Ms. Stewart is a leader in the litigation practice group and is the Member in charge of the firm’s Kansas City office. She has been in practice since 1999 and focuses her practice on litigation in employment, construction and legal malpractice/professional negligence matters. She has significant trial experience in state and federal courts in both Kansas and Missouri. In addition, she acts as employment counsel for multiple businesses and governmental entities, advising them on matters ranging from compliance with federal and state employment statutes to creation of personnel handbooks.Michelle also argues cases in front of both the Kansas and Missouri Courts of Appeal. In 2003, she was named one of the up and coming lawyers in Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Michelle was included in the elite group of Kansas and Missouri Rising Stars in employment litigation in 2008, 2009 and 2011 and has been named a Super Lawyer consistently since 2012.