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Paul William Burmaster

DUI and DWI Attorney at Overland Park, KS

4.8   46 reviews

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Licensed for 32 years
State KS
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 1990
Updated 11/08/2022
State MO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1991
Updated 09/21/2022

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Law Offices of Paul W. Burmaster, P.A.
8000 Foster St
Overland Park, KS, 66204

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  46 customer reviews
Posted by Nicholas | April 17, 2019
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DUI Attorney
I was stopped for a DUI in that state of Missouri in the summer of 2018. I live in Kansas so I was not aware of the process of living in another state while in trouble in another. I was placed under arrest and went to jail. After I was released I found attorney Paul Burmaster through a ton of research on finding the best lawyer for my case. After meeting with him I knew this was the man to represent me and my case. Im glad I did. I had 2 court hearings to overcome and try and win my case. The first was the circuit court for keeping my drivers license. Long story short...We won by a judges ruling and I was able to keep my license and not go on any record or take a insurance hit. The 2nd court hearing I had to attend was for the criminal side of it with the KCMO Municipal Court. Prior to this Paul had came up with the best plan to represent and fight my case before going into the court room. I was always aware and kept in contact at all times of these hearings so I was fully aware of what was going on at all times. The day of the court hearing with the judge, prosecutor, and two police officers I knew what was going on during my trial keeping me in more of a calm state of mind knowing I had a good fighting chance to win. This helped me keep focused and my stress low at a time like this. During this trial I observed Paul being very organized and two steps ahead of everyone in the court room. With his knowledge and aggressive skill set we were able to win my case and was dismissed. I was very pleased with the outcome and would recommend this attorney to anyone. He will stand up for you and your rights to deliver the best outcome of any case that is brought to him. Thanks Again.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2019
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Very Persistent and Knowledgeable
I hired Paul to help me with a DUI charge that I faced in Kansas. From the beginning, I knew I was in good hands. He was thorough, persistent with communication, and able to defend me to the greatest degree when the time came to do so. We won my DUI case, and I could not be happier with the results, as well as the effort that Paul put forth in making it happen. If you ever need someone who knows the law and is willing to fight to the end to win, you should absolutely consider hiring Paul Burmaster as your attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2018
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Very persistent, he didn't give up on my case
I was stopped for a DUI and Paul convinced me to go all the way through trial. After the prosecution wasn't able to get my case ready for speedy trial, he managed to get the case dismissed.
Posted by Morgan | September 27, 2018
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Thankful for this wonderful lawyer
I have hired Paul twice for DUI arrests. During the most stressful time in my life he was incredible. He took the time to learn about me personally without judgement and WON MY CASE. A dedicated and available lawyer I am so grateful for. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2018
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Excellent lawyer, very persistent!
I hired Paul when I had some legal issues. The case ended up taking over a year to be resolved, during the entire time Paul kept me informed on what was happening. He never gave up on my case and kept pushing until we got the result we wanted. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to represent me in a time I needed him most.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2017
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Paul is the right choice!
I was arrested for dui in 2015 and contacted Paul shortly after the arrest. Right from the beginning I knew Paul was the right choice to represent me. His knowledge of the legal process is unparalleled and very reassuring. Paul always returned my calls and answered any questions that I had. I know Paul has many clients but he always made me feel like I was his only one. It’s that personal touch that goes a long ways. Paul won my administrative hearing and got my criminal charges dismissed and I cannot thank him enough. Every case is different, and results will vary, but during such a stressful time, make the right choice and hire Paul Burmaster as your attorney.
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Posted by Justin | October 10, 2017
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Dedicated, knowledgeable, commited. Excellent Lawyer
I contacted Paul Burmaster regarding a DUI charge. He was friendly and extremely knowledgeable regarding potential approaches to this type of case. He was also very realistic about the potential outcomes and did not over promise on a result. I chose to go with him after consulting with multiple other lawyers, and could not be happier with my choice. Paul was very thorough, going over ever detail of the case with a fine tooth comb. In the end he educated me regarding the potential approaches we could take with the case, leaving the ultimate decision to me. I opted to fight the charge, and although the case did drag out longer than anticipated I remained confident in my decision to hire Paul as well as fight the charge. In the end we were victorious and the charges of the DUI were dropped. I couldn't be happier with the result, Paul has allowed me to move along with my life, and put this behind me. I would absolutely recommend Paul to anyone looking for an excellent lawyer.
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Posted by Jordan | August 26, 2017
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Outstanding Attorney!
Paul Burmaster is one of the best Defense Counsel in Kansas City. He handled my case professionally, did an excellent job and the result was far beyond what I expected could ever have been possible. I am forever thankful for Paul's excellent work and would highly recommend him as an Attorney.
Posted by Tiffani | July 13, 2017
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Amazing!
