Michael D. Holzknecht

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Independence, Missouri

Mike Holzknecht, Of Counsel to the Firm, received his civil engineering degree in 1980 from Washington University-St. Louis.  After graduating, he worked in the construction industry as a project engineer before attending The University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School.  He received his law degree and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1984.  Mike served as the Hickory County, Missouri, Prosecuting Attorney from 1988 to 1992, and as the Assistant Cedar County Prosecuting Attorney from 2010 to 2012.

In his 30 years of law practice, Mike has represented clients throughout Missouri, as well as in Chicago, Illinois; Jacksonville, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and other cities nationwide.

Mike’s extensive construction experience and education as a civil engineer have proved invaluable to our clients, particularly in the numerous premises liability and product liability cases successfully handled by the Firm.  Mike also represents individuals who have been seriously injured as a result of motor vehicle collisions, and handles claims against automobile insurance companies for uninsured and under-insured motorist coverage.

Having been raised in a large family, Mike takes great pride in having the privilege of fighting for working families against those who refuse to accept responsibility for their carelessness. “All my clients know that they can pick up the phone and call me at work or home anytime, day or night.”

     Mike and his wife, Leslie, who were raised in the Weaubleau/Collins, Missouri, area, currently divide their time between Stockton and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mike continues to help working families.

Mike welcomes the opportunity to talk with you about your case. Call Mike anytime:  816-585-4033.

Areas of Practice

  • Serious Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1984


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
    • B.S.C.E., Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering - 1980

Representative Clients

  • George and Patty Drennon
  • Mary Dodson
  • Don and Mary Keegan

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, Former Member
  • American Association for Justice
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys

Past Employment Positions

  • Hickory County, Missouri, Prosecuting Attorney, 1988 - 1992