Michael R. Lawless Sr.


Toll Free 1-800-734-3771
Lenexa 1-913-681-5566
Grandview: 1-816-966-0068

Fax: 1-913-888-7388

Email: [email protected]

I have been married for almost 40 years. My wife Deborah and I have four children, all adult’s, who reside outside of the home but all in the Kansas City area. We now have 5 grand daughters. We live in Olathe, Kansas and have for 31 years. I am actively involved in the Prince of Peace Parish in Olathe. I am a Children’s School of Religion teacher and have been for the past 25 years. I served on the Parish Council from 1993-98 and as President during the new church construction from ground breaking through dedication 1995-96. I am recently reappointed to a third term (2014 – 2017) on the Johnson County Heritage Trust Grant Review Board having served two prior terms (2008 to 2011 and 2011 to 2014). This is the Board that makes recommendations to the Jo Co Commissioners on historical grant applications paid from the Heritage Trust Fund. I am the past Chairman (3 years) of the Board of Trustees of the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Foundation in Olathe and served as a member of the Board of Trustees since its incorporation in 1997 until the end of 2003. I was the first Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kansas East Youth Services, Inc., (K.E.Y.S.) in 1986 and a Board Member through 1988. I was the last President of Live and Learn, Inc. in 1985-86 and a Board Member from 1983 before it was merged with Optimist Youth Homes, Inc. to form the new corporation K.E.Y.S. My hobbies include hunting, shooting, bicycling, walking and reading.


Areas of Practice:

40% Workers Compensation

40% Personal Injury

20% divided between Criminal practice, General Construction (with an emphasis in Roofing disputes) and failure of homeowners insurance to pay Hail Damage Claims to homeowners


Bar Admissions:

Kansas, 1980

Missouri, 2005

U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1989

U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1980

U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1994



Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas,
1977 – 1979, Juris Doctor with Academic Honors

University of Central Missouri, Missouri,
Major: Criminal Justice Administration

Penn Valley Community College,
Major: Police Science



Professional Associations and Memberships:


Kansas Bar Association,
1980– Present


Missouri Bar Association

2005 – Present


Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association,
1984– Present

Member Johnson County Bar Association 1980 -Present


Kansas Trial Lawyers Association 1990 – Present


WLIG (Work Place Injury Litigation Group – a National Association dedicated to projection of injured workers

2003 – Present


Past Employment Positions:

Michael R. Lawless, P.A. – Lenexa, Kansas and

Michael R. Lawless, P.C. – Grandview, MO

2004 – Present


Lawless & Stanley,
January 6, 1996 – December 31, 2003


Johnson County, KS, Solo Practitioner,
1985 – 1996


James L. Eisenbrandt Chartered, Overland Park, KS, Associate,
1984 – 1985


City of Lenexa, KS, Assistant City Attorney/City Prosecutor,
1981- 1990


Johnson County, Kansas District Attorney’s Office, Asst. District Attorney,
1980 – 1981


Kansas City, Missouri Police Department

1968 – 1977 (Police Officer 1971 – 1977, Civilian Employee 1968 – 1971)


Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity