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Each person brings a new case, new family and new challenge. It is greatly satisfying to help them.

- Mike Rader

Michael Rader | Partner

UNDERSTANDING. DEPENDABLE. RESOLUTE.

Michael Rader’s past experience as a prosecutor gives him the ability to think outside the box and find unique solutions to multifaceted problems. Rader specializes in wrongful death claims, professional negligence, trucking accidentsproduct liabilitypersonal injury and mass tort/class action litigation. “Clients don’t come to me when times are good. Most often, they turn to me when something tragic has happened or things are at their worst,” said Rader. “I take pride in being able to guide and aid my clients through these troubled times."

EDUCATION AND PAST EXPERIENCE

1999 – University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law, J.D.
1995 – University of Missouri, B.A.

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Jurisdictions
State of Kansas – All Jurisdictions
State of Mississippi – All Jurisdictions
State of Missouri – All Jurisdictions
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi
United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Professional
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
International Society of Barristers, Fellow
Kansas Association for Justice
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Torts Law Committee Chairman 2009-2010
Lead Master Instructor for the Ross T. Roberts Inn of Court Program
Mississippi Bar Association
Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, Board of Governors
Missouri Bar Foundation, Fellow
Kansas City, Missouri Board of Police Commissioners, Vice President
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America

Civic
Missouri Brain Injury Advisory Council
Make-A-Wish Foundation Governing Board, Missouri, Board Member
Missouri Special Olympics
Sherwood Center for the Exceptional Child, Past Board Member
Friends of Special People, Past Board Member

HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS

Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award, 2008
2012-2014 Top 50 Lawyers in Kansas City by Super Lawyers Magazine
Top 100 Lawyers in Missouri and Kansas by Kansas City Magazine
2008 Ingram’s Magazine "Forty Under 40”
2008-2014 Kansas City Business Journal “Best of the Bar”
"Super Lawyer" for Missouri and Kansas in 2010-2014
2006 Missouri Lawyer’s Weekly “Up and Coming Attorney”
2001 Jackson County, Missouri, Prosecutor’s Office Attorney of the Year
Rated “AV Preeminent” 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell

*Lon O. Hocker Trial Lawyer Award is voted on anonymously by State and Federal judges in Missouri and is given annually to a trial attorney in recognition of outstanding achievement in trial practice. It is considered the most prestigious award presented to trial lawyers in the state of Missouri.