J. Denise Carter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Lee's Summit, MO

Carter & Putnam, LLC
 | 211 NW Executive Way, Suite G
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
Phone: 816-246-8881
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

A partner at Carter & Putnam, J. Denise Carter is an experienced litigator dedicated to representing clients in personal injury and criminal law issues. She serves people in Overland Park, Harrisonville, Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Odessa, Grain Valley, Holden and Warrensburg, Missouri.

Having spent her entire career defending people against criminal charges or advocating for victims of negligence, Ms. Carter has handled a number of high-profile issues. Her caseload includes traffic offenses, felonies, misdemeanors, DWI and DUIs. In her personal injury practice, Ms. Carter has success returning compensation for clients who have suffered a slip-and-fall, wrongful death incident, elder abuse, severe burns, electric shock, medical malpractice, drunk driving, car accident or a brain injury.

A former public defender, Ms. Carter has spent extensive time in the courtroom. In fact, she has represented clients across the globe, having lived in London, England, and defended soldiers in Iraq against criminal charges.

For her accomplishments, Ms. Carter has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100; she earned the Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar award; she has an Avvo “Superb” rating; she holds a Lead Counsel Verification; and the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC, named her as a Superior DUI Attorney. Additionally, she is certified in administering the standardized field sobriety tests from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Ms. Carter was awarded the ACS-Forensic Lawyer Scientist designation after the completion of rigorous training and testing. Ms. Carter is the first and only lawyer in the State of Missouri that has obtained this designation and one of less than 100 nationwide.

Ms. Carter is a member of The Missouri Bar, the Cass County, Missouri Bar Association, the Eastern Jackson County Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association and the Law Society. She earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1992.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense (30%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Personal Injury - General (20%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2018

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About Denise Carter

Admitted: 1992, Missouri

Professional Webpage: http://carterputnam.com/about-us/j-denise-carter/

Honors and Awards:

  • Ms. Carter was awarded the ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist designation by the American Chemistry Society recognizing her training and sucessful completion of the exams required. Ms. Carter is the first and only ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist in the State of Missouri and one of less than 100 nationwide., ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist , American Chemistry Society, 2017
  • J. Denise Carter was selected as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  •  J. Denise Carter was selected as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers., Top 100 Trial Lawyers , National Trial Lawyers, 2016, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • J. Denise Carter was selected as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers., Top 100 Trial Lawyers , National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • J. Denise Carter was selected as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • J. Denise Carter was recognized as "Best of the Bar" by the Kansas City Business Journal., Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal, 2014
  •  J. Denise Carter was selected as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers., Top 100 Trial Lawyers , National Trial Lawyers, 2016, 100 Top Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers
  • J. Denise Carter was granted Criminal Litigation Accreditation and was authorised as a Duty Solicitor., Criminal Litigation Accreditation, Law Society of England & Wales
  • J. Denise Carter was awarded "Higher Rights of Audience-for Criminal Proceedings.", Higher Rights of Audience, Criminal Proceedings, Law Society of England & Wales

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Ms. Carter completed DUID training and blood testing analysis by way of Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectometry., 2017
  • Ms. Carter has completed Forensic Drug Analysis training is both learning and testing solid drugs using Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry, FTIR and presumptive testing techniques., 2017
  • Ms. Carter has completed Forensic Chromatography Theory and Practice Coursework involving hands on training in blood alcohol testing., 2017
  • Certified in the administration of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State of Kansas, 2012
  • State of Missouri, 1992
  • Solicitor, Law Society of England & Wales

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Ms. J. Denise Carter was the featured speaker for the DWI update, University of Missouri Kansas City, 2018
  • Ms. J. Denise Carter was the featured speaker for the law on Traffic Stops., Speaker, Traffic Stops, University of Missouri Kansas City, 2018
  •  Ms. J. Denise Carter was the featured speaker for the English Criminal Practice for the 2017 Oxford Summer School on the British Legal System and Profession at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, UK., Speaker, English Criminal Practice., Speaker, 2017
  •  Ms. J. Denise Carter was the featured speaker for the Bernie Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar on Ethics at Home and Abroad., Featured Speaker, DWI Law & Science, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense, 2017
  • Ms. J. Denise Carter was the featured speaker for the English Criminal Practice for the 2016 Oxford Summer School on the British Legal System and Profession at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, UK., Speaker, English Criminal Practice, 2016
  • Ms. J. Denise Carter was a featured speaker and presented on the trial of indictible only offences to a group of lawyers, judges, and prosecutors at St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford, UK., Featured Speaker, Trial of the Indictible Offense, 2015, Trial of the Indictible Offense, UMKC School of Law, 2015

Industry Groups

  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Law Society Of England & Wales
  • Missouri Bar
Office Location for J. Denise Carter

211 NW Executive Way
Suite G
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Phone: 816-246-8881

 

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Last Updated: 6/22/2018

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