jurisprudence Award - ContractsUniversity of Missouri - Kansas City1999
American Jurisprudence Award - Employment DiscriminationUniversity of Missouri - Kansas City1999
Law ReviewUniversity of Missouri - Kansas City1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Litigation AssociateKutak Rock LLP2006 - 2008
Litigation AssociateSedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP2001 - 2005
AssociateArmstrong Teasdale1999 - 2000
Legal Claims AssistantMedia Professional Insurance1992 - 1997
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Steadfast Ins. Co. v. DobbasSummary Judgment in Favor of NGLIC; settlement
Oakland-Alameda Colisem, Inc. v. National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PASummary judgment in favor of defendant Zurich.
Rozbicka v. City of Dana PointDefense Verdict.
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Missouri (Kansas City, MO)BusinessOther - Bachelors1996