Michele O’Malley

Counsel in Kansas City, MO

Bringing nearly two decades of commercial and business litigation experience, Michele O’Malley joined the firm's Kansas City office in 2016. Michele’s legal practice focuses primarily on real estate litigation matters, including receivership, commercial and residential foreclosures, workouts, title defect resolution, landlord-tenant matters, utility easement enforcement, condemnation actions and real estate sales contract disputes.

Michele's proficiency in receivership law is put into action for lending institutions seeking receivers to manage secured assets. She has also served as defense counsel in lender liability actions. 

As a former licensed real estate agent, Michele’s experience navigating the complexities of real estate transactions allows her to help clients resolve difficult situations and guard against future litigation. She provides property owners and insurers with the tools to cure errors in title and loan documents to assure smooth REO closings. 

Michele applies her litigation experience to work in a cost efficient manner for all clients. She has represented a wide range of clients throughout Missouri and Kansas.

Michele is a co-founder of Project Linus - Topeka Chapter and dedicates her time to meet the organization’s mission: to make, collect and distribute handmade blankets to Northeast Kansas hospitals and other child service organizations to provide comfort for children in distress. Through Michele’s efforts with the Project Linus team, the organization has collected nearly 8,000 blankets. Michele is involved with the Shawnee Mission School District through her children’s school. She is the Past-President and a board member of the PTA and serves on Site Council. 

When spending time with her husband and family, Michele enjoys planning trips to visit National Parks.


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