Michael Stipetich


Michael Stipetich leads Smith Mohlman, LLC’s Employment Litigation Division. Michael represents aggrieved employees in employment discrimination cases, including wrongful termination, retaliation, and sexual harassment. Additionally, he assists small businesses in various employment matters, such as compliance with Title VII and state employment discrimination laws and drafting employment agreements and policies.

Civil Litigation Expert

Michael is licensed in Kansas and Missouri, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Western District of Missouri and the District of Kansas. He is an expert in employment discrimination matters. Michael has litigated over 150 cases involving adverse employment actions based on sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, FMLA status, worker’s compensation claimant status, whistleblowing, and other legally protected characteristics.

Michael has been named a Missouri and Kansas “Rising Star” by Superlawyers every year since 2012.

Kansas University Graduate, KU Law

Juris Doctor degree from the University of Kansas School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, also from the University of Kansas.

Kansas City Civic Leader

Member of the Kansas and Missouri Bar Associations as well as the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Michael also supports various charities such as AIDS Walk Kansas City and the KC Pet Project.