Michael J. Kuhn concentrates on complex civil litigation in both federal and state courts, with particular emphases in breach of contract, employment and tort claims. He regularly works on the defense of multiplaintiff actions with tens or hundreds of millions of dollars of potential exposure, and represents individual or corporate clients in single-issue suits.
Having clerked for five federal judges, Michael leverages his familiarity with the court to counsel clients during all phases of litigation, from pretrial discovery through appeals. He has a notable flair for legal research and writing, and he is sought out to draft all manner of motions, including dispositive, discovery and Daubert motions. Michael also oversees document collections and productions, in addition to drafting discovery requests and responses.
As second chair counsel, Michael participated in Laclede Gas Company v. Park 370 Development, LLC, et al., where a St. Louis County Circuit Court jury ruled in favor of Dowd Bennett client Laclede Gas, finding the defendant, a land developer, liable for damages resulting from its excavation activity adjacent to a Laclede gas main.