Mike is a partner with Spencer Fane where he is a member of its Environmental Law practice group and has served in a variety of firm management positions, including as a member of the firm’s executive committee. Mike's practice concentrates on litigation, environmental law, and renewable energy, with an emphasis on environmental litigation, regulatory permitting, and enforcement proceedings. In addition to representing individual clients in hazardous waste, Clean Air Act, and multi-media enforcement and permitting proceedings, he has chaired Superfund site steering committees and served as group counsel to steering committees and industry groups in environmental litigation. Mike also frequently counsels clients on environmental compliance issues.
Mike has served as the Chair of the American Bar Association's Superfund and Hazardous Waste Committee of the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources and as a Vice-Chair for the Section's Special Committee on Practice Development. He has also served as a sub-committee chair for the Litigation Section's Committee on Environmental Law.
Mike was a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and in that capacity advised the U.S. Army Environmental Law Division in Washington, D.C. on environmental compliance issues.
He frequently writes and speaks to a wide variety of audiences on environmental law topics.
University of Nebraska School of Law
United States Military Academy
Professional Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
Armed Forces Bank Board of Directors, Audit Committee Chair
Kansas Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Overland Park Rotary Club
Overland Park Rotary Club Foundation Board of Trustees, President
United Way of Greater Kansas City Board of Trustees, Executive Committee
United States Army Command and General Staff College Foundation Board of Trustees, Vice President
Honors and Awards
Fellow in the American College of Environmental Lawyers
Who's Who in American Law
The Best Lawyers in America
Madison's Who's Who of Professionals Chambers USA List of Leading Lawyers Kansas and Missouri List of Super Lawyers