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Garrett Mathew Solomon

Criminal defense Attorney at KANSAS CITY, MO

5.0   31 reviews

About Garrett

Learn Garrett’s areas of practice.

Garrett Solomon has spent his entire career fighting the government.  Garrett has gained a reputation as a fierce advocate for his clients and as an attorney who always puts his clients needs first.

Garrett is a graduate of Kansas University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.  Immediately after graduating from Law School, he went to work for the Missouri Public Defenders Office, where he successfully tried many cases, in Kansas City, St. Louis, and rural Missouri. He is an alumnus of the National Criminal Defense College.

 

After ten years of dedicated service as a public defender, Garrett, along with fellow public defender Joshuah Peter, opened the law firm of Solomon & Peter, LLP, where they practice criminal defense, juvenile defense, and traffic defense. Solomon & Peter is a client-centered law firm, dedicated to providing high quality legal representation, for a reasonable price. 

 

Garrett has represented clients on hundreds of serious felonies including First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Manslaughter, Armed Criminal Action, Arson, Kidnapping, Rape, Sodomy, Assault, Robbery, Felon in Possession, Drug Possession, Drug Sales and Drug Trafficking, DUI/DWI, Fraud, and Embezzlement.  Garrett has taken many cases to trial and has obtained numerous not guilty verdicts.  He has also obtained many dismissals, including on serious charges like murder and rape.  In addition to dismissals and not guilty verdicts, he has obtained many excellent results, such as probation on serious felonies, and treatment for non-violent drug offenders and alcohol related offenses, such as DUI/DWI.

 

Garrett is admitted to practice law in Missouri, Kansas, and Federal Court.

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Licensed for 17 years
State KS
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 2016
Updated 11/08/2022
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 09/20/2022

