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Trey Pettlon III

Criminal defense Attorney at Olathe, KS

5.0   20 reviews

also known as N. Trey Pettlon III

  • State Years
    Kansas - KS 31 years
    Missouri - MO 32 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State KS
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Trey

Learn Trey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    We defend people in serious felony cases as well as misdemeanor cases. Every client's case is the most important case in their life.

    30 years, 6,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    35%
    We handle very serious the personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases. We've had tremendous jury verdicts and settlements in Missouri and Kansas. This success comes from experience, intelligent preparation and hard work.

    30 years, 200 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Most experienced criminal defense attorneys handle DUI and DWI defense as a significant part of their practice. It is the most common crime charged in the Kansas City area, and the consequences can be severe. You need an experienced attorney's help.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

AN ATTORNEY FIGHTING FOR THE INJURED AND THE ACCUSED.

Trey is proud to have just been selected for membership in the "Million Dollar Advocates Forum" based on actual recoveries for clients in personal injury cases, and also to have been selected once again in 2020 to "Super Lawyers," for over the 10th consecutive year, a designation reserved for only 5% of practicing attorneys who have “attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional development.” In 2020 Trey was also selected once again as one of the “Nation’s Top One-Percent” by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel for the fifth year in a row.

Since 1991 Trey has been in court almost five days a week representing clients who were seriously injured or who have family members who were killed in accidents or representing clients charged with crimes. Trey has tried and won numerous jury trials involving serious criminal charges, significant personal injury or wrongful death. Trey has represented some of the most high-profile clients in some of the most high-profile cases. His clients have included successful businessmen, numerous lawyers, doctors, nurses, judges, law enforcement officers, sheriffs, attorneys general, professional athletes, congressmen and highly respected clients with a lot at stake.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Trey has won numerous “Not Guilty” jury verdicts in criminal cases including acquittals for clients facing life in prison and clients wrongfully charged with crimes like rape, sodomy, aggravated battery, domestic battery, sexual battery, attempted murder, DUI, felony DUI, and theft. Trey has obtained countless dismissals for clients charged with everything from DUI to felony drug crimes to voter fraud to sex offenses to kidnapping.

PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH:

Trey has won numerous Plaintiffs’ jury verdicts in Missouri and Kansas in some of the most difficult cases involving car and truck accidents, explosions and medical malpractice. Trey won one of the largest jury verdicts of the year in both Clay and Jackson Counties in their respective years. Trey has won numerous significant settlements for clients over the years, and the Law Offices of Pettlon & Ginie have recovered millions for their clients.

Trey is licensed in Kansas, Missouri, the United States District Courts for Kansas and the Western District of Missouri, as well as the United States Supreme Court. He has argued numerous cases in front of the Kansas Supreme Court and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Trey and his law partner, Ryan Ginie, pride themselves on helping clients through their most difficult times and getting the best possible result for them in or out of court. We'd love to help you or your family.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

