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Michael P. Mergen - Springfield, MO

3275 East Ridgeview Springfield, MO 65804

Updated: 01/02/2024

Springfield Workers' Compensation in Missouri and Kansas Lawyer

Overview

Mike Mergen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southwest Missouri State University in May, 1985, with emphasis in Pre-Law. In 1988, he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri School of Law, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class, and was an Editor of The Journal of Dispute Resolution. He was number one in his class in the Labor Law area...

Mike Mergen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southwest Missouri State University in May, 1985, with emphasis in Pre-Law. In 1988, he received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri School of Law, where he graduated in the top 10% of his class, and was an Editor of The Journal of Dispute Resolution. He was number one in his class in the Labor Law area. He began his legal career in Kansas City, Missouri and then relocated his law practice to Springfield in May, 1991, when he joined the Hall, Ansley law firm.

Mike has devoted his entire legal career to helping people who have suffered an injury at work. In the last twenty-six years, he has successfully represented thousands of injured workers. He has tried hundreds of workers’ compensation trials. He has been the Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, and has spoken at numerous continuing legal education seminars on the topic of workers’ compensation.

He also is licensed to practice in Kansas and actively represents the interests of injured Kansas workers. He received the Equal Access to Justice Award for outstanding service to the clients of Legal Aid of Southern Missouri.

He has served on the Board of Directors of Kids' Chance, which provides financial scholarships for children of permanently or catastrophically injured or deceased workers to complete their education. He is a graduate of Leadership Springfield, sponsored by the Springfield Chamber of Commerce.

Personal: Mike is married, with two grown daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and his grandchildren.

Mike Mergen recently accepted peer nomination to join the Workers’ Injury and Law Group (WILG), a national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who each year require expert legal assistance to obtain medical care and relief under State workers’ compensation programs. WILG is a network of advocates for workers’ rights with members in all 50 states and is an important national voice for workers in need of quality legal representation.

About Michael P. Mergen

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation in Missouri and Kansas

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1988
  • Missouri, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri

Other Affiliations

  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association (Member)
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association- Workers' Compensation Section (Chairman)
  • Leadership Springfield Program
  • Legal Aid of Southern Missouri (Board of Directors)
  • Kids' Chance, Inc. (Board of Directors)
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (Member)
  • Workers' Injury and Law Group (WILG) (Member)

Education

  • University of Missouri School of Law (Columbia), Columbia, Missouri
    Juris Doctorate
  • Southwest Missouri State University

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

3275 East Ridgeview Springfield, MO 65804

Fax

  • 417-890-8855

Achievements

Honors

  • Equal Access to Justice Award for outstanding service to the clients of Legal Aid
  • Peer Nominated Member of Workers Injury and Law Group

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By Anonymous on Jan. 31, 2019
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Highy recommend Hall Ansley Law firm in Springfield Mo for any situation that involes employment law. My expeirince with Mike Mergen has been pleasent and informing.

By Anonymous on Oct. 26, 2018
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Michael Mergen was very helpful and i was cofident with him. Answered all my question and always kept me updated

By Anonymous on Mar. 19, 2024

2.0 out of 5 stars

I was not impressed with his attitude at all. I expect anyone I hire to listen when I speak, not ignore me on the phone while they work on other cases and not even be present enough to recognize when I asked a question. He can be very disrespectful in these ways. I also don't appreciate the arrogance that is seen when he makes his clients cases about him. Frequently he got information wrong on my case, and had to be corrected. I don't feel like he did his best for me, because he doesn't care about his clients, and/ or doesn't want to make insurance company lawyers mad at him because he has to work with them on other cases too. It's like he's balancing his interests against the client, at least that's how I felt. I work in the medical field and not law, but due diligence is important in any professional field, or whenever you take somebody's money,and he just didn't put in the work without being pushed to. He's quick to brag about his 30 years as a workers compensation attorney but his communication is just terrible, i would NOT recommend.

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