Michael S. Hamlin is a 2000 graduate of the University of Tulsa, where he earned his B.A. in Political Science. In 2003, Mike received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, where he was a member of the Missouri Law Review.
Mike is licensed to practice in Missouri and Illinois. He is also admitted in the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Missouri, the Western District of Missouri, and the Southern District of Illinois.
Mike is a member of the Missouri Bar, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers, the Professional Liability Defense Federation, the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, and The Harmonie Group. He has participated in the Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers’ Trial Academy, as well as the International Association of Defense Lawyers’ Trial Academy at Stanford. Mike has presented at multiple seminars on topics relating to defense planning, trial preparation and litigation, bad faith litigation, and insurance coverage issues.
Publications and Seminars
Presenter, National Business Institute, “How to Successfully Resolve the Automobile Injury Case.”
Presenter, National Business Institute, “Handling Complex Auto Insurance Coverage Disputes.”
Mike has served as lead trial counsel in Missouri and Illinois on numerous cases involving:
A setoff provision in a policy of automobile insurance seeks to reduce coverage by amounts recovered by the insured from other insurance. In the context of uninsured motorist (UM) and underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage, a setoff provision most often s [...]
The stacking of policies refers to the practice of combining insurance coverage limits to account for more than one vehicle insured under a multi-car policy, or under separate policies of insurance. Stacking has been the subject of many appellate decisi [...]
Principal Michael Hamlin was selected as a 2017 Influential Appellate Advocate. The honor is part of the 2017 Missouri Lawyers Awards, which honor the top influencers in Missouri’s legal community. Michael was selected based upon his role as defense [...]
PS Partner: Michael Hamlin
PS Associate: Ryan Niehaus
Principal Michael Hamlin and Associate Ryan Niehaus obtained an order granting a Motion to Dismiss based upon lack of justiciable controversy. Plaintiff filed a class action lawsu [...]
PS Partner: Michael Hamlin
Principal Michael Hamlin obtained an order granting a Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Personal Jurisdiction. Plaintiff claimed to have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of striking his head multiple [...]
Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators, Inc.
Member, University of Missouri Law Review, 2002-2003
International Association of Defense Counsel
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
University of Missouri - Columbia
University of Tulsa
B.S., Political Science, 2000
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
AWARDS & HONORS
Selected for 2017 Missouri Lawyers Weekly award, Influential Appellate Advocate. The prestigious award is given to the Missouri lawyer who obtained the most significant appellate decision of 2016. Mike received the award for the Missouri Supreme Court’s opinion in Parr v. Breeden, SC94393, that addressed co-employee liability.
Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers List: Rising Star, Personal Injury General Defense, St. Louis, MO - 2013-2016
KC Magazine Top Attorneys, Outstanding Young Lawyers in Missouri and Kansas - 2015