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J. Denise Carter

Criminal defense Attorney at Pleasant Hill, MO

5.0   22 reviews

also known as Denise Carter

  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 31 years
    Kansas - KS 12 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About J. Denise

Learn J. Denise’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    All felonies and misdemeanors. Tampering, assault, possession, drug charges.DWI/DUI, traffic tickets, shoplifting.

    31 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    Auto and trucking accidents

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    25%

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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Lees Summit criminal defense attorney Denise Carter

Location

Law Office of Denise Carter
1803 Trail Ridge Drive
Pleasant Hill, MO, 64080

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Delphine | May 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you.
God led me to Denise and Putnam. I remember how confused and sad I was when I got into their office and Denise told me everything will be okay. Denise and Putnam did not see me as a client, they saw me as a sister, a daughter and a mother. They worked my case with their heart for very little pay. The outcome of my case was a huge surprise to me and my family. Thank you great ladies for your hard work. I recommend this law firm to any body. They are not just there for money because they charge very low. They are there because they want justice for all. Thank you is not enough, may the lord protect and guide you both as you continue to fight for justice for all regardless.
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Posted by Victoria Larson | February 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert Attorney! Highly Recommend!
Denise Carter is an amazingly professional and skilled attorney and we cannot thank her enough! She and her team helped our daughter through a DUI case quickly and efficiently, and we could not have asked for a better outcome. The case was resolved without our daughter ever having to set foot inside a court room. All questions, emails and phone calls were answered promptly and we were kept informed of the entire process and what was going on every step of the way. Denise listens to her clients, gives expert legal advice, and delivers on her promises. She is friendly and down to earth, but most importantly really knows her stuff! I cannot recommend her highly enough, and while I hope we never find ourselves needing her services again, I would not hesitate to contact Carter & Putnam in the future should the need arise!
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Posted by Marcella | November 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You
Very thankful with the choice of having Denise as my attorney i was so worried about my future being away from my babies but Denise made every effort to make sure i can have a 2nd chance to do better for myself and for my children. I really felt that she wanted the best outcome for me and thats exactly what i got! So again thank you!
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Posted by StevenCM | July 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!
I have never hired an attorney more knowledgeable than Carter & Putnum! They knew the laws better than anyone Ive encountered, the situation, and the outcomes I could expect. They fought for what was right for me and listened to any and all concerns I had. I felt that no matter what happened; they got THE BEST for me! Ive used Carter & Putnum for 10 years now. I wouldnt trust anyone else with me or my families well being when it comes to the law. True experts. You want the best, you found it!
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Posted by Lacey&Jamie | May 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
She saved my record and she can save yours!
Denise was amazing! She helped to get both my fiance and i charges dropped. She is smart and knowledgeable down to earth and humble and bot intimidated by anyone. She is truly a great person. I would recommend her to anyone out there who needs a honest hard working kind lawyer. Thank you Denise for all that you did and continue to do for the people.
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Posted by Terry | November 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Thankful
After a recent family dispute my wife needed a lawyer. We found Denise and we are so glad we did. Denise told us not to worry she would handle everything and it would be ok. Even though we were scared Denise made it a little easier to handle. Denise went to court for us and had the charge dropped! We can not say enough great things about how Denise took care of us and the respect we received from her.
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Posted by Mark | September 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't compound a mistake, call this lawyer today!
I had already retained another pretty good attorney, and switched to Denise Carter. It was one of my best decisions ever. She will give you the best representation available anywhere, and keep you informed all along the way. Professional, prepared and powerful in presentation. Absolutely excellent.
Posted by Spencer | June 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I had a great experience working with Denise. She was able to get all of my charges dismissed during a very rough period in my life. I can't describe in words how greateful I am that all of this is behind me now. I would 100% recommend Denise to anyone in a tough spot needing legal assistance.
Posted by susan | December 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
outstanding
i am so thankful for the choice i made hiring Denise. definately a great choice. she went through the evidence against me completely. she beat my dui. i could not have asked for.a better attorney to have on my side definately recommend.
Posted by gary | November 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer
carter and putman law firm is a very professional and personal law office I was well taken care of during my process of criminal defense case Ms. Denise and Ms. Tamara kept me informed of all the laws with in my case and case as well as kept me calm through the trial to include consultation before and after completion of courts I highly recommend their law firm and have forwarded my recommendation to family and friends if ever a need for professional lawyers is needed great job and thank you too your law firm...
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Posted by Ashley | October 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply The Best
Denise Carter was absolutely amazing. She took the time and sat with me going through details of my case. She made me so comfortable and calmed me during the entire process. She really makes you feel like you are valuable and not just another criminal. I was able to call at any time and her assistant and/or herself was always taking my calls and answering any questions that I had. Even if the were fed up with me, they never once mentioned it! Denise is amazing at her job and is really there for her clients. Couldn't have asked for a better outcome! 5 stars and then some! She goes above and beyond and is always willing to work with you!!! Thank you Denise so much!!!!
