Since becoming an attorney in September of 2000 he has actively engaged in the general practice of law primarily focused in family, civil, and criminal law including: divorce, modification, paternity, name changes, felony/misdemeanor/municipal cases, business litigation, contract work, commercial litigation, personal injury, general tort litigation and construction litigation. He also receives and accepts appointments to act as a Special Prosecuting Attorney in State Court, serves as the City Prosecutor and Assistant City Attorney for the City of Buckner, he has also served as both a Guardian Ad Litem and Special Master when appointed by the court. Michael Spiegel predominately practices in Missouri State and Municipal Courts, but also maintains his license in the State of Kansas.
In 1997, Michael Spiegel received his B.S. Degree from Central Missouri State University. He continued his education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and received his Juris Doctor degree in May 2000. During law school, he worked in the private sector in the areas of complex litigation focusing on products liability cases, contract litigation, and medical malpractice defense.
After graduating from law school, Michael Spiegel accepted a position as the law clerk for the Honorable Vernon Scoville and then continued as the law clerk for the Honorable Jeffrey Bushur. Michael Spiegel then became an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Jackson County, Missouri, where he spent approximately five years and practiced exclusively in the area of criminal prosecution for state felony and misdemeanor cases. During his time in the Prosecutor’s office he handled jury and non-jury trials of criminal cases, ranging from speeding tickets through first degree murder cases, until he moved to the private practice of law in December of 2005.
Michael Spiegel is a member of the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He has been published in the “Bench Book of Missouri Trial Judges” and co-wrote Missouri statute 568.052, which made it illegal to leave children unattended in motor vehicles. During his career Michael Spiegel has been recognized by the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office as one of the “Attorneys of Year” in 2002 and as “Change Agent” in 2005. In 2011 Michael Spiegel was nominated for the coveted Lon O. Hocker Award for trial excellence. In addition to practicing law, Michael Spiegel volunteers his time with various charity organizations, and has taught classes to numerous police agencies and in the police academy in the areas of evidence-based prosecution and prosecuting cases without a victim’s cooperation.