Joshuah Peter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Solomon & Peter, LLP
 | 140 Walnut St, Suite 10
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-800-9529
Fax: 816-800-9520
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • State, Local & Municipal (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Attorney Profile

Partner at Solomon & Peter LLP, Joshuah Peter handles all levels of criminal defense, everything from DWI and traffic to the most serious state and federal charges for clients in the Kansas City, Missouri metro area. Mr. Peter has an Avvo “Superb” rating and has received several Clients’ Choice Awards from the organization. The Kansas City Business Journal named him Best of the Bar in 2016, and he is a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College, where he attended the Trial Practice Institute and earned his certificate.

Mr. Peter handles matters of traffic citations, misdemeanors and felony criminal defense in both municipal, state, and federal court. A former intern and Missouri State Public Defender for the Kansas City Trial Office, he was also a Trial Team Leader during his 10 years with the office. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Missouri and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.

With a major in criminal justice, Mr. Peter received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Missouri in 2002 with a major in criminal justice. He then attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2005, where he focused on criminal defense and was on the Dean’s List. An experienced and engaging lecturer, he has presented to committees within The Missouri Bar, the Kansas City Metroplitan Bar Association, and to the Missouri State Public Defender System.

Mr. Peter has been a counsel member of The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers’ Section and a board member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, takes on conflict cases for Public Defender Trial Office in Kansas City, MO, and takes on cases for our Military Veterans through the Volunteer Attorney Project of Legal Aid of Western Missouri and the Miltary Matters program of KCMBA.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 10%State, Local & Municipal
  • 10%General Litigation
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, State, Local & Municipal Litigation, Litigation, Restraining Order, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, DUI/DWI


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Rising Stars: 2019

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About Joshuah Peter

Admitted: 2005, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Kansas City Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2016
  • Graduate of the National Criminal Defense College
  • Certificate from the Trial Practice Institute, Nation Criminal Defense College, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Young Lawyers Section of the Missouri Bar, Counsel Member
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Board Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Missouri, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2005

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Military Matters by KCMBA, 2019
  • Volunteer, Public Defender Trial office in Kansas City, Missouri

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Defending Client in Municipal Court & Misdemeanants, Missouri Bar, Solo & Small Firm Committee, 2017
  • Trial Skills Workshop, Missouri State Public Defender System, 2014
  • At the Starting Line: The New Lawyer Experience - Criminal Defense, The Missouri Bar, 2016
  • Coffee and Core Concepts - Handling a Municipal Traffic Case, The Missouri Bar, 2016

Educational Background:

  • University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri, B.S., Major: Criminal Justice and Political Science, 2002
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Office Location for Joshuah Peter

140 Walnut St
Suite 10
Kansas City, MO 64106

Phone: 816-800-9529

Fax: 816-800-9520

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Last Updated: 9/23/2019

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