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Location

Law Offices of Pettlon & Ginie

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Michael | January 16, 2020
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Trey Pettlon - The "Atticus Finch" of KC
I was in a dire situation and, as a grown man even was scared enough to shed a few tears. I had all but given up when Trey truly believed in me. He said several times "Michael you will be just fine". You know what...he WAS right. If a person is looking for a lawyer who is honest, caring and will go the distance, Trey Pettlon is the lawyer for you.
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Posted by DL | October 23, 2019
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Simply the best of the best
Earlier this year I was arrested for a crime I did not commit. I was facing a long time in prison if I was convicted. We had a jury trial and the jury found me “not guilty” thanks to Trey. He did a perfect job. He spent a lot of time and effort into building everything up to help me out. There wasn’t a single mistake or flaw in anything he did in and out of the courtroom.
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Posted by Alexandra | October 23, 2019
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Best representation.
Trey is an excellent attorney. My husband was facing a felony charge for a non-violent marijuana related crime with a possible prison sentence of eight years. Trey was able to negotiate an interstate compact deal for probation. He is well respected by judges and district attorneys. He cares about his clients. He made us feel confident throughout this anxious process and to be quite honest saved our family. Can’t recommend him enough.
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Posted by Ebene | September 22, 2019
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Not Guilty !!!
Trey Pettlon was referred to me by another lawyer . I was falsely accused of assault by the mother of my daughter because she was hoping to get leverage in our custody case in domestic court. If convicted I would have lost significant amount of parenting time with my daughter and ,the worse of all ,I would have probably lost my immigration status and would have been forced to live the United States . The stakes were very high for me if I were found guilty for this crime I didn't commit . Trey was very understanding and got quickly very familiar with the facts of the case . He was very candid with me from the beginning and explained to me I could be possibly convicted because of the fabricated "physical evidence". Trey tried his best to have the prosecutor dismissed the case and kept me apprised regularly on how these interactions were going until it became clear we were going to trial. What I appreciated the most about Trey , is that he called me several times as trial day was approaching : asking me many questions about specific events and other facts of the case . That reassured me considerably because from his questions I could tell he had a very deep understanding of the case and more importantly for me , that he truly believed in my innocence . I could tell he was taking my case to heart . We went to trial and Trey did a phenomenal job . He was able to have the judge admit key pieces of evidence ,in spite of prosecutor's objections, which otherwise would have been hard for me to be exonerated . I was found not guilty and don't know if I would have had the same outcome if someone else had represented me . I wholeheartedly recommend Trey Pettlon . If you ever get in trouble you definitely want him in your corner.
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Posted by Julie | September 18, 2019
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Amazing Caring Lawyer
I was in an accident and going through all this personal stuff and couldn't worry about court stuff. I am so grateful that I was recommended to go to Trey. He took away all my worries and helps me out so much. Over the last 10 months I have not had to worry about anything having to do with the court because I knew he was handling it. I could just focus on my treatments and healing. He worked hard and got the case dismissed.
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Posted by Mike | February 27, 2018
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Best Lawyer Ever.
I should have done this long ago, but better late than never. Trey is a fantastic attorney, and worked tirelessly to keep me optimistic about my case, worked diligently to pursue my innocence, and in the end, justice prevailed. I owe the life I live now to Trey - he's the best.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2018
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A high energy lawyer
I had a surprisingly good experience with Trey. Sadly, I tried to write a review already, but it was maybe a little too racey to publish. Sorry to say you missed out.....it was some pretty good material. So onward with the review.....Trey had a great sense of humor and ALWAYS returned phone calls. From my experience that is rare if not extinct. I never felt abandoned. I love the fact that he wore really bright colored socks to court and that told me that he was a horse of a different color. I'm weird, so that stuff makes me feel at home along with the cajoling. He was teasing me after appearing in court with a most excellent joke when my knees were pretty shakey, but quickly let me know he was just giving me a good ribbing. Great to work with and doesn't wear tassels on his shoes or anywhere else that I know of.....I know...it's weird....but that's kind of a thing with me. Keep wearing those psychedelic socks Trey! The court room can always use a splash of color......unless it's blood.....should NEVER be that. And I'm really not a robot.
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Posted by Michael | January 27, 2018
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If you could hire the very best the first time...why wouldn’t you?
Trey was referred to me by one of my clients who happened to be a judge. Trey was the only Attorney referred by this person. My case was very serious as a class 9 felony was looming with overwhelming evidence. Having had virtually no criminal history, and owning my own business, a felony on my record wouldve been a death sentence for my business. Having hired trey in a prior incident with my ex wife, where he made just one phone call to clear up that incident, let me coin the phrase..”in trey I trust” the class 9 felony was reduced to a misdimeamor with the very minimum probation. I’m sure there are many attorneys whose fees are less than mr pettlon and if your criminal or driving record isn’t important to you then one of those attorneys is for you. I’ve always believed that you get what you pay for, and this guy is a game changer.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2017
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Professional experience
Mr. Pettlon did a great job representing me. Trey seemed genuinely concerned with my personal well being and making sure I was properly represented. If looking for a lawyer that will work for you. Mr. Pettlon is your man.
Posted by Kelly | October 28, 2017
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Very satisfied
I contacted Trey when I got into some trouble with the law. I told Trey what I hoped for an outcome, and somehow he made it happen! He was so understanding and never judgemental. He's an excellent attorney and a great person. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2017
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The right choice
Trey helped me with a DUI and was supportive and professional. He was able to get the best outcome for my situation and made it possible to deal with a difficult situation. Highly recommend using him.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2017
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Criminal Case
Trey is not only extremely professional but truly cares about his clients. He has helped me on a couple occasions and there is no one else I would choose to advocate for me.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2017
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Highly Recommended
Needing a defense attorney can be scary and stressful. I feel very fortunate that I ended up working with Trey Pettlon. He was always proffesional and I was very happy with the outcome. Trey was always willing to take time to explain what was going on every step of the way with my case which made me feel comfortable and safe.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2017
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Top Notch Defense Lawyer
While I was dealing with a few misdemeanors and a DUI, Pettlon made the process go smoothly and I'm very satisfied with the outcome. He is a good lawyer and genuine person through and through.
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2016
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Great trial attorney!
I was charged with a felony because of a made up story by my ex. I wasn't taking a plea. We had a trial and after closing arguments, Trey and I went to put change in our parking meters. Before we could even make it out of the courthouse, we got a call from the judge's assistant that the jury was back with a verdict. Not guilty! I wouldn't use another lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2016
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Trey Pettlon is a great trial attorney!
I was charged with a felony theft because of a business disagreement! I have some criminal convictions in my past because I used to fight a lot when I was young so I would have gone to prison for 4 years if I was convicted of this B.S. My other attorney told me to hire Trey. He said we were going to have to have a jury trial. But he was wrong. He got it dismissed at our preliminary hearing! He fought for me. He argued with the prosecutor and the judge. And at the end of the evidence the judge said, and I quote "this isn't a crime!" I'll never be able to thank Trey enough. If you are innocent, you couldn't have a better attorney.
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Posted by Scott | April 14, 2016
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Best Defense Lawyer
Trey is an amazing criminal defense lawyer. He was very thorough in making sure every aspect of my case was considered and reviewed in the appropriate manner. He was there for me in one of the worst times of my life and guided me through it.
Posted by Robert | April 9, 2015
Exceptional Lawyer with excellent results
I am a business owner, known well in the area and typically do not end up in need of legal assistance. An unfortunate time came when I needed a lawyer to resolve a driving matter after a company event one evening. After speaking with several other business associates I contacted Trey Pettlon to discuss my case and see if he could assist. I was impressed at our first meeting with his knowledge and honesty then further impressed at his results. Although he is not the cheapest lawyer in town he may be the very best. I made a mistake in my personal life but hiring Trey helped make that mistake go away with the least amount of pain. I would recommend hiring Mr. Pettlon without hesitation, especially when it comes to your life, reputation and freedom.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2015
Life saver!!!
I was WRONGFULLY ACCUSED of a serious crime and it was the scariest experience of my life! We went to trial and Trey got the case dismissed after a jury trial. I knew I was in good hands from the start (I asked other friends and lawyers.) but seeing him in court was everything I hoped and more. My former attorney recommended him and I am so thankful he did. He is a great trial attorney and I almost defintely would have been convicted without him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2012
Best KC Area Defense Attorney
I was given three names as the top attorneys in Kansas City for a recent DUI. After meeting with all three of them Trey was the obvious choice. His past experience as a prosecutor gives him insight on your case from both sides. A different attorney told me if I hired him I would only talk with his assistant while Trey gave me his mobile number on his card. He was always responsive, reassuring and never over promised. I would strongly recommend Trey Pettlon to anyone who finds themselves in a tough situation and the law.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Municipal Court Judge
  • City of Edgerton
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Johnson County, Ks District Attorney's Office
  • 1991 - 1994

