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Joseph Francis O'Hara

DUI and DWI Attorney at Independence, MO

4.9   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 28 years
    California - CA 36 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 38 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1996
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Resigned No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1985
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

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Deluccie & O'Hara Law Offices, L.L.C.
411 West Maple Ave., Suite C
P.O. Box 435
Independence, MO, 64050-3713

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Posted by Ben | June 29, 2021
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Amazingly Honest
This attorney (man) has been more than honest with me and my loved ones. He will do his due diligence, he will work hard for you if you are honest as well. Great Attorney
Posted by Eddie | September 6, 2017
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The best and most amazing Lawyer
Joe has been an amazing lawyer for my legal needs. I have been working my way thru a divorce and family issues. Sent the first time I talked with Joe I felt that he understood my needs even better than I did. The advice that he has given to me as been every timely and fact based. He also been up front with what he has told me what I need to be told and not what I wanted to hear. I have been to 7 lawyers when I was reviewing them to find the right one. Trust me when I say I have met some other lawyers who told me you have the greatest case ever and I that I could not have a lose. However, facts are facts and Joe gave me them and the legal system is the legal system. I have found that sometimes facts don’t count the way you think they should and that legal system does not always work the way you think it should. When I knew what to ask other lawyers as I looked to find the right one they agreed with his information. He has been my compass and gave me his best effort and it showed in all the work he undertook for me.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2017
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Best lawyer in Independence (except for his wife)
Extremely professional and easy to work with. Handles all questions, issues or problems that might arise during the case.
Posted by Jesse | August 10, 2017
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My Lawyer
I was in a court room where I witnessed Joe O'Hara winning a case I was very impressed with his ability to present his argument during the trial. Hence he became my lawyer. He has helped me with many legal things one was an accident that I was in where the insurance company was not going to give me a fair amount for the accident. Joe did a fantastic job the case never had to go to court and yet I received far more than I expected after Joe's fair charge for his services. Every thing I have needed Joe for has been 100% successful. I have sent many people to Joe who all have had wonderful success due to Joe's expertise. I will continue recommending Joe and his services to all who need an excellent lawyer.
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Posted by Michael | August 3, 2017
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He is the guy to get things done!
I contacted Mr. O'Hara for advice with a legal matter regarding a dispute with a neighbor. He took the time to listen to my overall concern, and then ask me specific questions to narrow down and isolate what the issue really was and if it warranted my hiring him to assist. At the end of the discussion he advised me what he believes the reality would be, he documented the conversation and addressed a letter to contact the person I had an issue with. In this case, he put an end to my issue and avoided excessive cost or going to court. His fee was minimal and I believe that many large law firm's would have charged me much more just to have a conversation let alone write the letter.
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Posted by abby | July 27, 2017
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Joseph Francis O'hara
Mr O'hara fixed a messy traffic problem as well as my son's MIP.He was professional, thoughtful and above all an amazing strategist and problem solver. I observed as we were leaving court the huge amount of respect Mr O'hara's colleagues have for him. He is clearly a person who is well liked and highly admired.
Posted by Jack | April 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. O'hara Review
Attorney O'Hara has represented me numerous times over the past years. I first hired him in a dispute with Blue Cross where they cancelled my insurance by mistake, causing me to be responsible for bills where I should have been covered. Mr O'Hara quickly got me reinstated and the bills covered where I could not have. Mr. O'Hara also represented me in a legal partnership dispute which resulted in my business saving many thousands of dollars. The dispute was settled by Mr. O'Hara in a very creative way which resulted in my side winning and saving many thousands of dollars. There have been numerous other instances over the years where I have consulted with Mr. O'Hara and he has always prevailed. I have never met an attorney that has the depth of legal knowledge, procedure and experience as does Mr. O'Hara. And in addition to all those important basics, Mr. O'Hara also possesses one of the qualities I value most in any business or personal associate; and that is integrity. If Mr. O'Hara tells you something, you can take it to the bank. Guaranteed! He is honest, moral, just, and kind. There have been times he told me things I did't want to hear, or that my side was in the wrong. Though I didn't want to hear it I knew I was getting the best advise available on how to proceed. Which points out one of the most important factors necessary for the best possible relationship between a lawyer and! I have trusted Mr. O'Hara with the most delicate of life's issues and have always received the best legal and personal advise I could hope for. I could not offer a higher recommendation nor endorsement for anyone!
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Posted by Sarah | August 3, 2017
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Good, fair and honest
Mr. O'Hara was easily contacted, returning my call nearly immediately. He explained the process clearly and quickly, and all costs involved. He then took care of the issue and allowed me to go on my way!
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • DeLuccie & O'Hara Law Offices, LLC
  • 1984 - Present


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Scranton
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1981


  • Missouri State Bar
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

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Independence DUI and DWI Lawyer Joseph Francis O'Hara
Joseph Francis O'Hara
DUI and DWI Attorney
Independence, MO
Licensed for 38 years
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