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My name is Jarrett Johnson. I have spent my entire career as a trial attorney here in Kansas City, Missouri. For nearly twenty years, I have the privilege of representing everyday people in cases as varied as automobile accidents, injuries on private and public premises, defective products, serious personal injuries and wrongful death, and criminal trials and appeals involving murder and other serious felonies and misdemeanors. 

I have been very fortunate to work in both the public and private sectors: for the State of Missouri, a large law firm with offices across the country, and smaller law firms. This vast experience has given me a unique perspective and diverse legal background. 

In 2000, when I was 30 years old, the Missouri Bar Foundation presented me with the Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award in recognition of outstanding trial skills. Since the award was created in the 1950s, less than 200 lawyers in the history of the State of Missouri have received this honor. I am an experienced trial lawyer who has first-chaired nearly 40 jury trials to a verdict, and have helped other lawyers in many others. 

I realize that people seldom come to a lawyer with good news. I welcome the opportunity to listen to you, and use my abilities as a lawyer to help you through whatever you are facing.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 47%
    22 years, 700 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 47%
    22 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Discrimination: 4%
    22 years
  4. Unspecified: 2%



Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (29-33%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Jarrett Johnson Law Firm

Film Row Prof Bldg -- Suite 220
215 West 18th Street
Kansas City, MO, 64108-1359


MOGood Standing, Active199401/08/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyer2009
Rising StarSuperLawyer2008
Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer AwardMissouri Bar Foundation2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerThe Jarrett Johnson Law Firm2010 - Present
AttorneyHubbell Peak O'Neal Napier & Leach2005 - 2010
AttorneyMcCallister Law Firm2004 - 2005
AttorneyPolsinelli Shughart2002 - 2004
Attorney & Trial Team LeaderMissouri State Public Defender1995 - 2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Texas A&M UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KCMBA Trial AcademyOpening Statement2013
KCMBA Trial AcademyVoir Dire2013