Michael P. Cutler
Areas of Focus
Corporate Directors & Officers Liability Litigation
Financial and Securities Litigation
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Mergers and Acquisitions Litigation
, Washington University in St. Louis
, California Polytechnic State University
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:
Construction and real estate
Banking and financial services
Railroad and transportation
Retail and consumer
Michael's representation of clients includes significant trial experience, including trials in federal court and in California, Missouri, and Kansas state courts.
State Bar of California
The Missouri Bar
Ross T. Roberts Inn of 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.
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August 8, 2013
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March 1, 2013
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March 23, 2012
"My advice to clients is not just legal. The solutions I provide are shaped by the practicalities of litigation within the context of their business."
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