Michelle Kuhl, Lommen Abdo Law Firm

Michelle K. Kuhl

Areas of Practice: Appeals, Litigation, Insurance Defense Litigation, Insurance Coverage, Professional Liability

Office Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 

Direct612.336.9328 / Emailmkuhl@lommen.com 

Michelle K. Kuhl / Biography

Michelle is a litigation attorney with a practice focusing on appeals. She has experience handling all aspects of appeals including briefing, oral arguments, appellate motions, and petitions for review. Before joining Lommen Abdo, Michelle clerked at the Minnesota Supreme Court where she gained valuable insight into the process by which appellate courts decide cases. Michelle also handles complex motions in a variety of other litigation areas, including professional liability, commercial litigation, insurance defense, insurance coverage and subrogation. 

She is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch for her appellate practice and is listed as a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers. 

Leadership + Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association 


  • “Extraordinary Writs, Interlocutory Appeals, Emergency Proceedings: What Every Appellate Practitioner Should Know,” Eighth Circuit Bar Association, May 2022
  • “Demystifying Extraordinary Writs,” Appellate Practice Institute, Minnesota CLE, 2022
  • “Making Post-Trial Motions and Initiating Appeals,” Civil Litigation A to Z, Minnesota CLE, September 2021
  • Adjunct Professor at University of St. Thomas School of Law – Lawyering Skills III, 2020
  • “When CAN You Speak to a Represented Party?” HCBA, June 2020

Published Articles

  • “Chapter 14: Select Commercial General Liability Policy Exclusions,” Update to Fifth Edition of the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, April 2023

  • “Chapter 14: Select Commercial General Liability Policy Exclusions,” Update to Fifth Edition of the Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, Minnesota CLE, July 2021

  • “Appellate Arguments by Zoom,” The View, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual, November 2020
  • “Review by Extraordinary Writ in Civil Cases,” Chapter 20, 2020 Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Deskbook
  • “Minnesota Amends its Rule of Professional Conduct Authorizing a Lawyer Admitted in Another Jurisdiction to Provide Legal Services in Minnesota,” Minnesota Lawyer, June 2019


  • University of Minnesota, B.A., with high distinction, 2013
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2016
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2022

News + Articles

Dress Codes and Discrimination

Dress Codes and Discrimination

Michelle Kuhl and Heidi Torvik authored an article in the winter edition of With Equal Right, the Official Journal of Minnesota Women Lawyers published on January 20, 2023. Read the full article here. In this article, they discuss the recent decision by the Fourth...

Minnesota’s Collateral Order Doctrine Turns 20

Minnesota’s Collateral Order Doctrine Turns 20

Twenty years ago, the Minnesota Supreme Court formally adopted the collateral order doctrine in Kastner v. Star Trails Ass’n, 646 N.W.2d 235 (Minn. 2002). In the years since then, the appellate courts have applied the doctrine several times, but it remains a...

The Rare Remedy of Writs

The Rare Remedy of Writs

The appellate rules specifically list the types of trial court decisions that can be appealed. Usually this requires a final judgment, which occurs at the very end of the litigation in the trial court. But on rare occasions, a trial court may make a decision that is...