Michael B. Lester

Senior Associate
2345 Grand Blvd.
Suite 2100
Kansas City, MO 64108

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Michael B. Lester is a senior associate with Brown & James, P.C., practicing in the firm’s Kansas City office. He practices in the areas of business and commercial litigation, construction law, insurance law, premises and retail liability, product liability and transportation law.

His prior experience includes defending nearly 100 trucking clients in personal injury lawsuits filed against them. He handled all phases of cases, from investigation immediately following accidents through trial preparation.

Prior Legal Experience

Associate, Matteuzzi & Brooker, P.C.
Judicial intern, Western District of Missouri Federal Court
Law clerk, Troppito + Miller, LLC

Academic Honors and Activities

Urban Lawyer Board, Article Editor
Law Review
Miller Scholar
Phi Beta Kappa
Pi Sigma Delta
President’s Honor Role

More About Michael


  • University of Missouri - Kansas City (J.D., magna cum laude, 2014)
  • Rice University (B.A., English and Political Science, magna cum laude, 2011)

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri


  • Author, "Spreading Technology, Even When Ugly: Standardizing the Land Use Tests of Cellular Telecommunications Facilities Under the Telecommunications Act of 1996," Fall 2013
  • Author, Case Note Ward v. Polite, 667 F.3d 727 (6th Cir. 2012), Fall 2013


  • Presenter, "What's the Count? Case Law Update," Brown & James Kansas City Client Seminar, April 2019