Congrats to our very own Michelle Marvel for receiving the Ingram’s 40 Under 40 Award.
This award recognizes the achievements and promise of the area's young executives, professionals and community leaders.
We are so proud of you, Michelle! Well deserved.
Read her full bio below and see the full list of winners here.
Michelle Marvel has taken on some tough cases that have resonated throughout the Kansas City community. The high-profile cases she has worked on as a partner for Bartimus Frickleton Robertson Rader include the JJ’s restaurant explosion in 2013, which killed an employee and injured 15, as well as the death of a 10-year-old boy at the Schlitterbahn water park in 2016. In each case, there were big headlines and a collective sense of community grief. “With the remedies the law provides,” Marvel, 36, says. “I am able to help my clients put the pieces back together after a tragedy. I am fortunate to work on cases that bring meaningful change to those involved and often provide opportunities to improve safety.” She considers the Schlitterbahn case her most memorable, as it resulted in a settlement to the family that totaled more than $19.7 million. Another high point in Marvel’s career was winning her first appeals case, which allowed the family of a young girl killed by electrocution to overcome governmental immunity obstacles in their plight. The mother of two boys, Marvel volunteers with Operation Breakthrough on a back-to-school breakfast program that provides school supplies to 450 children in need of assistance. She is also a continuing legal education presenter for younger litigators, and has served on the Association for Women Lawyers Board as a mentor in its Connections program. A graduate of UMKC’s School of Law, Marvel received her B.A. from Truman State University.