Michael Thomas Kunjoo
Attorney at Law
Michael is a first-generation American of Indian descent. His father is of Indian descent but was born in Malaysia, and his mother was born in India. They met in college and immigrated to the United States in pursuit of professional opportunities and building a family. Michael, along with his sister Michele and brother Daniel, was born and raised in the D.C. suburb of Rockville, Maryland. Michael ultimately elected to venture southwest to Kentucky in 2002 to attend the University of Kentucky, where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He subsequently attended the University of Kentucky College of Law. His love for Lexington grew and he elected to take the Kentucky bar in 2011 and become a permanent Kentuckian.
Michael began seeing Whitney in 2011 when they were hired at the same firm during their last year of law school. They got married a Keeneland in 2016, and welcomed their first child, Luke Thomas, in 2020. They were ready to add another child, but the universe had different plans and they welcomed twins, Dylan Taylor and Theodore Sawyer in 2022. Michael enjoys spending his free time with family and friends. He is an avid fan of the University of Kentucky and still supports his hometown teams, which are the Washington Football Team, Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, and Baltimore Orioles. His love for Kentucky extends to horse racing and bourbon, and his favorite places to take out-of-town guests include Keeneland and the bourbon trail.
Michael’s legal career has focused on insurance law, and he specializes in workers’ compensation. His practice began in defense work, but he ultimately decided to switch sides and represent claimants. His history in defense work makes him especially competent and effective as a Plaintiff’s attorney because he knows exactly how his opponents think. Michael’s immense success in the legal field has led to annual recognition by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers.
In addition to practicing law, Michael loves to spend time volunteering and supporting causes that are meaningful to him. He currently serves as the President of DiverCity Lexington. DiverCity Lexington is a non-profit organization that arranges the DiverCity Festival, which is an event that seeks to educate, embrace, and celebrate the multitude of cultures within its community through food, art, song, and dance. As a first-generation American, Michael appreciates the importance of celebrating and learning about different cultures. Michael was also selected as a member of the 2019 Leadership Lexington class, and currently serves on its Alumni Board and Steering Committee. He is also a Board Member of the Lexington Children's Theater.
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