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Tyler Powell Garretson

Criminal defense Attorney at Olathe, KS

4.8   24 reviews

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If you have been accused of committing a crime, you need to know where you can turn to procure trustworthy and reliable help. Look no further than the law office of Garretson, Webb & Toth. A Kansas City criminal attorney at this office has dealt with all kinds of criminal charges and wants to help you pursue the outcome that is in your best interests. Attorney Christian Webb received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law. He has a membership with the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the Johnson County Bar Association, and the Johnson County Bar Foundation. Attorney Tyler P. Garretson received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law. He has been the President of both the Criminal Law Section of the Kansas Bar Association and the Johnson County Bar Foundation. He has a membership with the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Johnson County Bar Association, The Kansas Bar Association, and the Johnson County Bar Foundation. Attorney W. Scott Toth earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Kansas School of Law. He has been admitted to the Kansas Bar, the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. He has a membership with the Kansas Bar Association and the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The team of attorneys at Garretson, Webb & Toth law firm wants to help you fight your charges and pursue a fresh start at life. They have a thorough understanding of the criminal process and are well equipped to take on your case and support you at this time. Do not hesitate to pick up the phone and contact this law office.

Licensed for 26 years
State KS
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 02/05/2023
State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1996
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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Garretson & Toth, LLC
105 East Park Street
Olathe, KS, 66061

