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Vincent James Rivera

Drug Crime Attorney at Olathe, KS

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Vincent

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The reasons I chose to be a Kansas criminal defense lawyer are difficult to put into words.

It’s the feeling I get when I see somebody’s car pulled over and they watch helplessly as their property is searched. I wonder: was there a legitimate reason for the stop? Did they consent to the search?

When I hear on the news that a suspect is taken into custody, my first thoughts are: How did they get to be a suspect in the first place? Will they be intimidated into surrendering their rights? Do they really understand the Miranda warning? What coercive interrogation tactics will be used? Promises? Threats? Lies?

If a case does make it to trial: Will the judge and jury really presume the Defendant is innocent? What extra credibility will they give an accuser's testimony over the Defendants? Will the jury truly not use the Defendant’s silence as an inference of guilt?

If someone is sentenced to prison: What kind of person will they be when they complete their sentence? Once they have paid their debt to society, the stigma of being a ‘felon’ will forever haunt them, taking away their right to vote, bear arms and eligibility for countless jobs. Is this really in the public’s best interest?

These are my thoughts and some of the feelings that inspired me to become a Kansas criminal defense lawyer and continue to drive me every day to defend our rights.

Vincent Rivera,
Kansas Criminal Defense Attorney

Specializes in Federal and State Criminal Defense.


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Rivera Law LLC
100 E. Park St, Suite 8
Olathe, KS, 66061


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Posted by Benjamin | February 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Thank you so much. You were sent from heaven for my case. The effort and the check ups too was amazing. I don’t even know what to say, but I will recommend you for everyone especially those with worsted cases . God bless your family too.
Posted by Jackson | August 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Confidence at work
Mr. Rivera is a great attorney, he takes his time to listen to his clients. He asks questions to clarify client's story. He asks the right questions and he is engaged in the talk. He evaluates your statements from the notes he took by asking questions about everything to make sure he gets it right. I felt like he has great listening skills. He does not pass judgment on clients but he will tell you all the possible outcome of the case. He will advise on all possible routes available for which the case may take and leave it the clients to make the final call. The other positive thing I found about him is that he takes the time to communicate to his clients directly and not through the secretary. He give clients his cell phone and can be reached pretty much anytime. He actually advice you to call anytime with anything new or you feel like discussing with him. To some level he builds a relationship that feels more like friendship. This kind of approach gives create an environment of openess which in turn help with case because when clients feel confident of his abilities to defend them. Another positive of Mr Riviera is that once you hire him he will always have time for you regardless of have an appointment or not. You can pop in his office anytime and he will create time, like I mentioned it more of a friend than an attorney. You don't feel intimidated approaching him about your case. Mr Riviera also does prepare you as a client by have another attorney not involved in the case play a role of a real court scenario to evaluate the client's readiness to be in court. This experience alot helps you build confidence when faced with angry prosecutora ready to tare you down. I had mostly positive experience with Mr Riviera throughout the entire process. I started out in fear but as time when by I built confidence because he is a lawyer that believes in his ability and he will transfer it to his clients. I believe more cases are won with confidence and lost when fear creeps in. His may be pricey but trust me no price will be a not guilty result any day. He is very understanding and can work with payment plan as long as you keep your end of the deal. I rated him excellent not just because he won my case, but because he deserved it. I would rate him the same regardless of the outcome. He is a very smart attorney he somehow has a knowledge of how things may play out and plans on all possible scenarios. This gives him an edge if he needs to change defense approach. His reassurance alone can make you believe on positive outcome when things look hopeless.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Rivera Law, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Johnson County Public Defender's Office
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Saline County Public Defender
  • 2009 - 2012


  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Kansas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • "Instigation, Reaction, and Escalation"
  • Not Guilty


  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Educator Award
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Vinnie for over a decade. He is an excellent and experienced attorney. He cares about his clients, knows the law, knows how to deal with prosecutors, and obtains great results. I strongly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Vincent Rivera is one of if not the best criminal defense lawyer in Johnson County, Kansas. I've had numerous cases against him and must say that his clients are always in great hands. He knows the law, he knows how to work in the courtroom and he's not afraid to try and win BIG cases. He's not a cheapo lawyer but he is worth every penny he charges, because he gets the job done! I would send any client charged with a crime, from murder charges to federal crimes, all the way to misdemeanors and DWI/DUI to Vincent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vinnie is a skillful trial attorney and excellent litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Vinnie. I consider him one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the Kansas City area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Vinnie is passionate about his work and is an excellent attorney. He quick wit and legal knowledge serves his clients well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Vincent. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Vinnie for over two years. Whenever I had the opportunity to watch Vinnie interact with clients and/or go to court, I was able to learn something new. Vinnie not only knows the law, he also knows how to communicate the law to clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vinnie is a strong and vital advocate for his clients in court. He is always willing to try a new strategy if it will help his client. His knowledge of the courts and the law are solid and his client communications are through."
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Olathe Drug Crime Lawyer Vincent James Rivera
Vincent James Rivera
Drug Crime Attorney
Olathe, KS
Licensed for 14 years
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