D. Michael Linihan, Attorney

D. Michael Linihan



Companies throughout the United States call on D. Michael Linihan for representation in all aspects of labor and employment law including union. and non-union labor relations and compliance with the various anti-discrimination laws. Nationally respected for his work in labor contract negotiations, Mike has extensive experience in matters involving the National Labor Relations Board.

He has tried cases to verdict in a number of U.S. Federal District Courts and is licensed to practice before many of the United States Courts of Appeals. In his 45+ years in employment law, Mike has frequently been listed in such publications as The Best Lawyers in America, Kansas and Missouri Super Lawyers, and The American Lawyer’s Top Lawyers. He is a contributing editor of The Development Labor Law, the official publication of the American Bar Association. His vast knowledge and storied success put Mike in high demand as a speaker to businesses and professional organizations on issues regarding labor and employment law.


University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas, J.D.

Westminster College, B.A. Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit

Outside the Office

Mike’s outside interests are numerous and varied.  In addition to time spent with his family, he and his wife have enjoyed traveling the world, visiting all of the continents except Antarctica and approximately 80 countries.  His philanthropic activities have included a number of organizational boards, but he has specially fond recollections of time spent on the Boards of Trustees of Westminster College, his alma mater, and Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School.  Recreationally, Mike enjoys golf and boating.