March 23, 2012

National law firm Polsinelli Shughart welcomes attorney Michael P. Cutler to the firm’s Los Angeles office where he will assist clients with business litigation and product liability matters. Cutler previously practiced in the Kansas City, Missouri office of Polsinelli Shughart where he has advised clients in the health care, pharmaceutical, retail and consumer, and automotive industries. He has a broad range of litigation experience in both federal and state courts involving contract disputes, product and premises liability, fraud and defamation claims, transportation, real estate, and personal injury defense. Cutler’s addition to the Los Angeles office is part of a strategic growth plan to expand litigation capabilities for the California office.

“It is exciting to return to California where I previously worked and attended college,” said Cutler. “As our firm grows, and our capabilities increase coast to coast, I look forward to expanding my practice and providing assistance and support for the firm’s California clients.”

Polsinelli Shughart has a rich, national reputation of trial and appellate advocacy. The firm’s national Litigation Department includes more than 200 attorneys practicing in Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Phoenix, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. Attorneys in the department have tried and won cases and appeals on behalf of some of the largest companies and against some of the most acclaimed law firms in the nation.

“We’re pleased to be expanding our capabilities in Polsinelli’s Los Angeles office,” said Los Angeles Managing Partner Lisa Quateman. “Michael joins fellow litigator Wes Hurst, and together their litigation strengths will be of great value to our clients.”

Polsinelli Shughart expanded its national footprint to nine states and 16 cities through the acquisition of Quateman LLP in Los Angeles on July 1, 2011. The Los Angeles office has attorneys who provide counsel in a variety of areas including banking and financial institutions, corporate law, energy and utilities, mergers and acquisitions, municipal law, real estate development, finance and transactions. The National Law Journal has ranked Polsinelli Shughart as one of the fastest growing law firms in the country.

Cutler earned his J.D. from Washington University, and his B.S. in Statistics, cum laude, from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He is admitted to the State Bars of California, Kansas and Missouri.

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