Tracy Spradlin

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Kansas City, Missouri

Spradlin Kennedy Law Firm
Tracy Spradlin
Spradlin Kennedy Law Firm

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Missouri since: 2013

Education: University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2023

Spradlin Kennedy Law Firm

3770 Broadway Blvd
Suite 111
Kansas City, MO 64111 Visit website


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

Criminal Defense, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 2013, Missouri

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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

Office location for Tracy Spradlin

3770 Broadway Blvd
Suite 111
Kansas City, MO 64111

Phone: 816-340-6736


9 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2023

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