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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


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



Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (always), Free consultation (15 minutes)

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  • Joshua Evan Dale

    John is an exceptional lawyer. I would trust him with my own legal needs.


    Joshua Dale Probate Attorney
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  • David Samuel Hinken

    John is an excellent attorney and a wealth of DWI and Traffic knowledge.


    David Hinken Consumer protection Attorney
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Contact info

Burnett Law Offices LLC

201 North Spring St
Independence, MO, 64050


MOGood Standing, Active197801/08/2013
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 City, MO)N/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Missouri State Bar AssociationLegislative Update2010
Missouri State Bar AssociationMissouri Bar Legislative Update2009