Attorney Mike Campbell was named to the Missouri Lawyers Weekly “Up & Coming 2016″ Class and was honored at a ceremony in October, 2016. Each “Up and Coming” nominee must be nominated by his/her peers and then must be selected by the staff of Missouri Lawyers Weekly for inclusion into the “Up & Coming” Class. In 2016, there were 58 Missouri attorneys selected. According to Missouri Lawyers Weekly, they selected their honorees “based on their demonstration of excellence and their potential to make a difference in the legal profession and their communities.”
Below is an excerpt for attorney Mike Campbell’s inclusion in the publications’ Up & Coming section, which was published shortly before the ceremony:
There’s one thing that drives Mike Campbell and he can say it in just five words: Fighting for the little guy.
“People come into my office and are either facing very serious criminal charges or are dealing with very serious injuries,” Campbell said. “While there are very good and professional people on the other side of the case, they oftentimes possess limitless resources and manpower to oppose my client. Fighting and advocating for an individual (or individuals) is the most important thing I can do as a trial lawyer.”
Others confirm that Campbell is not one to give up just because the odds are tough.
“He has taken cases others would never take and turned them not only into winners, but more importantly, happy clients,” said his nominator.
Beginning in 2011, Campbell has had stints practicing law at Grimes, Fay and Kopp and with the Law Office of Matt Uhrig. Last year, he hung out his own shingle. He also retains strong ties to the community. He currently serves as development chair for the Missouri Symphony Society and is a former member of the executive board of Phoenix Health Programs, a Columbia non-profit that fights drug and alcohol abuse.