I've lived in the Kansas City area most of my life, and I have practiced law in Kansas City since I graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994.
I believe that it is impossible for an attorney to keep up with the changes in the law in many different areas. That is why I limit my practice to DUI/DWI and criminal defense. The law changes frequently in these areas, usually several times a year.
When something is wrong with my car, I have no idea whether I can tust the mechanic. I imagine it feels that way to clients looking to hire a lawyer. When interviewing an attorney, ask many questions about his or her experience with your type of situation. Ask what they do to better themselves and keep up with the law. What courses have they attended recently? Do they speak at legal seminars to teach other lawyers? Don't be afraid to ask these questions. You're hiring someone you will be trusting with your future.
Licensed since 1994
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One of the best and brightest in the state, Ms. Kirby is well-versed in DUI and criminal defense law. She thoroughly researches every potential issue in each case, offering her clients uniquely tailored, well-crafted defenses. I highly recommend this attorney.
Gina Simone DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2013||05/31/2015|
|MO||Good Standing, Active||1994||01/08/2013|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top One Percent||The National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|"10 Best" Criminal Lawyers in MO based on Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2014|
|NHTSA Certified to Administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 DWI Attorneys||The National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2014|
|Attorney||The Law Offices of Denise Kirby||1996 - Present|
|Associate||Shook Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City, Mo/Overland Park, Ks||1994 - 1996|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Board of Directors||2015 - 2016|
|Missouri Society for Criminal Justice||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||DWI Committee||1995 - Present|
|Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association||N/A||1994 - 2013|
|DWI LAW AND SCIENCE||Challenging Prior Convictions in the Criminal Case||2012|
|Georgetown University Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1994|
|Missouri State University||Communications||BS - Bachelor of Science||1990|
|Missouri DWI - What You Need to Know to Protect Your Client||Challenging Prior Convictions in Criminal DWI Cases||2014|
|DWI Law and Science Seminar||Program Moderator||2014|
|DWI Law and Science Seminar||Challenging Prior Convictions in Criminal DWI Cases||2012|
|What You Need to Know - Kansas City Municipal Court||Kansas City Municipal Court||2011|
|Municipal Court Update - Defense Forum||Criminal Defense in Municipal Court||2010|