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 / Hudson, Wisconsin

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 work in the practice areas of Appellate Practice and Legal Malpractice Law and is listed as a Rising Star by Minnesota Super Lawyers since 2021.

Leadership + Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association 
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section Council
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation


  • Adjunct Professor at University of St. Thomas School of Law – Lawyering Skills III, 2020 to present
  • “Introduction to Commercial Insurance for the Business Lawyer – Primary Coverage, Subordination, Claims-Made, Prior Acts, Tail Coverage and More,” Business Law Institute, Minnesota CLE, June 2023
  • “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
  • “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
  • Wisconsin, 2023
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2017
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 2022


News + Articles

2023 Appellate Year in Review

2023 Appellate Year in Review

Lommen Abdo’s appellate team Kay Hunt and Michelle Kuhl handled appeals presenting a wide range of legal issues this year. As we close out 2023, we wanted to share with you a sampling of these cases you may find interesting. We can’t wait to see what new cases 2024...

Special Considerations in Family Law Appeals

Special Considerations in Family Law Appeals

Family law appeals have several unique characteristics that are important for parties to understand before pursuing an appeal. This blog summarizes some of the most noteworthy features of family law appeals. Appellate Mediation Program Most family law cases in...

Special Considerations in Trust and Estate Appeals

Special Considerations in Trust and Estate Appeals

With any legal case, there are several factors to consider in deciding whether to appeal, as discussed in my previous blog, “To Appeal or Not to Appeal. That is the Question.” But in addition to those factors, there are certain features of trust and estate matters in...

Six Times to Call an Appellate Attorney

Six Times to Call an Appellate Attorney

It may seem obvious that the time to contact an appellate attorney is when you want to file an appeal. But there are benefits to getting an appellate attorney involved even during earlier stages of your case. Here are six times it might make sense to seek an appellate...