5.0 stars 20 totalReview Denise Kirby
Posted by anonymous
Denise was excellent--I can't begin to express how pleased I am in selecting her to represent me I was a first time offender in a small town with no other priorities that night, and I was over the limit, but she was able to expose flaws in the arresting officer's procedure, in addition to some inconsistencies with the paperwork filed which allowed me to win my case to keep my license. No SR-22, no ignition interlock, no suspension of my license whatsoever. I did have to plea to the criminal portion to avoid a DWI on my record, but court fees were relatively inexpensive and I only have to take one $35 class that takes 1 hour to complete--otherwise I am on unsupervised probation with no other obligations (other than to behave).
Denise is tenacious--and she is a winner, plain and simple. There may be other good lawyers out there, but i don't think they can beat her price. In retrospect, its relatively nothing in comparison to the service she performed, and a no-brainier considering hiring no one would absolutely have resulted in much more severe consequences, including more money out of my pocket.
Denise is a straight shooter, and I appreciated that she did not "sugar coat" anything. I recommend doing the appropriate research in these situations, but definitely consider her (it was obvious from interactions I saw that she is held in high regard among her colleagues and the courts). One such example is that the prosecuting attorney in my case has actually attended Denise's seminars in the past. I feel that alone isn't worth much, but given her performance in my situation, I'd rather be represented by someone who is at the level of teaching prosecuting attorneys, rather than the other way around.
Although i hope i will never have to, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Denise to anyone i know who may find themselves in a DWI related predicament.
Posted by Kate
When I realized I needed a lawyer I didn’t know who to call or what to do. I looked online and read great reviews about Denise so I called her and had immediate relief. I came into her office for a free consultation and she let me set up a payment plan since I didn’t have all the money up front. For my situation, I had two different cases: license and criminal. Denise Literally went above and beyond to WIN BOTH CASES. The win percentage on license cases in Missouri are 4% and she personally has won 90% of those the entire year! Anytime I hear about someone with a DUI or DWI I immediately give them her number. If I ever found myself in another situation like this I would only call her! If I could give her ten stars I would!!
Posted by Michael
Denise won my refusal case and got my DWI knocked down to a non-moving violation with a $200 fine. She showed such a great professionalism and work ethic. Immediately after my first consultation with Denise she put to rest any fears or concerns regarding to the case that I had. She kept in great contact with me when it came to court dates and payments that need to be made. I can honestly say she made the whole legal process so quick and painless. She's the Best at what she does for a reason. Thanks again Denise.
Posted by I.M.
Hi, I was arrested for my second DWI, and I have a commercial driver’s license. I had been convicted on my first DWI in 2011. Denise explained that I would have to win both my license hearing (I refused the breath test) AND my criminal case in order for me to not lose my commercial license for the rest of my life. That is my career. Denise was expensive, but I felt like I had the best shot with her, and I was willing to spend that money to have a chance to win. I can’t thank her enough. I was worried the entire time, but she did it. I didn’t lose my license, and my DWI was dismissed. She works really hard and I feel like she actually cared about me and my case. I thanked her so many times, but I can’t thank her enough. Thanks you again Denise!
Posted by anonymous
Denise was amazing! It's scary looking for a DWI lawyer for your first DWI. You want someone who is going to get you out of the mess unscathed. As a medical professional, a lot was on the line to make sure I got out with nothing on my record, as licensure is at stake. This is not something I wanted to go in front of the boards for. Denise listened to my entire story, and spent hours in front of videos and audio recordings of the events in order to find an out. She compassionately explained the entire process to me so that it wasn't so unknown and frightening. She then explained what things I did right, what things I did wrong, and what things the law inforcement did wrong. It was amazing. Then, at the end, I got out with zero on my record, that's after an accident involved DWI case. (That is almost impossible to do for those who don't know). She allowed me to get back to my life and be able to breathe knowing that someone was handling my case who actually cared about who I was as a person as what I was doing in life. She understands that people sometimes make mistakes but shouldn't suffer for the rest of their life for them. She invests in her clients. I just can't say enough about how thankful I am to have chosen her. She knows the system, she was the only person who was willing to spend the time pouring over videos to find an out in the situation. She did her homework and got me out clean. If you're looking for a DUI/DWI lawyer, don't go for some cheap guy who promises you'll walk away from it with a parking or littering ticket. So many promised that when I was shopping around at first and when I asked how, they just said that they were the top in the area and they know people. This was usually even before they heard my entire recalling of the events as I could remember them. Don't be fooled. It'll still go on your record. Go with someone who has been doing this for a long time, knows how it works, and will spend the time researching your case, and most important, someone who actually cares about you. As for me, I highly suggest denise. If I had to go through this whole terrible ordeal again, I would definitely go with her every time. She was really there for me and helped keep me calm during the process. She even followed up a few weeks after just to make sure I got my license back in a timely fashion, which, again, as a medical professional, was important to me. Not only a great lawyer, but also a great person. I am going to post this review on as many lawyer review sites as I can find, that's how good she was.
Posted by Mike
I was charged with a DWI in KC but live in another state. I hired Denise after doing some research and am very pleased with her results in my case. She is knowledgeable and well worth the retainer. The judge was lenient and I was required to complete community service afterwhich my case will be dismissed. She also was able to win my license hearing which will keep the charge off my record and won't affect my insurance.
Posted by anonymous
As a member of the healthcare profession it was crucial I keep my record clear at any cost. Very happy that I trusted Denise with this task. She delivered astounding results, with my case being totally dismissed!
Posted by anonymous
Hiring Denise to handle my DWI was one of the best decisions I've made. She was a little more expensive than the other attorneys I spoke with, but she is worth every penny.
She spent hours upon hours reviewing the video of my arrest to make sure she did not miss anything and kept me updated on the progress with my case. She's very approachable and took the time to answer any questions I had, which left me with confidence that my case was being handled with her full attention. Her hard work resulted in my charges being dismissed and all I was left with was a non-moving violation. Denise works extremely hard for her clients and she definitely gets results.
Posted by anonymous
Quickly after I was unfortunately arrested on a DWI charge in Kansas City, MO, I found Denise's information here on the Avvo website. After reading all her great reviews, she was the first lawyer I called, and I ended up hiring her immediately after consulting with her. Out of all the lawyers I talked to, she had the most experience and was the most confident she could get me a positive outcome in my case. Turns out, the review were absolutely correct! Denise got me a better deal than I expected, and it was certainly the best outcome I could have gotten in my case. I even got my license back much sooner than I expected! Thanks again Denise!
Posted by weltzerstoren
I had issues getting my license back and Denise helped me out! She thoroughly answered my questions and told me exactly what to do. She saved me literally thousands of dollars and I had my driver's license the next week, no joke. I had been without my license for nearly ten years and after one conversation with Denise here I am today. She is easy to reach, has reasonable rates, and definitely has the best interests of her clients in mind. HIGHLY recommended!