Michael C. Kuehner


Legal Assistant


  • College: University of Iowa
  • Law School: University of Iowa, with distinction, Deans Award for Academic Excellence


  • States: Iowa
  • Federal Courts: Northern District of Iowa, Southern District of Iowa

Adam Zenor served as counsel for a criminal defendant, after a federal grand jury returned an Indictment for felon in possession of a firearm.  Michael Kuehner also appeared on behalf of the defendant. Trial commenced on Monday, January 23, 2018.  The jury heard testimony for two days and received the case near close of business […]

Michael Kuehner is a partner in the firm’s litigation division. His practice includes general litigation matters with an emphasis on commercial litigation, personal injury, white collar criminal cases and property loss claims. Prior to joining Grefe and Sidney, Michael worked in legislative policy and appropriations in the United States Senate. Michael also clerked in the Iowa Attorney General’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Iowa.

In addition to adversarial litigation, Michael also advocates for clients in a number of areas outside of the courtroom. He has represented parties in front of administrative agencies, during civil and criminal investigations, and advised political candidates at the state and federal level.

Michael is a member of the American Bar Association, the Iowa Bar Association, the Polk County Bar Association, the Polk County Volunteer Lawyers Project, the Iowa Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the Black Stone Inn of Court.

In Des Moines, Michael stays involved in the community as a member of the Knights of Columbus and a volunteer for the Everybody Wins Reading Mentorship Program.