I've lived in the Kansas City area most of my life, and I have practiced law in Kansas City since I graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994.
I am the President of the Missouri DWI Defense Institute and the Missouri Society for Criminal Justice. I'm the Co-Chair of the Missouri DWI Institute Summer Series, a DWI training seminar that teaches attorneys how to better defend DWI cases. My peers have selected me as one of very few "Super Lawyers" in the area of DUI/DWI Defense in the states of Missouri and Kansas. I am the former Co-Chair of The Bernard Edelman DWI Law and Science Seminar and have served on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and as a member of the MACDL DWI Committee.
When something is wrong with my car, I have no idea whether I can tust the mechanic. I imagine it feels that way to clients looking to hire a lawyer. When interviewing an attorney, ask many questions about his or her experience with your type of situation. Ask what they do to better themselves and keep up with the law and science of DWI. What courses have they attended recently? Are they asked to speak at legal seminars to teach other lawyers DWI defense? Do they try cases? Importantly, DO THEY WIN? Don't be afraid to ask these questions. You're hiring someone you will be trusting with your future.