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Associations

  • Johnson County Bar Foundation
  • 2006 - Present
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2001 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation - Sustaining Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • 1991 - Present
  • Midwest Innocence Project
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2014
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Honors and Awards

  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top Trial Lawyers in America
  • 2017
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
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  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Listed
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  • 2014
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  • 2013
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  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • President's Award
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings, Aspatore Publishing
  • "Thorough Strategies for Interviewing Your Client and The Prosecution's Witnesses"
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Trey is a fantastic attorney whom I have known since 1991. He is passionate about his clients' cases, appropriately aggressive with opponents, and rock solid on the law and the facts of each case. Trey knows the prosecutors and judges on both sides of the state line, which helps him build credibility with the people who can influence the outcome of cases. I enjoy working with him on co-defendant cases because he challenges everyone involved to push hard for great outcomes, which is what we have gotten for our clients. I have no reservations in endorsing Trey."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Trey is simply one of the best. He has a great balance of all the essential qualities for a great lawyer: tenacity, legal knowledge, relationships with the judges and prosecutors, great skill and experience, all coupled with a excellent demeanor. I 100% endorse Trey."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly respected attorney with years of experience helping those who need the most help. Unique in his ability to resolve the most difficult and controversial cases with aplomb."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Pettlon is the lawyer that other lawyers will turn to in time of need. This is high praise and it is probably universally the opinion of any member of the Bench or the Bar Association familiar with his work. I have known him for twenty-seven years and have consulted with him on numerous occasions. His ethics are beyond reproach but the thing that separates him is trial experience. For years I kept and reported trial statistics for the Bar Association in one of the larger metropolitan counties where Mr. Pettlon frequently tried cases. His results for his criminal clients were outstanding. Numerous and frequent “not guilty” verdicts in that jurisdiction stand as evidence of his trial skills. I am always amazed when people fail to verify their lawyer's trial experience. While someone has to be a lawyer's "first client," in any particular type of case a "Pettlon client," can rest assured his lawyer has, "been there, done that," many times before."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I would highly recommend Trey as an attorney. He has a tremendous wealth of experience and talent in the legal field. I have personally seen him achieve numerous acquittals for his clients in criminal defense, as well as large verdicts and settlements for his clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I, without hesitation, endorse Trey. Trey is a true professional and an aggressive advocate for his clients. He is well-respected amongst his legal peers. I have nothing but respect for Trey and have consulted with him over the years on a variety of legal issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Trey Pettlon is an aggressive attorney who has respect from fellow lawyers and from the bench."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for his expertise and involvement in the law community."
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