Michael W. Cromwell
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Michael W. Cromwell


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Practice Groups

Areas of Concentration

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Product Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation

Experience at Work

Manufacturing and consumer-product oriented organizations rely on Michael’s experience to handle scientific and medical issues in both commercial and mass tort litigation.  Clients turn to Michael for representation in federal and state courts and Michael has developed a niche understanding and appreciation for issues that arise in the manufacture, distribution and sale of agricultural and manufactured products

Prior to joining Capes Sokol, Michael worked at a national large business law firm where he regularly worked with clients to resolve complex, multi-party, civil litigation matters including corporate governance disputes, employment-related matters, wrongful death and personal injury cases.

After graduating from law school, Michael served as a federal law clerk for the Honorable Joe L. Heaton in the Western District of Oklahoma.

In the Community

Michael is new to the St. Louis community but he and his wife have a significant history of volunteering at local food banks and medical clinics, and they are looking forwarding to getting involved in the local St. Louis community.

Memberships & Associations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association

Significant Representations

  • Counsel for large agricultural and consumer product producer in large mass tort litigation involving a wide variety of matters involving negligence, fraud, and wrongful death claims
  • Counsel for large privately-held car rental company involved in state regulatory investigation into alleged price gouging
  • Counsel for prominent author against wrongful termination claims brought by previous head of school



  • “Reducing Waste & Exposure: Taking Advantage of Donation Laws and Standardizing Food Date Labels”, Food Safety Summit 2017 Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2017
  • “Reducing Waste & Exposure: Standardizing Food Safety and Quality Dates”, BRC Global Standards Food Safety Americas Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2017


  • J.D., The University of Oklahoma College of Law (2010) 
    • Order of the Coif
    • Oklahoma Law Review, Executive Articles Editor
    • National Health Law Moot Court Team
  • B.B.A., International Business and Economics, The University of Oklahoma, summa cum laude (2007)
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