David S. Bell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C.
 | 1200 Main St, Suite 2110
Kansas City, MO 64105
Phone: 816-412-0007
Fax: 816-221-3280
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    An attorney at Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C., David S. Bell focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense matters at both the state and federal levels. Located in the firm’s office in Kansas City, Missouri, he represents clients throughout the greater metropolitan area, including parts of Kansas. Mr. Bell has been admitted to practice before all Missouri state courts since 1997 and before all Kansas state courts since the following year. He is a graduate of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in economics and received a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude in 1994.

    Mr. Bell’s client base is made up of people who have been accused by the state or federal government with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that he has worked on since joining the firm in July 2007 have included sex crimes, driving under the influence of alcohol, domestic violence, fraud and other white-collar allegations, and drug possession and distribution. Mr. Bell has been able to get many of these charges dismissed, and he has also obtained numerous acquittals. In some cases, he has negotiated favorable plea bargains with the prosecution. His successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned him a 10.0 “Superb” peer-review rating through Avvo, among other awards and honors.

    After graduating from The Wharton School, Mr. Bell pursued his legal education at New York University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1997. He also holds a Master of Laws in taxation from the same institution. Mr. Bell worked as a tax and estate planning attorney before making a career change and joining the Missouri State Public Defender System in Jackson County, where he tried hundreds of cases before entering private practice.

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    • 50%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    Focus Areas

    Criminal Fraud, Expungement, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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    About David Bell

    Admitted: 1997, Missouri

    Professional Webpage: https://whmlawdb.com/about/

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Bar Admission, Kansas, 1998
    • Bar Admission, Missouri, 1997

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Named as one of the 16 “Up & Coming Lawyers” by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2006
    • Selected to Super Lawyers as one of the top-rated attorneys in the nation, 2019
    • The Charles M. Shaw Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, March 1, 2007 – Present

    Educational Background:

    • University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School), Philadelphia, PA, B.S. in Economics, Honors: Magna Cum Laude, May 1994
    • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, LL.M. in Taxation, December 1997

    Industry Groups

    • We work primarily with professionals and their families.
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    Office Location for David S. Bell

    1200 Main St
    Suite 2110
    Kansas City, MO 64105

    Phone: 816-412-0007

    Fax: 816-221-3280

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    Last Updated: 6/26/2020

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