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John Patrick Burnett

John Patrick Burnett

also known as John Burnett, State Rep. John Burnett

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Criminal Defense

About Me

I have been practicing law since 1978. From 2002 to 2010 I also served in the Missouri House of Representatives. I helped write the DWI laws that are now in effect in Missouri. I was recognized and given an award by the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys for my work on behalf of injury victims during the "tort reform" debates in 2005.  I have represented hundreds of injury victims and thousands of drivers in traffic courts. I now practice in a 6 lawyer firm in Blue Springs Missouri - Burnett Evans Banks LLC.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1978

  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    37 years, 999 cases
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 35%
    37 years, 10 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    37 years, 999 cases



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Howard Clifford Hoyt

    I have know John for thirty years or so. He knows his way around the courtroom. He knows prosecutors as well. He knows how to practice law.


    Howard Hoyt DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paemon Aramjoo

    I had the pleasure of meeting John while handling a municipal court matter. He took the time to help answer questions and ensure that there was no confusion. I can only imagine that he would do the same for all his clients.


    Paemon Aramjoo Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Burnett Law Offices LLC

201 North Spring St
Independence, MO, 64050



MOGood Standing, Active197801/08/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Champion of JusticeMissouri Association of Trial Attorneys2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
State RepresentativeMissouri House of Representatives2002 - 2011


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember1980 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1978 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Carol Mann v NFISix figure settlement during appeal

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Publication NameTitleDate
Journal of the Missouri HouseHouse Bill No. 437 MIssouri House of Representatives2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
Penn Valley Community CollegeN/AN/AN/A
University of Missouri, Kansas CityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Missouri State Bar AssociationLegislative Update2010
Missouri State Bar AssociationMissouri Bar Legislative Update2009