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  • Education
    • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2006
    • B.S., cum laude, California Polytechnic State University, 2000
Michael Cutler is committed to providing practical solutions to clients' litigation-related issues. That commitment begins before a lawsuit is even filed all the way through trial.

His understanding of the law, the practical impact of the litigation process, and clients' goals help Michael provide efficient and effective advocacy for clients.

He has developed a broad range of litigation experience, representing clients in numerous industries, including:
  • Automotive
  • Car Rental
  • Insurance
  • Health care
  • Construction and real estate
  • Banking and financial services
  • Railroad and transportation
  • Software
  • Retail and consumer
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Public utilities

Michael's representation of clients includes significant trial experience, including trials in federal court and in California, Missouri, and Kansas state courts.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of rental car client on multiple occasions in negligent entrustment cases.
  • Successfully defended an appeal, with appellate court affirming an almost $15 million judgment in favor of a commercial lender client.
  • Successfully represented a public utility as plaintiff in an economic loss suit for a power plant outage caused by an improper valve design.
  • Represented an international steel manufacturer in a lawsuit resulting from a train derailment. The case was settled.
  • Represented a general contractor in a trial involving a construction project and foreclosure of mechanic's lien.
  • Represented a national hospital system in a contract suit related to acquisition of another hospital system.
  • Represented a bank software company in a lawsuit involving contract, fraud, and defamation claims related to a product acquisition. The case was settled.