Mike has a nationwide practice defending clients sued for premises and products liability. He represents companies on a flat-fee alternative billing arrangement. Though Mike has not practiced long, he has experience conducting depositions, drafting motions in state and federal courts, negotiating settlements, and winning cases.
Mike is an avid traveler and outdoorsman. He has hiked and climbed extensively in Patagonia, South America, summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, and recently swam with blue whales in Sri Lanka. Before law school, Mike worked with Friends of the Congo, a Washington, D.C. non-profit dedicated to bringing about peaceful and lasting change in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
While in law school, Mike served as a staff member on the Kansas Law Review, participated in the Legal Aid Clinic where he successfully litigated a trial resulting in a not-guilty verdict for his client, and worked as a student clerk for The Hon. Janice M. Karlin, U.S. Bankruptcy Court. He also founded the KU Law Chess & Boxing Society.
Publications and Presentations
Michael J. Cappo, Douglas S. Beck & Brandon K. Gutshall, Chapter 8: Intentional and Negligent Misrepresentation, Missouri Tort Law (MoBar 4th ed. 2015).
Practical Uses of Technology in the Practice of Law, October 2015 (with Aaron Hankel and Aaron Kirkland).
Minimizing Damages Over the Course of a Litigation, CLE Presentation, September 2014 (with Martin Bax).