N. Trey Pettlon, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Olathe, KS

Law Offices of Pettlon & Ginie
 | 111 South Kansas Avenue, Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: 913-393-2100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Attorney Profile

N. Trey Pettlon, III, is a co-founder of the Law Offices of Pettlon & Ginie, located in Olathe, Kansas. Providing representation to clients throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area as well as in Kansas City, Missouri, he divides his practice between criminal defense and plaintiff's personal injury litigation.

Mr. Pettlon's criminal defense clients have included professional athletes, lawyers, doctors and nurses, law enforcement personnel and high profile defendants. He has won "not guilty" verdicts in numerous jury trials including cases with clients charged with attempted murder, felony theft, aggravated battery, sexual battery, domestic battery, rape, sodomy, felony DUI, DUI, and Criminal Damage to Property. Mr. Pettlon has also significant jury verdicts for clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases and obtained numerous settlements, representing people who have been harmed or killed by the negligence of others. These matters have involved medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents and workplace gas explosions. In 1997 Mr. Pettlon obtained the largest jury verdict in Clay County, Missouri for the year and in 2004, he obtained one of the largest jury verdicts for the state of Missouri for the year.

A native of Missouri, Mr. Pettlon attended the University of Missouri as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1988. He then enrolled at Washburn University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1991. While in law school, he served an internship with the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office. After spending three years as an assistant district attorney with the Johnson County District Attorney's Office in Olathe, Mr. Pettlon entered private practice. He is admitted to practice in Kansas and Missouri as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the Supreme Court of the United States. A fellow of the Johnson County Bar Foundation, Mr. Pettlon is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 
Practice Areas

Personal Injury - General (40%)
Criminal Defense (40%)
Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)

Personal Injury - General (40%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Criminal Defense (40%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006, 2009 - 2017

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About Trey Pettlon, III

Admitted: 1992, Kansas

Professional Webpage: http://www.treypettlon.com/docs/personal-injury-lawyers-crim...

Honors and Awards:

  • Nation's Top One Percent - The National Association of Distinguished Counsel selects attorneys for membership and only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership., 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent - The National Association of Distinguished Counsel selects attorneys for membership and only the top one percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership., Nation's Top One Percent, 2016
  • The President's Award, Johnson County Bar Association, 2009

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Supreme Court, 2015
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Sustaining Member
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • United States District Courts for Kansas
  • United States District Courts for Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Missouri
  • Clay County Bar Association, Clay County, Missouri

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Johnson County Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Midwest Innocence Project, Board of Directors, 2011

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Appellate Briefs, Missouri Court of Appeals
  • Appellate Briefs, Kansas Court of Appeals
  • Appellate Briefs, Kansas Supreme Court
  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, Ethics for Attorneys, Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Schmitt v. Midwest Division RPC, $965,000 jury verdict, Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court
  • Schoettger v. Petet, et al., $500,000 jury verdict, Clay County, Missouri Circuit Court
  • S.G. v. Kentucky Fried Chicken, Personal Injury Negligence Claim, $500,000 settlement
  • T.A. v. Missouri Gas & Energy, Gas Explosion case, confidential settlement, U.S. District Court - Western District of Missouri
Office Location for N. Trey Pettlon, III

111 South Kansas Avenue
Olathe, KS 66061

Phone: 913-393-2100

 

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Last Updated: 9/23/2017

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