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David Michael Lurie

Criminal defense Attorney at Kansas City, MO

5.0   18 reviews

Licensed for 45 years

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SCARED? ANXIOUS? CONFUSED? HELP IS HERE. REPRESENTING GOOD PEOPLE WHO MAKE MISTAKES.

I am David M. Lurie, a Kansas City criminal defense attorney with more than 40 years of experience. I know how to structure an argument and a case to put my client in the best light possible. I build relationships that allow me to work more efficiently and more effectively for my clients. I also know exactly what it takes to analyze a case and the weaknesses and strengths of the prosecutor's case to custom-craft a result for each client.

Whatever you are being charged with, chances are good that I've helped someone in a similar situation before. I will draw on this experience, as well as the facts of your specific situation, to help the authorities see you as the good person you are so we can minimize the punishment you may face.

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Licensed for 45 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 1977
Updated 01/01/2023

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

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David M. Lurie
David M. Lurie
688 S.E. Bayberry Ln. #105
Lee's Summit, MO, 64063
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Posted by Amber | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Lawyer You Need!!
I had a car accident several years ago, I was pregnant and scared and didn't go to court. I gotten into another car accident in August and my anxiety was through the roof, I need a good lawyer who could help. I found Mr. Lurie in the yellow pages, I called his office and he personally answered the phone and took the time to talk to me and understand what I had going on and understood the high anxiety I was experiencing. Like he says good people make mistakes. Mr. Lurie's knowledge, compassion and confidence is what I needed and what he delivered. I would highly recommend him to anyone for anything, if he can't help you he knows someone who can.
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Posted by Robert | January 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Someone You Can Trust!
I got a little unlucky a few years ago and found myself caught in a sting operation by the KCMO police. Needless to say, I was a nervous wreck. I found Mr. Lurie's listing in the yellow pages and called his office. He saw me the next day, and I knew I came to the right place. His knowledge of the KCMO legal environment was invaluable. He is easy to talk to and a good listener. I hired Mr. Lurie immediately. He took exactly the right steps to defend my case. To make a long story short, a few months later, he called me with some very good news -- my case had been dismissed. Just recently, I called Mr. Lurie from out of state regarding an unrelated matter. I needed some advice from someone I could trust. He spoke to me on the phone for 20 minutes, without requesting a fee, just to help me out. That was the second time David Lurie made it possible for me to go on with my life. If you find yourself in legal trouble, I urge you to call his office.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2022
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Professional, Kind, True, Personable, Sincere
My very young family member got a DUI. Got arrested, DL revoked. David did a great job of explaining to all of us what really happened, and how he could help. He worked the case from beginning to end with almost no input from us. The outcome was the best possible.
Posted by Tim | May 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great work honest and helpful. Charges dismissed.
David was very helpful. When I called and discussed my situation he explained all the options and gave me his honest opinion. He was confident the charges could be reduced or even dropped but he made no promises. I gave him the supporting documentation he needed and the charges were completely dropped. GREAT WORK!
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best lawyer!
Most definitely gave me the best assistance with my case and was super understanding. Not only my lawyer but now a friend. Definitely recommend!
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A top-notch Lawyer who goes Above and Beyond!
Mr. Lurie is a top-notch lawyer who not only helped me get a positive outcome that saved me money and serious consequences, but he was there for me every step of the way. David was very thorough and transparent with me, and was more than willing to explain anything I did not understand or had forgotten along the way. I called him several times and he welcomed any question or concern. David went above and beyond by providing guidance to me on some related aspects of the case. What I appreciate most about David is that he did everything he could to reduce stress for me. Mr. Lurie is truly an exceptional lawyer who I would recommend to anyone.
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Posted by Sephora | June 15, 2021
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Lawyer of the year!
I am so grateful for your passion, dedication, and professionalism. I've hired lawyers before, but you are truly the best I've ever worked with. Thank you so much! I can't tell you how much I appreciate the amazing legal work you did on my behalf.
Posted by Alfred | January 19, 2021
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Review for David Lurie
When it comes to representation for my case, I am very lucky to have worked with David Lurie. I am a recent graduate with a bright future who made a bad mistake one night and thanks to our work together, we got an amazing outcome. I can only encourage others to follow the same. He is professional, deeply connected, very intelligent, knowledgeable, super skillful but also importantly caring and understanding. His charisma was truly remarkable and I felt a connection right off the bat I hadn't with other lawyers I met with. I cannot recommend him enough and I think I got the best in Kansas City. Leaving a good review is the least I can do.
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Posted by Christian | January 12, 2021
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Excellent service, and patience
David was highly knowledgeable and efficient in taking care of my legal issues.
Posted by Aimee | November 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
David took 100% of my fear and confusion off my hands during a time I needed legal assistance, and had no idea who to turn to. Not only did he tell me EXACTLY what to do and how to do it, he is a genuinely great person and gave me 110% of his attention and guidance when he probably had a million other things going on. I followed his instructions and this resulted in a dismissed case and I very strongly recommend his guidance in any type of legal issue, even just for a consultation. He has a world of knowledge and experience with the exact judges, DA and court clerks that will be handling your case and will know exactly how to proceed to get everything done the quickest, most efficient and correct way. I am so glad I went to him, my case is now dismissed and all I had to do was follow his simple instructions, and he did the rest. You will truly be in the best of hands with him.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Great Lawyer!
