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Tracy Spradlin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Kansas City, MO

Spradlin Kennedy Law Firm
3770 Broadway Blvd, Suite 111
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone: 816-340-6736
Fax: 816-817-4299
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2022
Licensed in Missouri Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

A criminal defense attorney representing clients in Kansas City, Missouri, Tracy Spradlin is a partner at the Spradlin Kennedy Law Firm. Known as one of the most promising young attorneys in the region, she handles cases of assault, check fraud, trespassing, property crimes, drug possession, driving while intoxicated, domestic violence and traffic violations. She is passionate about protecting the rights of the accused. In 2017, she received Missouri Lawyers Weekly's distinguished "Up and Coming" award.

Along with clients in Kansas City, Ms. Spradlin also represents those in Lee’s Summit, Independence and Jackson County, and clients in both Kansas and western Missouri. One of the most requested guest speakers in Kansas City, she was given the President’s Award from the Young Lawyers Section of The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

Ms. Spradlin also works to help clients who have been convicted of certain crimes to expunge their records so they can have a fresh start and a successful future. A graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia, she graduated in 2008 with honors as a Journalism major and a minor in English. She then earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law in 2013, and is admitted to practice in Missouri, Kansas, the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, and the United States District Court of Kansas.

She is on the board of directors for the Association for Women Lawyers, and on the board of directors for the KCMBA Young Lawyers Section. She served for several years as chair of the Municipal Court Committee. She is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association and the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. A graduate of both the Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy and the Missouri Bar Leadership Academy, Ms. Spradlin gives back to her community through her involvement with the Young Professionals Board of Legal Aid of Western Missouri, and as a volunteer attorney for Legal Aid's "Warrant Relief Project." In 2017, she was recognized by the KC Counselor as a "Pro-Bono Champion." 

With a passion for animal advocacy, Ms. Spradlin also serves as legal counsel for Going To The Dogs, LLC, a non-profit aimed at providing bullet and stab-proof vests for local police K9s. 

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall, Dram Shop Laws, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, DUI/DWI


8 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2022

About Tracy Spradlin

First Admitted: 2013, Missouri

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Association for Women Lawyers: 2015 Vice Chair of Charity Golf Committee
  • Going To The Dogs, LLC, Board of Directors, Legal Counsel
  • Association for Women Lawyers: STEP UP FOR WOMEN program
  • Young Professionals Board of Legal Aid of Western Missouri
  • KCMBA, Young Lawyers Section Public Service Committee Co-Chair, 2015 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney Project's Warrant Relief Project

Educational Background

  • University of Missouri – Columbia, B.J., Honors: Dean's List, Major: Journalism, Minor: English, 2008


  • Young Lawyers Section President's Award recipient, 2014 - Present
  • , JoEllen Flanagan Engelbart Pro Bono/Public Service Award, UMKC School of Law, 2022

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Editor, The Urban Lawyer
  • Missouri Bar Young Lawyers Section Newsletter, "An Update on Ryan Ferguson" – December 13, 2013
  • Jackson County Law Library CLE Speaker, "Step Into Your Legal Career" – November 2014
  • Women's Employment Network – Monthly guest speaker, 2015
  • KCMBA Young Lawyers Section – Gold E. Locks Mock Trial, Volunteer Gold E. Locks (defendant), April 2014, 2017
  • City of Kansas City, Missouri Prosecutor's Office Speaker
  • CLE: "Prosecutor's Ethical Considerations In Light of Criminal Case Law Updates", 2012
  • Presenter, "Courtroom Testimony" class for the Kansas City, Missouri Police Academy's training program, 2012
  • CLE Speaker, "Introduction to Handling Traffic Cases", Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Kansas, 2014
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Board, 2013 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Bar Leadership Academy, Graduate class of 2015
  • Missouri, 2013
  • Association for Women Lawyers, Board Member, 2015 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association, Member
  • Ross T. Roberts Trial Academy, Graduate class of 2014
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2015
  • Missouri Bar Association, Member
  • KCMBA, Bench Bar & Boardroom Logistics Committee, 2015 - Present
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Office Location for Tracy Spradlin

3770 Broadway Blvd
Suite 111
Kansas City, MO 64111

Phone: 816-340-6736

Fax: 816-817-4299

Last Updated: 6/15/2022

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