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Posted by Caroline | September 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you so much!!!!
I can not express how thankful I am die Denise's help in my matter. She worked on my behalf with such swift attention that my mind was put at wade immediately! Not only was Denise extremely thorough, but she also treated me with such immense dignity and respect . I am so happy I found her and recommend her to anyone and everyone- she will help!
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Posted by Dave | August 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work!!
I can not say enough for Denise and Tamara, they worked extremely hard on my case and got the best and most timely resolution I could ask for. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of great legal help.
Posted by Trish | February 4, 2015
Extremely pleased
I was very happy with the representation I received from Ms. Carter. She was knowledgable, diligent and very successful on my case. I highly recommend her and will definitely use her again if I have the need. She was also very approachable. A good solid choice.
Posted by Rachel | January 12, 2015
Very Satisfied!!
Denise Carter made my experience the best it could be. I was extremely pleased with the representation I received, and with out a doubt will go back to her if ever needed. The results of my case turned out excellent and I am more than grateful to have found the perfect lawyer!
Posted by Diane | December 2, 2014
Extremely satisfied
I was extremely satisfied with Ms. Carter's representation. She was knowledgable, comprehensive and attentive. Extremely happy. Highly recommend.
Posted by Kay | November 20, 2014
Outstanding
i was very satisfied with the assistance I received. Extremely knowledgable and helpful. I appreciated the practical advice and excellent job. Thank you.
Posted by Danna | November 2, 2014
satisfied customer
Denise has represented me in several cases and I was very satisfied. She was approachable and handled my cases well. I was very happy with the outcome. Would highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2014
An excellent and responsive lawyer
For the first time in my life I found myself in difficulties and had the sheer pleasure of working with Denise Carter. She was excellent, supporting and guiding me through the court process. She managed to turn what could have been a harrowing experience into a favourable one with a better than to be expected outcome which a previous lawyer had failed to achieve.
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Posted by Karen | June 6, 2014
Thank You and continue to help others...
Very please with the outcome of my case. Communication was outstanding, always felt in the loop and validated. J. Carter impressed me as a strong presence in the court room. Her logical presentation of defendable facts brought about my positive outcome.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 175-250 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law office of Denise Carter
  • 2022 - Present
  • Trial attorney
  • Missouri Public Defendar System
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • FosterWells Solicitors
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Carter Law office
  • 1996 - 2004
  • Partner
  • Powers & Carter
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Legal Intern
  • U.S. District Court Western District Of Missouri
  • 1991 - 1992
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Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. WD
  • Felony drug charge dismissed
  • City of Raytown v. JJ
  • Driving on Suspended amended to defective equipment
  • City of Lees Summit v. SB
  • Domestic Assault amended to peace disturbance
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Eastern Jackson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Cass County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Daughters of American Revolution
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2005 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Affiliate Member
  • 1991 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Lead Consel
  • Lead Counsel Rating
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers in Missouri
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top DWI Lawyer Missouri
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Certified DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • NHTSA
  • 2014
  • Best of the Bar
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • 2014
  • Admitted to Practice Law
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2012
  • Higher Rights of Audience-Criminal Proceeding
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • 2007
  • Duty Solicitor
  • Law Society of England & Wales
  • 2006
  • Police Station Representative
  • Law Society of England &Wales
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wigs, Robes and Wine: Hot Topics in Law and Practice in Britain and France
  • Criminal Practice
  • 2014
  • Oxford CLE Abroad
  • English criminal proceedings
  • 2008
  • Oxford Summer Program
  • English Criminal Proceedings
  • 2007
  • Oxford summer Program
  • Indictable Only Offences
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (76)
Given (100)
Endorse J. Denise
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of attending a lecture given by Denise to the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is knowledgeable, honest, and fights hard for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only is Denise driven and knowledgeable about criminal defense, she is one of the most experienced lawyers in Missouri. Actually, she may be the only Missouri lawyer to have tried cases in 10+ countries. I endorse Denise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is top notch!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Denise is a true advocate for the accused. She is very, very knowledgeable and passionate about this area."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Carter is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable, and result driven. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Carter. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I really want all people to contact her for help."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Denise Carter is an excellent criminal defense attorney in the Kansas City and Lee's Summit, MO area. I have referred clients to her and they have all been very satisfied with her results for them. I wholeheartedly recommend Denise for Criminal, DUI and other related matters."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Other
"This attorney strives to always represent clients the best way possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly skilled and hard working lawyer. Gets exceptional results for her clients!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Carter is a great advocate for his clients and is often a contributor to discussions involving criminal defense. A+"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Denise is personable and a ferocious advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney. Highly respected in the legal community and a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
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