He has assisted my family throughout the years, with DUI and other traffic tickets. He has always gotten us great results, and the communication was terrific.
Posted by Lindsay | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ace Attorney
David Lurie is a wise and wonderful human to work with. He calmed my nerves and got me the best possible outcome. David is easy to talk to and filled with legal expertise (he also did a great job explaining all the legal jargon). Highly recommend - 10/10!
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attentive Attorney
Had several charges including DUI. Attorney Lurie got all the charges dropped except for DUI. Two year unsupervised probation and an expungement. I was very pleased. He is the go to Guru.
Posted by Alice | March 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
David Michael Lurie, Excellent Attorney at Law
It was an extreme pleasure and a blessing that led me to choose David M. Lurie to represent me as my criminal defense attorney. After meeting and talking with David, I felt completely at ease and very comfortable that he would be dedicated in protecting my rights, privacy and dignity. David understood the pressure, frustration and anxiety that I experienced in facing criminal charges. The end results of my case clearly shows and demonstrates that he worked steadfast and diligently on my case. As a result, I never paid a fine; nor ever stepped one foot in court; and eventually my case was totally dismissed. I would most definitely highly recommend David M. Lurie to any and all potential clients.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2018
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Amazing guy and lawyer
David Lurie is your go to guy for legal counsel. He is knowledgeable and absolutely amazing at what he does. From the first moment I met him, I knew he was the lawyer for me; he is down to earth, compassionate, non-judgement, and most importantly passionate about making sure that you get the best possible outcome for your case. I would recommend him to ANYONE that needs a great guy and a great attorney. He kept me up to date on details of my case, he checked in with me to see how I was doing, and he never beat around the bush about what could or couldn't happen to me. He got me a dismissal and for that I am ever grateful. If you need legal counsel, guidance or help, David Lurie is the man; you CAN'T go wrong choosing him! Thanks for everything you did for me David.
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Posted by James B. | January 26, 2017
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Both knowledgeable and empathetic, just what you need when you could use some help
I was an out of state client with know knowledge of the Kansas City courts or how to deal with my case. I felt completely lost and overwhelmed but was fortunate enough to find David Lurie. I could not have found a better person to help me in a tough time. He could have very easily taken advantage of me not knowing what to do, but very calmly and kindly walked me through all of my options. He spoke with a confidence that only his experience and skill could bring, and I felt more at ease the more he assured me that he knew what would be best for me. After leaving my case in Mr. Lurie's hands, everything I needed to do was clearly explained and he was there to help me with any questions. I never felt pressured or that my case was a burden to him, but instead was treated with respect. I greatly appreciate his help and allowing me to be able to move on from a mistake and live my life.
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Posted by Jared | December 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
Knowledgable, down to earth, and takes the time out to carefully explain all the legal "lingo" that can be confusing. Very reasonable pricing. He's well known and respected amongst his peers and he also has a ton of experience. He made me feel as if my case was his most important case and that made me feel a lot more at ease. I definitely recommend this attorney... More because of his character as a person along with his skills as an attorney.
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Posted by Joe | June 10, 2015
A class act !
Absolutely the best lawyer available in the Kansas City downtown area. He was able to get a trespassing ticket from the Power & Light District dismissed without an appearance in court or court costs. His fees are very reasonable. His Knowledge and experience handling cases in the downtown area is outstanding. If you are looking for a good, honest and decent person to represent you, He's the man!
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • David M. Lurie, Attorney
  • 1974 - Present

Education

  • University of Missouri
  • J.D.
  • 1977
  • Drake University
  • B.A.
  • 1974

Associations

  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Past Committee Chair Muni Court
  • 2012 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mo-Kan AILA Conference 2016
  • Criminal Law and Immigration
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David gets results on all types of cases by being very familiar with the courts, judges, prosecutors, and probation and other services providers in the criminal justice system. David is, hands down, probably the most respectable, compassionate, caring, and trustworthy attorney that I've encountered in Kansas City. I say that there is David's way, and then most everyone else's. There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach with him. David recognizes and addresses a client's livelihood, situation, background, and life plans in handling the most sensitive of criminal charges. David has both the conceptual and the procedural knowledge to either (a) know the answer, or (b) know how to find the answer in an ever-changing legal environment. With his knowledge, he is able to address, clearly and head-on, the prospects of success on a case, and the chances of achieving those different possible outcomes. David also helps his clients with the tools they need in order to cope"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is one of the best defense lawyers in the Kansas City area. He is a leader in the bar and frequently presents at Continuing Legal Education seminars for other lawyers."
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Kansas City Criminal defense Lawyer David Michael Lurie
David Michael Lurie
Criminal defense Attorney
Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 45 years
Free Consultation