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Rouse Frets White Goss Gentile Rhodes, P.C.
Direct: (816) 502-4780
4510 Belleview Avenue, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64111
Kansas City Main: (816) 753-9200
Fax: (816) 753-9201
Email: mtalboy@rousepc.com
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Bar Admissions

The Missouri Bar, 2003

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 2002
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City, B.A., 2000

Experience

Mike has significant experience in public law, economic development and government affairs with more than two decades of cross-functional executive leadership in both the legal and political arenas. Prior to joining the firm, Mike served as the first Director of Government Affairs at a multi-national firm developing and implementing the firm’s internal and external government affairs group. In this role he successfully managed government relations and lobbying strategies across the country for local, state, and federal government interaction as well as establishing strategic client relationships. As the former Minority Leader in the Missouri House of Representatives and practicing attorney, Mike served as an advisor to various elected officials of both political parties ranging from city to federal government positions. Throughout his professional career, Mike helped clients broaden their access to government, advance new business endeavors and maintain current business relations, while continuously helping with any legal or legislative issues.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Government Relations
  • Economic Development Incentives
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Public Law
  • Administrative & Regulatory Proceedings

ACTIVITIES AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • The Missouri Bar
  • Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, 2017-present, Executive Committee, 2019 to present
  • Missouri Chamber of Commerce 2012-2022, Executive Committee, 2013-2022
  • Lenexa Chamber of Commerce, 2015-2018

Honors and Recognition

  • Missouri Times 100 List, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Missouri State Medical Association, Legislative Award, 2011
  • Committee for County Progress, Harry Wiggins Award , 2011
  • St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, Statesman Award, 2010 & 2011
  • St. Louis Business Journal, Outstanding Legislator Award, 2010 & 2011
  • Partnership for Children, Children’s Champion, 2011
  • Missouri Economic Development Finance Association, Rising Star Legislator Award, 2010
  • Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, Outstanding Legislator, 2010
  • Missouri Minority House Member, appointed MO HealthNet oversight committee, 2007
  • Missouri Minority House Member, appointed to Missouri Secretary’s Council on Library
  • Development, 2007-2011
  • Progressive Women’s Coalition of Kansas City, Freshman Legislator of the Year, 2007
  • Missouri Bar, Outstanding Legislator, 2007
  • Association of Associate Circuit Judges and Probate Judges, Outstanding Legislator, 2007