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

Contact Garrett

Solomon & Peter LLP
140 Walnut Street
Suite 10
KANSAS CITY, MO, 64106

Reviews

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Posted by Tiana | March 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Lawyer
Garrett is an amazing lawyer. He was very respectful and pricing was affordable. He made everything easy, understandable, and I really appreciate him.
Posted by Lana | January 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Garrett is the Best Attorney in Kansas City
After a long process of interviewing attorneys, not only did Garrett capture my attention immediately but delivered with kindness, compassion, a keen ear for listening, being extremely responsive via phone & many emails & going the extra mile. Almost every attorney will tell you he/she can deliver but Garrett is honest in what he can AND cannot do. He is also honest about letting you know when his services are not required and puts people above the almighty extra dollar he could earn. He will even give you his time in letting you know what you could do and how you would do it on your own - this, saving you money. I did not need him but I hired him nonetheless... just because of the integrity and great show of respect, time and effort he put into our initial consult. Did I end up needing him? Yes. Did he take care of me? Yes - more than I could have dreamed. I am honored to have simply crossed paths with him! Thank you Garrett! Thank you for being you. Garrett is priceless!
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Posted by Lana | January 26, 2021
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Garret is The Best Defense Attorney
Upon interviewing several attorneys Garrett was the most capable, earnest, listening, responding honestly, communicative, not hurried to get you off the phone or ever rude in any of our communications which ended up being many. He’s personable yet professional, kind & compassionate. He’s creative, going above and beyond, always one step ahead while responsive to our many emails. He is easy to reach and happy to do so. He is one of the few on earth I trust, is an asset to all those who cross paths with him and I could not thank him enough. Many lawyers see straight lines where Garrett is able to process complex information and takes the time to really understand your need, goals and works hard to accomplish your goals. Garrett, I wish you and your family the best, will always refer you, never forget you and appreciate you more than you can comprehend. Hire Garrett. He is one of the few and last of the best. He is the only lawyer I can currently say - I believe is honest.
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Posted by Bri | November 10, 2020
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Solomon
Garrett Solomon was hired twice and fought for my case, stayed in contact with any updates or concerns, answered any questions I had, and genuinely cared for me as a person. I wasn't just another case for Solomon and to me that's very important. He really tries and hard too, he stood up for me against the DA and was able to knock a price of a ticket for me and was able to get one completely withdrawn. I would recommend him as a reliable, honest lawyer.
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Posted by Matt | August 3, 2020
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Expungement Case
Mr. Solomon effectively and efficiently prepared me for my expungement hearing. Also, during the hearing guided me through testimony to make sure all the pertinent information was explained to the court. Due to these keys factors we received a favorable result.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Garrett Solomon did a great job handling our case. He was quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had and he gave us fantastic guidance. The outcome of our case was very favorable and we are glad we had Garrett representing us.
Posted by Serge | March 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Hiring Garrett as a lawyer was the first time I ever hired a lawyer, and I have absolutely no regret. I would most definitely recommend him. He was very available, very professional, concerned just about his client (me) and was able to get my charges dismissed in a very timely manner, and followed up until my arrest record was expunged.
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Posted by Isabel | January 20, 2020
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Great service, was well taken care of by Garret
I had a very complicated case and being young had no clue about anything legal. Garret understood my needs and worked with me for months to get me what i needed. Would definetly hire again.
Posted by Dekarri | November 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
This man was sent from God
I am so grateful to have Garret as a lawyer , he is very professional and works hard for his clients. He was very patient with me while I was going through a rough time . But In the end he followed through on his word.
Posted by Heather | September 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Hands down Best Criminal Lawyer ever!
Garrett Solomon is by far the hands down best defense lawyer I have ever hired in my entire life! I’m partly deaf and was very concerned about if this lawyer would have patience with me as my last lawyer a few years ago didn’t. He was rude, impatient and just not very professional at all in my opinion. Garrett was so patient with me, made sure I understood all what was going on, returned all my emails instantly, got me an interpreter for every court date which seemed like an forever case but he knew exactly what to do and my case got DISMISSED!!!! I was so filled with such happiness, joy and happy tears! He is amazing and you will not regret hiring him! If anyone needs a criminal defense lawyer, it’s Garrett! Hire him today!
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Posted by Mark | August 29, 2019
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Awesome representation
Garrett was amazing! He was great keeping me informed of what was going on, he was always there to answer my questions and help walk me through the process. I couldn't ask for more, he was really amazing. Everyone at his office was incredibly helpful, professional and always showed concerned about my well being. I could not have asked for more, his entire office was outstanding and caring.
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Response from Garrett Solomon August 30, 2019
It was our pleasure to help you Mark. I'm so please with the result we got especially with everything else you are going through. Take care of yourself and please let me know if there is anything else we can do for you.
Posted by John | August 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Completely satisfied
I am totally satisfied with the way Garrett Solomon handled my recent court case. He dealt with me in a professional matter & was quick to respond with my inquiries to him. He also offered suggestions & asked questions that were relevant to my case. I would be confident in using Garrett again if the need arose & would highly recommend his services to others.
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Response from Garrett Solomon August 13, 2019
It was my pleasure representing you John. Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad we were able to get a good result in your case. Client satisfaction is very important to us. Please let me know if there is anything else we can do for you.
Posted by Colleen | August 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
VERY SATISFIED WITH MR. SOLOMON
I can not say enough about Mr. Solomon. He handled a case for my son. I had never been through a situation like this and it was scary and nerve wracking. He was honest and straightforward. The great outcome was beyond our expectations. His office responded to our questions and concerns promptly with compassion and understanding. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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Response from Garrett Solomon August 13, 2019
You are very welcome. I was glad to help out your son and I'm so pleased we got such a great result. Thank you for the kind words. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if there is anything else I can do for you.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2019
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Hands down the best
Garrett was awesome he handled my case and was able to get my charges dismissed. I like the fact that he was consistent in communicate every step of the way putting me at ease throughout this stressful process. I would recommend to anyone whose looking into some to represent them.
Response from Garrett Solomon July 20, 2019
Thank you for the kind words. It was a pleasure representing you. Persistence paid off with that dismissal. Let us know if there is anything else we can do.
Posted by Matthew | July 18, 2019
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Great Law Firm
Garrett Soloman Was absolutely wonderful. He handled my case with the utmost attention. He kept me informed and up to date the whole time.The cost for his services were very fair for the amount of time he spent on my case. In the end the outcome was very favorable for me. I highly recommend this firm for your legal issues.
Response from Garrett Solomon July 19, 2019
That you Matt for the kind words. It was my pleasure helping you. Please let me know if there is anything else we can do for you.
Posted by Brad | March 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Helped with my DUI
Garrett was extremely knowledgeable and helpful for my trial. He did everything he could to help me through the process and I would recommend him to anyone in need of legal help.
Response from Garrett Solomon March 25, 2019
Thank you Brad for the kind words. It was a pleasure helping you. Please let me know if there is anything we can do for you going forward.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2018
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Highly Recommend Garrett!
Garrett was extremely professional and explained in great detail every step of my case. I felt like I had someone in my corner that would make my best interest a priority. I never felt alone and knew I could contact him at any point. It's been a very hard and difficult time for me and my family and he always fought for me and made it seem a little easier. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I couldn't be more pleased with the exceptional service provided.
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Response from Garrett Solomon September 11, 2018
Our clients are our top priority. Thank you for the kind words. I'm pleased we were able to help you through such a difficult time in your life. Please don't hesitate to call me if you need anything.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Quick and Easy
Had a minor ticket in PNL and Mr. Solomon was more than willing to discuss with me and get it taken care of within one court date. Would refer to anyone.
Response from Garrett Solomon August 20, 2018
It was a pleasure helping you. Let me know if there is anything else we can do.
Posted by Michael | August 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Perfect Man For The Job
When I was arrested 2 years ago after my co-worker got us in a highway car wreck, I went in under the impression that I had a single warrant for a speeding ticket from about 4 year before. Come to find out my past had caught up with me and I actually had Jackson County - Possession of a controlled Substance, Kansas City Municipal Court - Shoplifting, and Pleasant Hill - Possession of a Controlled Substance and Paraphernalia charges. I found Mr. Solomon through an internet search and I thank God I did. He worked on my cases for nearly 2 years and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. My charges we lowered to a class A misdemeanor with SIS 2, illegal dumping, and disorderly conduct respectively. He kept me abreast of everything as it happened and I was always able to get a hold of him. There wasn't any question that he couldn't answer for me and the outcome was better than I could have hoped for. Garrett Matthew Solomon is ABSOLUTELY a criminal lawyer I would recommend to ANYONE who needs one.
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Response from Garrett Solomon August 10, 2018
Thank you Michael for the kind words. It was a pleasure helping you and I'm happy we got such a good result. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.
Posted by Robert | July 31, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
He is the perfect lawyer
He got me out of jail an kept me from going to prison for something I didn’t do he helped me out or I wouldn’t be here with my family. I knew he seen the truth in me when he first met me
Response from Garrett Solomon August 1, 2018
Thank you Robert. Helping to prove someone's innocence is something I take great pride in. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Solomon & Peter, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Team Leader
  • Missouri State Public Defender System
  • 2005 - 2015

