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Howard Clifford Hoyt

DUI and DWI Attorney at Lee's Summit, MO

5.0   18 reviews

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About Howard

Learn Howard’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    30%
    I have worked on these cases from both sides. I was a prosecutor in Kansas City Municipal Court for six years and now represent people charged with these offenses.

    41 years

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    25%
    My very first client was on a Chapter Seven case more than thirty years ago. Since this time, I have filed hundreds of other cases, helping clients discharge their debts and starting over. I help people through the complicated paperwork and deal directly with clients. I do not hide behind a Para legal.

    41 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    25%
    As a former Assistant Prosecutor, I know most of the judges and current prosecutors in the area. This helps in representing my clients to achieve pleas that reduce or eliminate points against you drivers license.

    41 years

  4. Criminal defense
    20%
    Some cases get turned over to the state for prosecution. These are the more serious cases that have bigger effects on a person's life. You need an experienced attorney more than ever in the cases.

    41 years

I have been practicing law in Lee's Summit and Eastern Jackson County for thirty three years. I am a former Kansas City Assistant Prosecutor. I practice "people Law" and am willing to actually talk to clients in person or over the phone without going through a paralegal.

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Licensed for 39 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 01/01/2023

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

Contact Howard

Howard Hoyt
108 SE Eastridge
Lee's Summit, MO, 64063

Reviews

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Posted by Sherry Page | March 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Hoyt, will get traffic or bankruptcy done & the best!
Howard Hoyt has represented me on traffic offenses always with the outcome in my best favor. Mr. Hoyt goes above and beyond, very timely responses back to me. Genuinely replies HIMSELF versus a assistant. Currently assisting me with a in depth Ch. 7 bankruptcy case, given my unique and detailed matters. I am confident with Howard’s experience , integrity, reliability and proven record to get the job done,that my Ch.7 will will conclude with my best outcome possible, confidence knowing that my every dollar was put in trust with the best.
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Posted by Carey | November 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
I hired Mr Hoyt for a bankruptcy case. He made it very simple and explained everything to me very clearly and answered my questions. Every time I called he answered or got right back with me. I would definitely recommend Howard Hoyt.
Posted by Matt | November 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Service!!
Mr. Hoyt helped me through my entire divorce. During the first consultation he explained to me the entire process. He made it understandable. Once I got him the required documents everything went super quick. It was uncontested so I was able to get my ex to sign the papers without an trouble. He was extremely well priced for the level of service I received. I am currently working with him on my finances and he is amazing. Highly recommended!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Came through
I received a ticket for a moving violation and Howard really helped me reduce the violation. He did everything he said he would.
Posted by Tanner | September 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ExcellentService
Mr. Hoyt is very personable, he persoanlly answered the phone when I callled. He was very attentive and handled my traffic tickets in a very prompt and efficient manner, he appeared on my behalf and I did not have to go to court. I could not be happier with the service I received, I hope I never require the services of an attorney again but if I do i will definitely be calling upon Mr. Hoyt.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Made contact and first meeting
Howard contacted me next day after I joined AVVO. We meet and he explained process to me so felt comfortable to go with him instead of the others that contacted me.
Posted by Steve | June 15, 2015
Quick Response
Thank you !! For your quick response even when you didn't have to. Since your in Missouri. I do like this site and I hope it works well for you. I will take that advice and go from there. Thanks again.
Posted by Sam | May 20, 2015
Recommendation
I have utilized Mr Hoyt's professional skills on a few legal matters & he has handled them in a professional & caring manner. He was informative & attentive. I highly recommend him if you are in need of an attorney.
Posted by John | May 13, 2015
John
I contacted Howard because of a city summons I had been issued. He knew what to do immediately and was very professional throughout the ordeal. He kept me up to date on the case and the outcome was better than I had expected.
Posted by Chet | May 8, 2015
Above and Beyond
I am very glad to write a review for Mr. Hoyt. Howard went above and beyond for my family and myself by staying in contact with us, guiding us in the direction to a positive outcome to our situation, and by being very knowledgeable of the law pertaining to our issue. His expertise was shown in the courtroom and secured a winning decision for us. I have referred many other clients to Howard and will continue to do so in the future. Thank you Howard for helping us get our lives back on track.
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Posted by Sarah | May 7, 2015
Speeding ticket help
Mr. Hoyt handled my speeding tickets for me and kept from getting any points off my driver's license! He did an excellent job and I would highly recommend him on any type of traffic violations!!
Posted by Megan | May 7, 2015
I recommend Howard Hoyt
I was a client of Howard Hoyt. He represented me for a few traffic violations. I had no points added to my license as a result of his expertise. I have recommended him to my friends on several occasions.
Posted by David | May 6, 2015
Thorough knowledge of personal bancruptcy
We had need of Howard Hoyt's professional services on two occasions. He provided all the knowledge and assistance we could have hoped for, and we considered his fees very reasonable for all the time and effort he expended on our behalf. We were very satisfied with his efforts both times.
Posted by Linda | May 6, 2015
GREAT ATTORNEY
Mr. Hoyt did an amazing job on what I hired him to do, kept me well informed during the process, always returned my calls in a timely manner explaining the process to me and is very reasonably priced. I would and have recommended him to others.
Posted by Michael | May 6, 2015
Speeding ticket
Mr. Hoyt resolved a speeding ticket issue with no problem. He advised me of the legal consequences regarding the issue and represented me in court to my satisfaction.
Posted by Bill | May 5, 2015
Fast, friendly, outstanding result
Mr. Hoyt provided consultation on an embarrassing personal matter and provided competent, timely advice that allowed me to handle the matter with minimal difficulty. I have since had him deal with traffic violations for family members. He does what he says and has obtained favorable resolutions of these matters. I recommend Mr. Hoyt without reservation.
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Posted by Rick | May 5, 2015
Gets the Job Done!
I found Howard through a recommendation from a friend when I had some sticky, personal, legal issues surrounding a contract dispute. I was not sure where to turn and the big firm in the city I used last time for my business was expensive and not responsive. Howard took up the challenge. After an initial consultation he came up with a course of action and started on it the same day. He called every couple of days to let me know what the progress was and feedback from the parties involved. Legal entanglements often drag on forever. Howard was able to stay on the case until it was resolved just 3 weeks later. And for a very reasonable fee. I liked working with Mr Hoyt. His many years of experience put him way ahead of the younger lawyers in the biggish firms and he was easy to communicate with. He always answered the phone and kept me in the loop.
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Posted by Brian | May 5, 2015
Legal Representation
I utilized the services of Mr. Hoyt on two occasions and in both instances received excellent service and the results were exactly as stated at the time of our initial consultation. If I have a need for legal representation in the future I will use Mr. Hoyt again without question.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Howard Hoyt Attorney At Law
  • 1988 - Present
  • Associate
  • Quinn, Peebles, Beaird and Cardarella
  • 1985 - 1988
  • Courtroom Prosecutor
  • Kansas City Missouri Municipal Court
  • 1984 - 1989
  • Law Clerk
  • Jackson County Circuit Court
  • 1983 - 1984
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Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Nebraska
  • MA - Masters
  • 1979
  • Missouri Southern State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • Complicated Chapter 13
  • One client discharged in Chapter 7 after divorce, other remained in revised Chapter 13
  • Business Chapter 7
  • Client was eventually discharged of remaining debt.

