Michael T. Crabb

  • BIO




    Michael Crabb believes clients should see their lawyer as a trusted partner rather than a hired hand. Through this personal approach and collaboration, clients achieve results.


    Mike started his litigation career in 2009 at the national law firm Husch Blackwell. There, he gained experience representing a diversity of clients in a wide variety of matters, ranging from individuals tangled in probate disputes to Fortune 500 companies involved in multi-district class action lawsuits.


    Now, Mike specializes in complex commercial disputes and catastrophic personal injury cases. These cases often involve complicated insurance coverage problems, which Mike excels at solving to his clients’ advantage.  


    Since coming to KTK, Mike has built a respected reputation with partners and clients alike, successfully first- or second-chairing several jury trials and arbitrations. KTK elevated Mike to shareholder in March of 2017.


    Civic & Philanthropic Involvement:

    • KU Law Moot Court Alumni Advisory Board
    • Legal Aid of Western Missouri, Volunteer Attorney Project
    • Christ Church Anglican, Parish Council
    • KC Metro Young Life Advisory Board 
    • Appeals
    • Commercial disputes including breach of contract and business torts
    • Complex insurance coverage disputes and bad faith claims
    • Personal injury and wrongful death claims
    • Professional negligence claims
    • Civil rights actions 
    • Consumer Protection Act claims 
    • Franchise disputes
    • Fraud claims
    • Trade secret and non-compete claims
    • Toxic substances exposure claims

    Awards & Recognitions:

    • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2020, 2021
    • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013 – 2019
    • Top 40 Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016 – 2019
    • Top 10 Under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
    • Missouri Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2011
    • Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy


    Bar admissions:

    • Missouri, 2009
    • Kansas, 2010
    • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
    • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
    • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 
    • United States Supreme Court


    Professional Associations & Memberships:

    • Secretary, Civil Litigation Section, Johnson County Bar Association
    • Johnson County Ethics & Grievance Committee
    • Earl O’Connor Inn of Court 
    • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Kansas Bar Association
    • The Missouri Bar



    • “The Executive Branch Shall Construe: The Canon of Constitutional Avoidance and the Presidential Signing Statement,” 56 Kansas Law Review 711, 2008.

    • “Child Victim, Adult Plaintiff: How Kansas Attorney-Client Privilege Law Can Harm Teens and Their Parents,” 18 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 73, 2008.


    Kansas State University, BS 2001


    Law School:

    University of Kansas School of Law, 2009

    • Order of the Coif
    • National Moot Court Finalist
    • Kansas Law Review, Articles Editor


    National Trial Advocacy College, University of Virginia School of Law