Michael J. Thompson: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Michael J. Thompson

Associate Counsel
Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Class Action
  • Securities Litigation
  • Insurance
Contact InfoTelephone: 816.983.8120
Fax: 816.983.8080
University Central Methodist College, B.S., 1967; Order of Coif
Law SchoolUniversity of Missouri - Columbia School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1971; Missouri Law Review, Note and Comment Editor
Admitted1971, Missouri; 1974, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1977, U.S. Supreme Court; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 2000, U.S. Tax Court; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Professional Associations and Memberships
•American Bar Association
•Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
•The Missouri Bar
•University of Missouri Law Society


As a member of Husch Blackwell's Financial Services team, Mike is an experienced litigator who represents corporations, officers and directors in federal and state courts throughout the nation, including numerous class action lawsuits. He puts substantial focus on shareholder litigation, including securities fraud, derivative actions and fiduciary duty claims against officers and directors of public and private companies. He consults with boards of directors regarding corporate governance and the fiduciary duties of directors.

Mike's accomplishments include:
•Defeating a $150 million claim in a federal lawsuit against his clients, the directors of a federally insured savings and loan.
•Securing judgment for controlling shareholder in challenge to fairness of transaction involving sale of public company.
•Advising directors of public energy company in securities fraud class action lawsuit.

Awards and Recognitions
Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star, 2011-2015
Kansas City Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2002, 2008
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
•Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, 2009-2014

•Represented savings and loan directors and defeated claim of $150 million sought by federal regulators in jury trial.
•Won judgment for controlling shareholder in Delaware Chancery Court trial of challenge to fairness of transaction for sale of public company.
•Secured summary judgment in securities fraud class action case against directors of public energy company.
•Won summary judgment in class action lawsuit alleging breach of fiduciary duty by individual retirement account (IRA) custodian.
•Represented board of directors in lawsuit seeking injunction of tender offer for public company.
•Secured dismissal of fiduciary duty claims against corporate director by bankruptcy trustee.
•Represented corporate taxpayer in appeal of adverse U.S. Tax Court judgment.
•Won summary judgment for bank director to obtain coverage under bank directors and officers policy.

Business Insights

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In The News
10.24.14 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2014 Names 83 Husch Blackwell Attorneys; Six Receive Top Honors
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10.20.14 Husch Blackwell More Than Doubles Its Presence on Benchmark Litigation's 2015 List; 22 Attorneys Recognized
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10.16.13 In Missouri, 76 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
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10.15.13 Husch Blackwell Continues to Receive High Marks by Benchmark Litigation
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11.06.12 Benchmark Litigation 2013 Names Husch Blackwell a Highly Recommended Firm
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10.15.12 A Combined 84 Husch Blackwell Attorneys are Named 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Missouri and Nebraska
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11.22.11 Husch Blackwell Recognized by Benchmark Litigation 2012 in Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska
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10.19.11 Super Lawyers 2011 Names 71 Husch Blackwell Attorneys from Missouri and Nebraska; an Additional 15 Listed as Rising Stars
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1.27.11 Husch Blackwell Successfully Defends Hotelier John Q. Hammons in Shareholder Litigation, Defeats $93 Million Damage Claim
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10.13.10 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2010 Names 64 Husch Blackwell Attorneys; An Additional 20 Listed as Rising Stars
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Office Information

Michael J. Thompson

4801 Main Street, Suite 1000
Kansas CityMO 64112


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