Mission Statement

     The University of Missouri-Columbia awarded Mr. Shipley a Bachelor of Arts, with Honors in Economics, degree in 1982, and a Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, degree in 1985.  He was a member of the Missouri Law Review and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and The Order of the Coif.
      Mr. Shipley is admitted to practice in the Missouri Bar, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.   Following graduation from law school, Mr. Shipley served as a law clerk to the Honorable Howard F. Sachs, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri.  Since 1987, he has been in private practice.  After practicing with two smaller firms in Clay County for over fifteen years, he founded the Law Offices of Michael S. Shipley, LLC, in 2003.  He has been President and Director of the Clay County Bar Association,  and is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.  He has published articles in the Missouri Law Review and in Barrister magazine, and has presented numerous continuing education courses on behalf of various organizations including the Missouri Bar Association.

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The Law Offices of Michael S. Shipley routinely handles Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation matters in Kansas City and Liberty, Clay County, and surrounding counties and cites, including  Platte, Jackson, Ray, Clinton and Caldwell  counties.   We also handle matters in Daviess, DeKalb, Grundy, Harrison and other counties throughout Missouri.

We are dedicated to the personal, professional, ethical and aggressive representation of clients in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation.  With outstanding academic credentials and over 30 years of practical experience, we are able to provide excellent legal representation in the affordable and personalized setting of a small town practice..

Michael S. Shipley


​​​Law Offices Of
Michael S. Shipley, LLC
Civil & Criminal Trial Practice

Attorney Profile

204 E Kansas St., Suite A
​Liberty MO 64068 US
(816) 781-0299