Associations

  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor Award - DUI
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award Chapter 7
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award -DWI
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Career Day
  • Attorney Education
  • 2007
  • Career Day
  • Attorney Education
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (39)
Endorse Howard
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Hoyt on several bankruptcy matters where we have shared thoughts and ideas on how best to get the result the client desires. He is top notch."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has been practicing in this community for many years and enjoys a fine reputation. He passes that test of would you refer a member of your own family to him for a serious matter and the answer is I would."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected in the industry and highly praised by his clients."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer for an traffic ticket related legal issues. His comments on this forum indicate a high level of expertise in vehicle and traffic law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Hoyt since law school. He is smart and can get things done."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Mr. Hoyt for 30 years and always respected his opinion and integrity."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hoyt is a valuable asset to this community. His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hoyt is a very knowledgable and dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Howard is a highly experienced and skilled DUI/DWI attorney and criminal defense attorney. I recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hoyt is well respected in the legal community statewide and for criminal defense. He demonstrates his knowledge and provides a public service to those in need providing helpful and insightful answers on AVVO. Clients would do well to retain Howard as counsel. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Howard for many years. He is very knowledgeable regarding bankruptcy."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Hoyt is a sharp attorney. You can trust him to provide sound advice and quality representation."
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Divorce and separation
Bankruptcy and debt
Real estate
Personal injury
Criminal defense
Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Immigration
Personal injury
Criminal defense
Contracts and agreements
Bankruptcy and debt