Reviews

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Posted by Alisha | August 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer - Very Prompt and Efficient
Mr. Garretson handled two traffic tickets from start to finish. One was reduced to a lesser charge and the other was dismissed completely. I called and obtained his services on a Friday and the case was closed by the following Wednesday! He was extremely nice to work with.
Posted by Denissa | August 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
After having a horrible experience with a different attorney, I contacted Tyler Garretson. He was quick to take action and kept me informed setting my mind at ease. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Posted by Peters | October 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific Lawyer
Mr., Garretson is a wonderful lawyer who is very passionate about his role as a defense lawyer. I hired him for an assault case and from day one I began to see tremendous progress. He worked tirelessly and advice that I go to trial after reviewing the evidence. During trial he was calm and asked surgical precise questions until he argued for dismissal. the Judge agreed with him and case was dismissed just 20 mins of trial. he is very knowledgeable of the law and can predict outcome with precision. He is one if not the best around Johnson County.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2020
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Wonderful experience
Mr. Garretson was incredible to work with from start to finish. He is a no-nonsense kind of guy who is also very personable and warm, which is so difficult to find. My case dealt with a sensitive subject that I had no previous experience with, but after our first meeting I had complete confidence that I had chosen the right representation moving forward. Tyler knows everyone in the system, will stand and fight hard for you, and is a complete professional through and through.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2019
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Hire Tyler
Tyler has represented me on three separate occasions, and was extremely lucky to have been referrrd into him. After skillfully executing the strategy, the judge’s response was, “You’d better thank your attorney, Mr. Garretson here, because this is like lightning striking on a clear blue, sunny day.” Best representation money can buy! Thanks Tyler!
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2019
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Great references; Great experience in an awful situation
My family was facing an extremely difficult circumstance around the holidays. Mr Garretson was recommended by friends who had experienced the juvenile justice system. Mr. Garretson's quick response and action on our behalf spared us tremendous grief. He immediately saw our distress and acted when it would have been perfectly reasonable to wait over a weekend. His gut feeling led to quick action that prevented charges from even being filed. He went out of his way to be aggressive on our behalf and was efficient with our funds to boot. He was reassuring but truthful and realistic. We truly appreciated his help.
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Posted by Mikey | January 18, 2019
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Awesome lawyer, awesome person.
Tyler Garretson was my attorney and he was sincerely awesome to work with. We chose him because he seemed realistic with the assessment of our situation. He helped pick a solution that fit with my lifestyle and really followed through. Was incredible and professional the entire time even when I was difficult and stressed out. Honestly couldn’t have picked a better or kinder person to represent me. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2019
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BEST LAWYER EVER
I contacted Tyler after being falsely charged with domestic battery. He was very responsive and treated me like we've known each other for years. He got my charges dropped to a Class C misdemeanor Disordely Conduct. Was supposed to do 6 months of probation and after only 3 months Tyler was able to end my probation early!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2017
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Tyler was Great!!
Tyler got me what I wanted and made it easy to get this behind me. Highly recommended.!!!
Posted by Jessica | July 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent with juveniles
After having to let another attorney go due to a severe lack of communication skills, I was lucky to find Tyler Garretson to help my son with drug charges. He was quick to take on the case and get in front of the judge to make sure things were moving along. His communication skills were excellent. I was able to feel at ease because he took time out of his busy day to send a brief email. In the end, he got my son the best conclusion we could have ever asked for, and for that I will be eternally grateful. Don't waste another minute with anyone else. Just hire Mr. Garretson.
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Posted by Matt | January 26, 2017
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Tyler Garretson is a Distinguished Attorney and I am Extremely Grateful
Mr. Tyler Garretson is a true professional and exceptional at his practice. He is smart, prompt, genuine, and truly cares about the well-being of his clients. Straightforward, thoughtful, and resourceful are among his other good qualities. With his abilities as a successful attorney and reasonable fees, he is the best. Tyler's track record is outstanding and speaks for itself. Because of another person's foolish actions and poor decision-making, I was put in a very difficult situation. Fortunately, Tyler was able to get the case dismissed before it went to trial. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an honest attorney who will fight for his clients. Thank you Tyler!
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Posted by Brad | November 19, 2016
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Awesime!
This guy is great! I had bench warrant for missing court due to my own negligence, Tyler came through for me the next day on his day off and saved me from being put in jail with a great deal waiting for me on my next court date. This man did not owe me that by any means but he didi it, that is a lawyer that cares about his clients.
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Posted by Crystal | July 26, 2016
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Mr. Garretson is excellent.
When your son is dating someone with emotional issues, whom is unbalanced, it is scary enough. When your son tries to break it off, and that person takes a whole new trip down crazy road and your son lands up being arrested because of it, it's terrifying. When you've had no legal experience, your family suddenly finds itself thrust into the scary legal world that's revolving around you, and evaluations and appointments and dates are being thrown at you. An appointed attorney who barely takes time to listen to your side of the story is thrown at you, and you fear for your sons' future. When we, unfortunately, found ourselves thrown into this situation, we called a friend who's family member is an attorney. The attorney highly recommended Tyler Garretson. We were told for a juvenile criminal case, there was no one better in Johnson County. When we first met Mr. Garretson, we were immediately impressed and put at ease. He took time out of his Saturday morning to meet with us, as we were too anxious to wait until Monday morning. Tyler was invested in our conversation and listened to my sons' side of the story and gave us the first glimpse of hope that we had had in this terrible situation. He made us feel a lot better about the situation that we were facing and was upfront and honest throughout the process. He was with us every step of the way, and we could email him at any time and he would always reply promptly. We were kept notified of what we needed to do, and never felt that we were alone in this scary world. We highly recommend Mr. Garretson. While we certainly hope to never have the need to use him professionally again, if trouble did arise, he would be our first call.
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Posted by Susan | December 7, 2015
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None Better
Tyler Garretson is a wonderful attorney who really does care about his clients and proves it by going the extra mile. We cannot put into words how grateful we are that he helped our daughter. I highly recommend Mr. Garretson for your defense.
Posted by James | January 21, 2015
I am lucky I found this guy
