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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2008, UMKC Law Review
      Marvin Rich Scholarship recipient
    • B.S., cum laude, Drake University, 2004, Finance
      Presidential Scholar
      Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Fraternity
      All Academic Missouri Valley First Team for Golf at Drake
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
    • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
Michael Foster grew up fascinated by the stock market and finance in general. By age seven, he was reading the business page of the Kansas City Star. After majoring in finance and minoring in accounting at Drake University, he went to law school in his hometown of Kansas City. Michael now uses his finance and accounting background to concentrate on financial and fiduciary litigation. He also handles complex business litigation matters for both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts across the country.
  • First-chaired a jury trial in a pro bono case in the Western District of Missouri for two-time convicted felon that alleged second-hand smoke was harming him. The inmate received the largest known verdict for a prisoner second-hand smoking case and led to a smoking ban throughout Missouri prisons.
  • Obtained judgment in bench tried case regarding ownership of residence.
  • Obtained judgment in bench tried case regarding promissory note.
  • Defeated an effort by the Federal Trade Commission to have the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri enjoin and appointment a receiver to the operations of a manufacturer of bitcoin mining equipment. The FTC has lost fewer than 1% of its motions for preliminary injunctions.
  • Challenged a large European bank in District of Kansas bankruptcy court before the bank ultimately accepted the clients' offer to settle the matter before trial.
  • Involved in the bankruptcy preference actions of one of the largest bankruptcies in Kansas City history, representing and securing millions of dollars for the creditors’ trust.
  • Defended an insurance agent in FINRA arbitration action seeking millions of dollars. Settled the lawsuit for nearly nothing the week before trial.
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