Michael Lydon-Lorson




Michael joins Myers Longhofer after completing a two-year judicial clerkship for Chief Judge Gary Witt of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District.  Michael brings a unique perspective to the practice of law and prides himself on analyzing all sides of his client’s case.  Prior to clerking, Michael attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law, where he served as the Managing Editor of the UMKC Law Review, competed on the National Moot Court competition team, and graduated near the top of his class.   

Prior to law school, Michael served as a Jesuit Volunteer Corps immigration law caseworker for Catholic Charities in Houston, TX.  He is a fluent Spanish speaker.   

Significant Accomplishments 

  • UMKC Law Review, Managing Editor 

  • Ellison Moot Court Competition 

  • Sheridan Award for Best Overall Advocate 

  • Robert Dewitt Award for Best Brief 

  • UMKC 1L Mock Trial Competition Champion 

  • Best Opening Argument Award 

  • CALI Award Winner: Contracts II & Insurance Law 


A former college pitcher, Michael loves watching baseball and attends as many St. Louis Cardinals games as he can.  He also loves to travel, having lived in Peru and Australia.  Michael serves on the board of the Asylum Clinic KC, a Kansas City-based non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals apply for asylum in the United States.  On the weekends, Michael enjoys strolling through farmers’ markets and antique shops with his wife, Sarah.