Michael J. Gorman

Michael J. Gorman



Mike Gorman is an experienced trial lawyer, focusing on commercial litigation and representation of banks and other lenders. Mike has appeared in state and federal courts across the country, from New Jersey to California, as well as bankruptcy courts in Missouri and Kansas. He has appellate experience in both federal and state courts.

Mike represents businesses in contracts, business torts, employment, dealer/franchise, trade practices and general commercial disputes nationwide. He also represents lenders in loan enforcement litigation and workouts, and in wholesale inventory loan enforcement matters.

Distinction selection information

Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, Business Litigation: 2011 to present
AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell: 1994 to present
Best Lawyers in America 2014
Advisory Board, Bank Counsel Section, Missouri Bankers Association, 2016-Present; Vice Chair 2021-2022
Presenter, “Forbearance and Work Out Agreements”, Missouri Bankers Association Legal Issues Conference, October 2014

Mr. Gorman coached and managed youth soccer teams and clubs for over 15 years.  He is an active member of the Nativity Council, Knights of Columbus, where he recently served as Grand Knight for three years.


University of Missouri at Kansas City (J.D. with distinction, 1986)
Order of the Bench and Robe;
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society;
UMKC Law Review, Associate Case Note Editor

Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missouri (B.S., 1983, Accounting) 

Bar Admissions
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
U.S. District Court for the District of Western District of Missouri
U.S. Court of Claims for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Claims for the District of Nebraska
U.S. Court of Claims for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. Court of Claims