Michael S. Holder, Injury Attorney, Columbia, MO


Michael Holder is a founder and partner with Holder Susan Slusher Law Firm in Columbia, Missouri. He has made mid-Missouri his home since moving from Kansas City, Missouri in 1983 to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia. Michael Holder is committed to the idea that aggressive representation of his clients in their individual injury cases results not only in the best outcomes for his clients but also benefits the surrounding communities with safer roads, schools, businesses and hospitals.

Currently, there is an abundance of advertising and unsolicited contact by regional and national law firms for mid-Missouri injury claims, which are then handled mostly online and by telephone, with little knowledge of the community’s courts system and legal landscape. Michael Holder believes in the value of personal representation. Every personal injury case handled by Holder Susan Slusher Law Firm is personally accepted, reviewed, negotiated and litigated by Michael Holder, who will communicate directly with you regarding all aspects of your case, from start to finish.

His practice focuses on representing personal injury clients in Missouri who have been injured as the result of an auto, motorcycle or truck accident, premises defect, inadequate premises security, defective product, medical malpractice, or other personal injury law matter, obtaining millions of dollars for his clients in settlements and verdicts.


Call or email for a free case consultation. Some of Michael Holder’s biggest cases have resulted from representing individuals who weren’t certain they even had a claim. The crash investigator had told them the crash was their fault, the doctor told them the outcome was unavoidable, or their injuries were caused by a criminal act. If you think you might have a legal claim, the consultation is free.

If your case is accepted, we don’t get paid unless you get paid. Michael Holder agrees to work on contingency fee agreements. With a contingency fee agreement there is no fee or reimbursement of case expenses unless there is a recovery obtained for you.


Car Crash - $2,000,000 - wrongful death verdict
Car Crash - $104,000.00 - Missouri Tort Victims Compensation Fund Recovery
Medical Malpractice – Confidential – aortic aneurysm dissection
Slip and Fall - $130,000 – fractured wrist
Civil Rights - $3,000,000 – abuse of minors at state mental health facility
Dog Bite - $1,000,000 – pit bull attack
Dermatology Negligence – Confidential – chin burns
Racetrack Crash - $1,200,000 – partial amputee
Premises Security – Confidential – wrongful death from Convenience Store stabbing
Civil Rights – Confidential – sexual assault by deputy
Dermatology Negligence – $30,000 – lower leg burns
Nursing Home Negligence – Confidential – wrongful death from fall
Premises Security – Confidential – wrongful death in nightclub parking lot shooting
Apartment Fire – Confidential – wrongful death
Nursing Home Negligence – Confidential – wrongful death from ulcers
Uninsured Motorist - $200,000 – multiple fractures
Premises Security – Confidential – internal injuries from shooting in the Casino parking lot
Car Crash - $350,000.00 – compression fractures
Medical Malpractice – $750,000 – wrongful death
Workers Compensation – $325,000.00 – back injury
Workers Compensation – Permanent Total Disability Award – car crash
Workers Compensation - $65,000 – neck and shoulder injuries
Medical Malpractice - $350,000.00 – compartment syndrome
Life Insurance - $825,000.00 – for minor children instead of the second spouse
Car Crash - $208,000.00 – neck and back injuries
Car Crash - $100,000.00 – hip fracture
Trucking - $350,000 – back injuries
Workers Compensation - $75,000 – back injuries
Product Liability - $162,000 – YAZ settlement

Disclaimer: Please be advised that the results achieved in any given case depend upon the particular facts and circumstances of that case. Holder Susan Slusher Law Firm cannot guarantee a specific result in any legal matter. Any case result listed herein cannot and does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction of the outcome of any other legal matter.


I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Holder on numerous legal matters, and I have determined he has excellent legal skills, experience and zealously represents his clients.
- H. Cook

Well-respected in the legal community. I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.
- M.W.

First and last firm I call is Holder Susan Slusher. When I need representation or legal advice, the first and last firm I call is Holder Susan Slusher (HSS) in Columbia, Mo. The team is knowledgeable and courteous. They are lawyers who get results.
- E Reed
Columbia, MO

They took care of EVERYTHING. I had medical bills piling up, insurance adjusters calling me, and then my health insurance company was sending me forms to fill out about my crash. I needed help and I am especially thankful that I found HSS! I met with Mike and Melissa and handed off all of my paperwork and they took care of EVERYTHING. I am very happy with my result and highly recommend HSS trial lawyers.
- Robert B.
Sedalia, MO

Foot work provided by Mike Holder is First Class. The communication and foot work provided by Mike Holder is first class. He was determined to surpass my expectations and delivered. I have not one complaint and since closing on our matter has followed up on our wellbeing.
- Dmitri Doughty
Columbia, MO


  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • Motorcycle Crashes
  • Trucking Crashes
  • Bicycle Crashes
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Dog Bites
  • Animal Attacks
  • Premises Defect
  • Slip and Falls
  • Negligent or Inadequate Security
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Product Liability
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Civil Rights Claims
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Workers Compensation


When he is away from the office, Michael Holder can usually be found with his wife and son, enjoying the many activities offered in and around mid-Missouri, including trips to the Lake and attending games at the University of Missouri.


Michael Holder is a member of The Missouri Bar, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, The Boone County Bar Association, the American Association of Justice, and Top 100 Trial Lawyers.


Michael S. Holder received his undergraduate business administration and MBA degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia before enrolling and graduating from the University of Missouri Law School. He is licensed to practice in both state and federal courts.

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