Michael A. Gross - Michael Gross Law Office

Michael A. Gross

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011
Phone: 314-863-5887

Michael Gross is an appellate lawyer with offices in Missouri and Arizona.  In addition to his work in appellate courts, Mr. Gross frequently consults with and performs legal research and writing for trial attorneys before they file suit and during the pendency of their cases in trial courts.  

Mr. Gross has represented clients in the Second, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Tenth Circuits, and written briefs and petitions in the United States Supreme Court.  He is a member of the Eighth Circuit's civil jury instructions committee.  

After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 1971 Mr. Gross served as law clerk to the Hon. M. C. Matthes, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He has spoken frequently on topics related to appellate practice, legal writing, oral argument, and legal strategy and problem-solving at seminars sponsored by bar associations and other organizations.  

University of Missouri–ColumbiaUniversity of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1971

Case History

CSX Transportation, Inc. v. McBride, 131 S.Ct. 2630 (2013)

Trying to cash in on a 3-Justice dissent from 2007, the railroad industry sought to increase the unique causation burden for plaintiffs in FELA cases.  The Supreme Court reaffirmed the diminished burden recognized in Rogers v. Missouri Pacific Railroad Co., 352 U.S. 500 (1957).  Michael Gross was co-counsel for the injured railroad worker in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and in the Supreme Court. 

Office Location

231 South Bemiston Avenue, Suite 250
St. Louis, MO 63105
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Appellate Practice of the St. Louis Metro Area
Michael A. Gross has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Appellate Practice