Abrams, Michael J.

2345 Grand BoulevardSuite 2200Kansas City, MO 64108

Updated: 01/07/2014


Mr. Abrams has dedicated more than 20 years to working for clients in a variety of commercial litigation matters including substantial jury trial practice in federal and state court, appellate practice, and alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Abrams has extensive experience in all phases of business and contract law, accounting law, insurance matters, real estate, oil and gas disputes, and media and communications law. Mr. Abrams has successfully defended and prosecuted jury and...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Media
  • Agribusiness
  • Equine
  • Business Litigation
  • General Business & Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Class Action or Multi-Party Litigation
  • Trade Secrets/Covenants Not to Compete
  • Insurance Analysis and Recovery for Policyholders
  • Environmental
  • Insurance Analysis & Recovery for Policyholders
  • Insurance


Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1992
  • Missouri, 1991
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan

Other Affiliations

  • Member, Independent Citizens Advisory Board Regarding Racial Profiling, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Board of Trustees, Johnson County Library Foundation
  • President, 2007-2009, Kansas City Chapter, American Jewish Committee
  • Board of Directors, Village Shalom
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions, 1999-2001


  • Selected for Benchmark Litigation, the Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys 2011
  • Selected for Missouri Super Lawyers, 2008-2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell® "AV" Rating
  • President, Student Body - Brandeis University
  • Order of the Barristers
  • 1st Place Southeast Regional New York Bar Association National Moot Court Competition, 1991
  • 2nd Place in Giles Rich Intellectual Property National Moot Court Competition, 1990


  • Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1991
  • Brandeis University, 1988
    Honors: cum laude


Published Works

  • 62 Lathrop & Gage Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010
  • Benchmark Litigation Selects Five Lathrop & Gage Attorneys as Litigation Stars, 2010
  • Firm Obtains Success for Bank of America in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2010
  • 52 Lathrop & Gage Attorneys Named Super Lawyers, 2008
  • Firm Obtains Success on Constitutional Claim in Missouri Supreme Court, 2008
  • Litigation Newsletter, In-Court Report No. 5 -- Fall 2006, 2006
  • Litigation Newsletter, In-Court Report No. 4 -- Winter 2006, 2006
  • Lathrop & Gage Trial Technology Focus-Litigation Insert No. 4-Winter 2006, 2006
  • Litigation Newsletter, In-Court Report No. 2 -- Winter 2005, 2005
  • Litigation Newsletter, In-Court Report No. 1 -- Fall 2004, 2004
  • Subdivision Proves City Restrictions Unconstitutional, 2003

Office Information


2345 Grand BoulevardSuite 2200Kansas City, MO 64108


  • (816) 292-2001


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