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Denise is licensed to practise in Missouri, Kansas and England.  Her entire career has been devoted to criminal defense and personal injury. She has handled numerous high profile cases across the world. Now practising in Lees Summit, Missouri, she handles all types of criminal and traffic offences, including stealing, shoplifting, possession, drug charges, DWI/DUI, and domestic assault or domestic violence cases.


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Practice areas


  1. Speeding Ticket: 25%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%
    23 years



Hourly ($175-250/hour), contingent (25-50%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Carter & Putnam, LLC

211 NW Executive Way
Suite G
Lees Summit, MO, 64063-1846

Carte & Putnam, LLC

4218 Roanoke Road
Suite 300
Kansas City, MO, 64111



KSAuthorized to practice law201207/04/2016
MOGood Standing, Active199201/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lead ConselLead Counsel Rating2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Lead Counsel RatingLead Counsel2014
Superb ratingAvvo2014
Certified DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety TestingNHTSA2014
Top Contributor AwardAVVO2014
Admitted to Practice LawUnited States Supreme Court2012
Higher Rights of Audience-Criminal ProceedingLaw Society of England & Wales2007
Duty SolicitorLaw Society of England & Wales2006
Police Station RepresentativeLaw Society of England &Wales2005
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PartnerCarter & Putnam, LLC2010 - Present
Trial attorneyMissouri Public Defendar System2007 - 2009
AttorneyFosterWells Solicitors2004 - 2008
AttorneyCarter Law office1996 - 2004
PartnerPowers & Carter1992 - 1996
Legal InternU.S. District Court Western District Of Missouri1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2011 - Present
Eastern Jackson County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Cass County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Daughters of American RevolutionMember2006 - Present
Law Society of England and WalesAdmitted to Practice2005 - Present
Missouri State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar AssociationAffiliate Member1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Raytown v. JJDriving on Suspended amended to defective equipment
City of Lees Summit v. SBDomestic Assault amended to peace disturbance
State v. WDFelony drug charge dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
British Legal System and ProfessionTrial of the Indictable2015
Wigs, Robes and Wine: Hot Topics in Law and Practice in Britain and FranceCriminal Practice2014
Oxford Summer CLE ProgramEnglish Criminal Practice2013
Oxford CLE AbroadEnglish criminal proceedings2008
Oxford Summer ProgramEnglish Criminal Proceedings2007
Oxford summer ProgramIndictable Only Offences2006