Education

  • University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Kansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • State of Kansas v. Valerie Baker
  • Won at the Court of Appeals and made new law.

Associations

  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation
  • Co-chair of the Municipal Court Law Section
  • 2018 - Present
  • Earl E. O'Connor American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Jewish Legal Society
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Top 3 Law Criminal Defense Lawyers in Kansas City, MO
  • Three Best Rated
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Most Acquittals
  • Missouri State Public Defender, Kansas City Trial Office
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Juvenile Guidelines Missouri State Public Defender System
  • Juvenile Guidelines Committee Member
  • 2016
  • The National Quarterly on State and Local Government
  • The Urban Lawyer
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Presentation on Municipal Warrants in KCMO Municipal Court
  • Municipal Warrants in Kansas City, Missouri Municipal Court
  • 2020
  • UMKC School of Law Public Defender Externship Class
  • Juvenile Law
  • 2013
  • UMKC School of Law Public Defender Externship Class
  • Sentencing in State Court
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Garrett is an excellent criminal defense lawyer. I know that he spent several years as a public defender and became a team leader. He has spent most of his career in the courtroom. More importantly, Garrett is a gentleman. He is polite, civil and cordial until someone lies on the witness stand. Then he becomes heartless. Excellent attorney and highest recommendation from me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow attorney, I've had the pleasure of working with Garrett Solomon since 2002. He is an extraordinarily talented lawyer and trustworthy person. His wisdom gained from many years of experience enables him to successfully resolve challenging cases and legal issues. He is a true expert in his field and I often refer difficult cases to Garrett, knowing that he can resolve them efficiently and to the client's satisfaction. It's an absolute pleasure to provide him with this review."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Garrett responds quickly and competently to issues on his cases. He is a sincere, intelligent and fierce advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Garrett is a trusted colleague who always fights for his clients' rights. He is extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy, and dedicated. I would highly recommend his services."
Unknown Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Garrett is very diligent in representing his clients. He does quality work which results in favorable outcomes for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a client to Garrett."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse him."
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KANSAS CITY Criminal defense Lawyer Garrett Mathew Solomon
Garrett Mathew Solomon
Criminal defense Attorney
KANSAS CITY, MO
Licensed for 17 years
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