Michael attended college at Missouri State University, where he earned a BS in Management. In 1977 he received his JD from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of law, where he was honored to be a member of the Missouri Law Review.

Michael was elected as Polk County Missouri Associate Circuit Judge, a position which he held for 24 years until he retired from the bank in 2002, completed mediation training and had a mediation practice until becoming “of counsel” to the Kirksey Law Firm in 2005, practicing in the areas of Domestic Matters, Mediation, Probate, Criminal law and Estate Planning.

Michael became Prosecuting attorney in Hickory County Missouri when appointed by Missouri Governor Nixon in 2013 to fill an expired term of the previous prosecutor. He was then elected to that position by Hickory County voters in 2014. After becoming prosecuting attorney Michael has limited his practice at Kirksey Law Firm to Mediation and complex Probate Matters.


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Kevin Fick was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Kevin attended Southwest Missouri State University (Missouri State University) in 1995 then transferred to Iowa State University where he graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology. Kevin has been practicing law since 2001.

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Jay Kirksey grew up the son of a basketball coach, knowing how and what it takes to win, and hating losing. At the end of each game his father asked two questions – did you do your best? Did you play your hardest?

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The law firm of DOUGLAS, LYNCH, MUNTON, & HAUN, P.C. originated in 1912 when T.H Douglas began practicing law.

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