Mike and his team use real-time analytics, alternative fee arrangements and sophisticated case assessments to help in-house counsel achieve better legal outcomes. Using Coefficient Litigation Management—a data-driven, efficient approach to complex litigation—Mike creates and executes innovative legal strategy to help his clients cleanly resolve individual cases and entire national litigation portfolios.

Mike’s nationwide practice includes defending clients sued for product liability, tort, negligence, consumer protection, fraud, business litigation, automotive liability, premises liability, arbitration, and contracts cases. He represents product manufacturers and service providers across many industries, including the security alarm, fire suppression, construction, chemical, vehicle sales, water products, food service and battery industries. 

Additionally, 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. Mike has also worked with Friends of the Congo, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit dedicated to bringing about peaceful and lasting change in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He is also the founder of the Chess and Boxing Society at the University of Kansas School of Law.

Publications and Presentations

Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop, University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, November 2018.

Missouri State and Federal Pleading Quirks, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City, Missouri, December 2016 (with Jennifer Artman). 

Michael J. Cappo, Douglas S. Beck and 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).