Denise Kirby

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Kansas City, MO

The Law Offices of Denise Kirby
 | 2300 Main St., Ste. 900
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-221-3691
Fax: 816-448-3840
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Denise Kirby is the founder and owner of The Law Office of Denise Kirby in Kansas City, Missouri. A top-rated trial lawyer with more than 25 years of legal experience, Ms. Kirby devotes her practice exclusively to criminal and DUI defense. She has achieved notable success advocating for the rights and liberties of clients across both Missouri and Kansas.

No matter how serious the charges facing her clients, Ms. Kirby has established a reputation for always delivering a personalized approach to each client she serves in order to provide the best possible chance at fighting the charges faced and mitigating the potential consequences of them.

Regarded as one of the region's leading attorneys for DUI defense, Ms. Kirby holds her certification in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests. She currently serves as president for the Missouri DWI Defense Institute and the Missouri Society for Criminal Justice. In addition, Mr. Kirby also serves as co-chair of the Bernie Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar, which is an intensive training seminar for attorneys across the state. Furthermore, she serves on the DWI Committee and the Board of Directors of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Recognized for her success, Ms. Kirby has earned recognition from the National Association for DUI Defense as being among the Top 100 DWI Attorneys in the country, and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel voted her among the nation's Top 1%. She has also earned recognition as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer from The National Trial Lawyers as well as a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer from the American Society of Legal Advocates.

Moreover, the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys named her as one of the "10 Best for Client Satisfaction" in Missouri, and she has received many positive testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients.

A 1990 honors graduate of Missouri State University, Ms. Kirby obtained her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994. She has several publications to her credit, and she has conducted numerous lectures and seminars across her region on a variety of topics involving DWI defense, defending drug cases, criminal code revision, and other subjects.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (90%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense (10%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Overdrawn Bank Account, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Denise Kirby

Admitted: 1994, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://www.denisekirbylaw.com/index.php/about/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 1% – The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Award received for Chairing the most successful DWI seminar in the history of MACDL and the Missouri Bar Association., President's Award, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
  • Top One Percent, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Top 100 DWI Attorneys, The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • "10 Best" Criminal Lawyers in MO based on Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2014

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • NHTSA Certified to Administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Missouri Society for Criminal Justice, President, 2016
  • Missouri Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2017
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DWI Committee, 2017
  • Founding Member - Missouri DWI Defense Institute, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Chair of the largest DWI seminar in the state., Co-Chair, Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar, 2019
  • DWI Law & Science   2012/2015
  • Bernie Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar  – I am honored to be the Co-Chair of the Bernie Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar, which is the largest DWI training seminar for attorneys in the state, with over 300 DWI attorneys attending each summer.
  • The 2017 Criminal Code Revision – The Missouri DWI Defense Institute – Program Chair
  • How to win Administrative DWI hearings using the documents, regulations, statutes, and case law., Speaker, How to win an Administrative Hearing Without Calling Witnesses, Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar, 2019
  • Municipal Court Update - Defense Forum, Presenter, Criminal Defense in Municipal Court, KCMBA, 2010
  • Co-Chair of the largest DWI seminar in the state., Co-Chair, Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar, 2018
  • Lectured on winning administrative DWI hearings by using information in the records or information that is missing., Speaker, Using Just the Records to Win an Administrative Hearing, Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar, 2017
  • Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar, Presenter, Defending Against the Use of Prior Convictions for Sentencing Enhancement, Missouri Bar / MACDL, 2015
  • Defending Drug Cases in State Court, Part II, Presenter, Issues in Choosing a Jury - Voir Dire; Cross Examination, Missouri Bar Association, 2015
  • Defending Drug Cases in State Court, Part I, Presenter, Motions to Suppress in State Court Drug Cases, Missouri Bar Association, 2015
  • Missouri DWI - What You Need to Know to Protect Your Client, Presenter, Challenging Prior Convictions in Criminal DWI Cases, Missouri Bar Association, 2014
  • Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar, Moderator, Missouri Bar / MACDL, 2014
  • Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar, Presenter, Challenging Prior Convictions in Criminal DWI Cases, Missouri Bar / MACDL, 2012
  • What You Need to Know - Changes in KC Municipal Court, Presenter / Moderator, What You Need to Know - Kansas City Municipal Court, KCMBA, 2011
  • Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar, Moderator, 2016
  • Bernard Edelman Law & Science Seminar, Seminar Co-Chair, 2017
  • What You Need to Know:  The 2017 Criminal Code Revision, Chair & Moderator, Missouri DWI Defense Institute, 2016

Educational Background:

  • Missouri State University – B.S. with honors, 1990

Industry Groups

  • Commercial Drivers Licenses
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Pilots
  • Professional Licenses
  • Teachers
Office Location for Denise Kirby

2300 Main St.
Ste. 900
Kansas City, MO 64108

Phone: 816-221-3691

Fax: 816-448-3840

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Last Updated: 8/2/2019

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