About six months ago my door was kicked in. I was found with 2 1/2 lbs. of marajuana and charged with several felonys, which by today's stadards warrants a time of up to five to eight years in prison. I am happy to say that in the end we were able to make a deal at only 35 days with a sentence of probation. I feel so relieved and blessed I found Tyler and hired him as my attorney. Because of him I am able to keep my job and I have a second chance and I just wanna say thank you to him
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Posted by Lauren | December 18, 2014
Can't ask for any better...
For someone who has never been in trouble with the law before I could not have asked for a better attorney to assist me. Family members of mine had used Tyler multiple times in the past (always with good outcomes) but I personally had not met him prior to earlier this year. Tyler was a very calming force in my state of panic after being arrested for the first (and hopefully last) time ever. His confidence, in a way, was very comforting. He is extremely knowledgeable as well as professional, which is evident both in his office and in the courtroom. He spent a good amount of time answering questions for me of the "what ifs" which were spinning around in my head with regards to what could happen. He also clearly put a significant amount of time in to researching my case and finding the best possible ways to assist me. He kept me well informed throughout every step of the legal process. Never once was I worried about what was going on with my case, or when we would need to appear in court, etc. At the end of the day, I could not have, and would not have asked for a better lawyer. If a criminal lawyer is what you're looking for, then look no further- you've found one of the very best out there.
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2014
Excellent
I strongly recommend Mr Garretson. I was facing 142 months with a paid lawyer who wanted me to sign a plea deal for 7 years. I switched to Mr Garretson and with his help, expertise, advice and diligence I served 60 days in jail with 3 years probation. I now will be able to see my daughter grow into a beautiful young lady instead of coming home as a stranger. I would suggest his services to anyone because he stands for the people. He will go to war for you and that is what I needed with my life on the line. I would give him 10 stars if I could.
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2014
If you need a lawyer, Tyler Garretson is the one to call.
If you need an attorney, Tyler Garretson is the one for you. We know this because he represented a family member of ours on more than one occasion, and he always did an outstanding job. And I do mean outstanding! He is experienced. He knows the law inside and out, and he explains the procedures of the legal system in easy-to-understand terms. He knows the other people involved in the Johnson County, Kansas court system, and he has a good rapport with them. He doesn’t judge or look down on his clients. He is readily available for questions and he responds quickly to phone calls, emails and text inquiries. He is always prompt and prepared for court with all the necessary paperwork. On top of all that, he is a genuinely nice, humble, and caring person. If you need help in a legal situation, he will be your best advocate.
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Posted by Donna | January 20, 2014
Great Attorney!
Our son has struggled with anxiety since he was approximately four years old. He has also been challenged academically and was diagnosed with ADHD in middle school. In efforts to support and advocate for our son we consulted with psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors for years. In middle school, our son began self medicating with drugs and alcohol, and this led to legal consequences. Trying to navigate the legal system became overwhelming, and fortunately, a friend with similar circumstances referred us to Tyler. Although similar situations are very prevalent in our community, amongst young people, parents do not share openly about this, so we were very grateful for the referral. We have continued to recommend Tyler to friends in need of legal assistance for their children. Tyler is a very congenial person, which was appealing as there is some shame and guilt associated with having a child that has broken the law. He has put legal ramifications in laymen terms and provided guidance and support. He has even been willing to connect with my husband and myself, after hours, and he seems to have empathy with the anxiety parent’s experience. Recently, we decided to hire Tyler rather than continue with our court appointed attorney. Once Tyler became involved our needs began to be met. Prior to Tyler’s assistance, we felt helpless and at the mercy of a confusing legal system. We continue to navigate the legal system, but feel more confident knowing Tyler is advocating for our son and our family.
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Posted by Todd L | January 15, 2014
Tyler Garretson is an Outstanding attorney
Our teenage son had a lapse in judgment about a year ago and infringed on another teenage boy when overreacting to a practical joke. The other boy was not seriously hurt but the situation could have been more serious, so the boy's mother filed a police report even though she did not want to press charges. About four months after the incident we were informed the fire department was going to have the DA press charges despite our attempts to get our son into their fire safety class. The charge was a felony aggravated battery, which was over the top considering what actually happened. Within a few days after the complaint was delivered, we got a letter from Tyler informing us he was court-appointed to represent our son. We thought the charges were much more serious than warranted, but we walked into Tyler's office thinking we would just do a diversion. He was professional yet connected with us and our son and spoke like we had know each other for years. He explained the pitfalls of just accepting a diversion because the charge was so serious, and how that could impact our son if he made any stupid mistake while on diversion. Then he described a plan to have our son write a letter of apology, do 20 hours of community service, and complete the fire safety class so he could ask the DA to simply dismiss the charge. It was a process to get the fire safety class scheduled because the fire department was not cooperative, but Tyler kept us informed, connected us with another professional to complete a requirement for scheduling the class, and prodded the right people in the right way to finally get our son into the fire safety class. Our son completed the class shortly before Christmas, yet Tyler diligently put together a package for the DA and got the charge dismissed during two holiday shortened weeks. Tyler's professionalism and expertise gave us a much better outcome than first expected. He was responsive and helpful throughout the entire process. We highly recommend Tyler and will send anyone & everyone we know his way, knowing they will get great service as well!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Owner
  • GWT Properties, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Partner/ Owner
  • Garretson, Webb & Toth, LLC
  • 2001 - Present

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • University of Kansas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992
  • University of Kansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Associations

  • GT Properties, LLC
  • Partner/Owner
  • 2008 - Present
  • Garretson & Toth, LLC
  • Partner/Owner
  • 2001 - Present
  • State of Colorado
  • Registered to Practice Law (Inactive)
  • N/A
  • United States District Court Western District of Missouri
  • Registered to Practice Law
  • N/A
  • United States District Court of Kansas
  • Registered to Practice Law
  • N/A
  • Kansas Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision
  • Governor Appointee
  • N/A
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • N/A
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL)
  • Membership
  • N/A
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Section President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Johnson County Bar Foundation
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Johnson County Bar Foundation
  • Vice President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Drug and Alcohol Council of Johnson County
  • President
  • 2000 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top Young Attorneys in Missouri & Kansas
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
Endorse Tyler
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tyler for many years in the legal field. He has a great reputation, and does great work. I would highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent lawyer with great reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tyler. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Olathe Criminal defense Lawyer Tyler Powell Garretson
Tyler Powell Garretson
Criminal defense Attorney
Olathe, KS
Licensed for 26 years
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