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Justin C. Hunt

Criminal defense Attorney at North Kansas City, MO

4.3   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Kansas - KS 5 years
    Missouri - MO 8 years
    California - CA 9 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2018
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2016
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I focus primarily on DWI and DUI defense, with experience in drug crime, assault, domestic violence, homicide, kidnapping, and burglary/theft.

    8 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    I handle all aspect of DWI/DUI cases, from the criminal investigation and defense, to fighting the Department of Revenue over license suspensions.

    10 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    I have handled traffic tickets all over the KC Metro Area, from Platte City to Harrisonville.

    10 years

  4. Violent crime
    I have worked on many violent crimes, including murder and armed robbery.

    10 years

  5. Domestic violence
    I have worked in defending and prosecuting crimes of domestic violence, both male and female victims.

    10 years

  6. Expungement

    7 years

  7. Sex crime
    I have experience in this area: these crimes are very serious. In addition to possible jail time, defendant's face lifetime registration as a sex offender.

I was raised in small town in the Kansas City area. In high school I played tennis (poorly) and debated. I worked my way through college with a variety of odd jobs: waiter, janitor, and forklift driver. I became an attorney because I felt my employer was mistreating the employees; I wanted to help others like me. I dedicated my time in law school to public service and that is where I focus my career.

In my spare time I enjoy martial arts, shooting sports, hiking, hunting, and reading. I used to be an avid jogger, but a hip injury put an end to that.

Photos and videos

My colleague, R. Christopher Simons.
My colleague, Jordan Watson.


KC Defense Counsel
2024 Swift Ave
North Kansas City, MO, 64116-3498

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4.3 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Rich | June 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic. Trial attorney
Amazing work on duis. Fantastic ability to explain legal concepts and what the best option is. I highly recommend
Posted by Suzanne | May 13, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough, Kind, and Helpful!
My fiancée and I have been searching and reaching out to various lawyers in KS trying to find someone who would help us with our case. Justin was immediately responsive and exceptionally helpful. He gave us the path we've spent 6 months looking for and granted us the peace of mind we needed. Cannot recommend him enough! Thank you Justin!
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I hired Justin for two related events and he has surpassed my expectations. He has been very focused on the cases with a keen attention to detail. With his guidance and legal direction, he produced great results for my legal dilemmas.
Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Professional
I could not be more pleased with my experience working with Justin Hunt. He was extremely well informed, helpful, honest, and very professional when dealing with my case. It was easy to tell when seeing him represent me that he had taken the time to give my case his personal undivided attention and he was able to get my charges completely thrown out!
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Posted by Jonatha | July 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Informative, helpful, and polite
Was able to help with some old debt from my divorce and dismiss a traffic ticket I had out of Kansas city
Posted by Scott | June 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Save your money and find a different attorney.
I paid this guy $10k to represent me in a case that was based on lies specifically to interfere in another case in another state based on fabricated evidence by a sheriff who is involved in covering up child porn and human trafficking. The alleged victim admitted to lying to police on the stand in a court setting and yet the case was allowed to proceed. I have also never had any contact with the alleged victim before all this and think I would have remembered someone who looks like their parents were not only no further than second cousins apart, but was fed the same diet as cows to get them as large as possible.
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  • Free Consultation 10 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 100-500 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • KC Defense Counsel
  • 2018 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Office of Jordan Watson
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Colusa County District Attorney
  • 2015 - 2015


  • Santa Clara Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Univ of Kansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Case dismissed
  • Kidnapping in the First Degree
  • Reduced to Peace Disturbance; probation.


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award, Criminal Law
  • CALI
  • 2012


Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Endorse Justin
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer. Always takes care of his client. Easy to work with."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Justin is a great criminal defense attorney. He provides a meticulous defense for every client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Justin is incredibly thorough and highly motivated to provide his clients with high level legal representation in the most efficient matter possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Fantastic attorney with great criminal defense experience as a former prosecutor. Extremely professional and knowledgeable of the law. He is a true practitioner. A lawyers Lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket
Personal injury
Criminal defense
Speeding and traffic ticket
North Kansas City Criminal defense Lawyer Justin C. Hunt
Justin C. Hunt
Criminal defense Attorney
North Kansas City, MO
Licensed for 9 years
Free Consultation