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Michael Raupp Receives David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award from The Missouri Bar Foundation

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National law firm Husch Blackwell is pleased to announce that partner Michael Raupp has been named a 2023 recipient of the David J. Dixon Appellate Advocacy Award.

“I am very grateful to the Missouri Bar Foundation for this honor, and it is humbling to be selected from among the many talented appellate litigators in our area,” Raupp said. “I am also thankful to our wonderful clients for entrusting me with their work. As always, these appeals are a team effort, and I am indebted to all my supportive colleagues here at Husch Blackwell who make this work possible.”

Based in Kansas City, Raupp represents clients in appellate proceedings, complex litigation, and high-stakes regulatory disputes. He regularly advises organizations on constitutional, statutory, and procedural issues, advocating for his clients in federal and state appellate courts around the country. Raupp has represented businesses and educational institutions in a wide variety of issues on appeal, including the First Amendment, Title IX of the Higher Education Act, the Federal Arbitration Act, due process protections, as well as sovereign and qualified immunity. He has worked with both public and private institutions to achieve numerous successful resolutions.

"Michael's dedication to appellate litigation excellence, supported by client trust, has earned him this well-deserved recognition,” said Jeff Simon, Husch Blackwell’s Kansas City Office Managing Partner. “This award reaffirms our commitment to excellence in appellate litigation and fuels our drive for exceptional results."

The Dixon Award was created by The Missouri Bar Foundation to identify and acknowledge attorneys under the age of 40, who excel in advocacy skills as observed by appellate judges within the appellate district in the State of Missouri, the Supreme Court of Missouri, and/or the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Named after the late Judge Dixon, the recognition goes to three lawyers—one from each district of the Missouri Court of Appeals.


Jeffrey J. Simon

Office Managing Partner