For more than 30 years, Michael P. Gaughan has provided quality legal services to meet the needs of lenders and businesses. Mike’s practice focuses on protecting the rights of creditors nationwide with an emphasis on the representation of secured creditors, such as commercial lenders, mortgage servicing companies, and businesses. Mike was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® for 2023-2024.

Practice Areas


  • University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law (J.D., 1983)
  • University of Missouri at Kansas City (B.B.A., 1980)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Kansas Bankers Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Bankers Association
  • Missouri Independent Bankers Association
  • National Association Retail Collection Attorneys
  • National Association of Chapter Thirteen Trustees


  • Kansas Bar
  • Missouri Bar

Honors & Awards

  • Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer (2009-2010)
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer (2005-2009)
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell