Tyler P. Garretson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Olathe, KS

Garretson & Toth, LLC
 | 105 East Park Street, Olathe, KS 66061
Phone: 913-562-1334
Fax: 913-948-6681
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Attorney Tyler P. Garretson is a partner with the Garretson & Toth, LLC, law firm in Olathe, Kansas. Serving clients throughout Johnson County and all across the state, Mr. Garretson focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense, and he has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of the rights and liberties of the accused in state and federal courts throughout the region.

A former assistant district attorney with the Johnson County district attorney's office, Mr. Garretson has invaluable insight into the state's criminal justice system from both sides, enabling him to better anticipate the prosecution's tactics in order to devise more effective defense strategies. In all cases, he always keeps his clients' best interests at heart, whether fighting on their behalves in court or negotiating plea deals to help his clients obtain the most favorable outcomes possible for their situations.

A 1992 graduate of The University of Kansas, Mr. Garretson obtained his Juris Doctor from The University of Kansas School of Law in 1995. The Kansas Bar Association admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

Highly active in his legal community, Mr. Garretson once served as president for the criminal law section of the Kansas Bar Association as well as president for the Drug and Alcohol Council of Johnson County. He has also served as vice president and president of the Johnson County Bar Foundation, and he has maintained active involvement with the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers since its inception.

Mr. Garretson is a member of the Johnson County Bar Association and the American Society of Legal Advocates, which voted him among the country's Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in 2015. Recognized for his impeccable professionalism, he also holds a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer review rating.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Criminal Law


Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009

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About Tyler Garretson

Admitted: 1995, Kansas

Professional Webpage: https://www.gwtfirm.com/attorneys/tyler-p-garretson/


  • Super Lawyers, Top Young Attorneys

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Kansas Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, President, 2011-2012
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates, Member
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member
  • Johnson County Bar Association, Member
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL), Member, since Inception-Present
  • United States District Court Western District of Missouri
  • United States District Court of Kansas
  • State of Colorado
  • State of Kansas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Kansas Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, Governor Appointee
  • Drug and Alcohol Council of Johnson County, President, app. 2000-2002
  • Johnson County Bar Foundation, Vice President, 2003-2004
  • Johnson County Bar Foundation, President, 2004-2005

Educational Background:

  • University of Kansas, B.S., Major: Business Administration, 1992
  • University of Kansas, B.A., Major: Business Communications, 1992
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Office Location for Tyler P. Garretson

105 East Park Street
Olathe, KS 66061

Phone: 913-562-1334

Fax: 913-948-6681

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Last Updated: 6/30/2019

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