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Michael C. McIntosh

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Independence, MO

Schaffer, McIntosh & Effertz
14701 East 42nd Street
Independence, MO 64055
Phone: 816-373-5590
Fax: 816-373-2112
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2022
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1979
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

Concentrating his practice on criminal defense matters, Michael C. McIntosh is an attorney at Schaffer, McIntosh & Effertz P.C. From the firm's offices in Independence, Missouri, he provides representation to clients throughout the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Mr. McIntosh has been admitted to practice before all Missouri state courts since 1979.

Mr. McIntosh represents clients who have been accused by the state with the commission of misdemeanor or felony offenses. A significant portion of his cases in this regard have involved driving under the influence of alcohol, but he has broad experience in defending against other charges as well. Mr. McIntosh has been able to obtain positive results through dismissals, acquittals and the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. His successful track record has earned him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America. Mr. McIntosh is a member of several other professional groups, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Felony, Murder, Sex Offenses, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2008 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Michael C. McIntosh

First Admitted: 1979, Missouri


  • 1993-Present, The Best Lawyers in America
  • Past President, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers- Missouri Chapter

Bar/Professional Activity

  • 1993-Present, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • National Colleges for DUI Defense
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)
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Office Location for Michael C. McIntosh

14701 East 42nd Street
Independence, MO 64055

Phone: 816-373-5590

Fax: 816-373-2112

Last Updated: 7/30/2022

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