Paul was definitely the best lawyer I could have found. I have used his services twice now and had great results both times. He's very timely and caring about your case which is what I really liked, and compared to some other attorneys I had met with, Paul seemed to be more knowledgeable about both my cases and my options, and did the greatest job in explaining it to me in a way I can understand. I have advised many people and told others as well about how great he was and that if they ever needed a lawyer, contact Paul.
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Posted by James | June 5, 2017
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Dui attorney
I got a DUI December 2015 I contacted Mr. Burmaster as I seen he had great reviews, well I wasnt wrong​. From day 1 Mr. Burmaster made me feel very comfortable and confident. Answering and or returning my calls. In the end I can say Mr. Burmaster was a pitbull in court all the while retaining complete professionalism.. WE WON so all in all a great experience!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2017
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Amazing KS/MO attorney!
I was arrested for a DUI and hired Paul Burmaster as my attorney. He was very willing and able to help me get those charges dismissed against my driver's license and the DUI reduced to a charge that did not affect my driving record. I am very pleased with his work and recommend him to anyone with legal issues looking for an awesome attorney! He not only stood up for me in court, but also saved my career in the midst of my trouble.
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Posted by Colin | April 25, 2017
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Jackson county dui
Paul was fantastic. He made this high stress problem go as smoothly as possible. I told him what was most important for me and my situation and paul delivered the results I was hoping for. I would recommend Paul to anyone needing legal advice.
Posted by John | October 9, 2016
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Absolute best choice, highly recommended
Absolute best choice I could of made. Paul Burmaster from the beginning is on the case to get the best results possible for you. His experience and knowledge in the field is undoubtedly top notch. He truly looks for and is forthright with what he feels is the best path to take. He was able to get my charges amended with the least impact on me personally. Paul’s communication is great and puts you at ease with the process from start to finish. He truly cares for his clients. I highly recommend Paul to take care of your legal needs.
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Posted by Lindsay | June 14, 2016
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Great attorney
This was my first DUI. It is a very stressful experience, but Paul Burmaster eased my fears and made me feel like there was hope. Every situation is different, but he was able to get my DUI reduced to a non moving violation. He is extremely knowledgeable, and very personable. Even though he had a lot of clients at the same time as me, I never felt under-appreciated, or that he was slacking on my case. I would recommend him to anyone I know that is needing legal counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2016
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Your search for a lawyer is over!
Paul has represented me on 4 separate occasions and has produced excellent results every time. Specifically, he helped me to avoid felony charges on my 3rd DUI. Also, when facing multiple charges in another case, he was able to get the charges combined into a single offense, for which I received a diversion. I have recommended Paul to my friends and I recommend him to anyone reading this review. Paul takes people as he finds them and never passes judgement. He knows all the right people and his knowledge is second to none. If you need a lawyer, do yourself a favor and call Paul Burmaster.
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Posted by Stephen | April 19, 2016
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Thank you for a solid defense
From the first meeting Paul I was happy with my choice of a lawyer. In our first meeting he clearly explained what the possible outcomes were based on the limited information I could provide him at the time. His information proved to be completely accurate after he received the police report and he successfully negotiated the best possible outcome for the case. He knows the law and the people in the court system so that he can work out the best outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2016
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Extremely Impressed
I had been charged with a DUI in an incident involving an accident. I contacted Paul shortly after the incident, and hired him shortly after initially contacting him. He handled my case for me from beginning to end, and I was extremely impressed and satisfied with his work. He was extremely helpful and professional, and his years of experience were very apparent. My license was never suspended, and the DUI charge was dropped down to a defective equipment conviction. That was a better result than I had ever expected. Paul was easy to contact when I had questions, and he is very reasonably priced. I would recommend him to anyone in a situation similar to mine.
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Posted by Sheldon | March 14, 2016
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A+ Lawyer
I could not be more pleased with Paul Burmaster. He is a wonderful lawyer.(straight Forward) As i described my case with him he told me the best and worse case scenario's. It's my first time getting in trouble with the law regarding a DUI. In the beginning he said it may not be possible for a Diversion due to all the facts in the case. After all the fear i had, he told me i would qualify after going up to bat for me. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. i would recommend Him to everyone. And i will use him in the future.(if i need him) :)
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Posted by Mike | January 10, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer
I couldn't of been more pleased with the outcome of my DUI. I got off with only forty hours of community service, only six month of probation, as well as I was able to keep my drivers license. I would recommend Paul Burmaster to anyone in a similar situation. Thank you Paul.
Posted by Chris | December 31, 2015
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100% Recomend
Would recommend Paul to any one with legal troubles works very hard for his clients and moves fast to get things done. Will explain everything so that you can understand it. Very stand up guy!!! Thanks a ton Paul
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 40 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Paul W Burmaster P.A.
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Kansas
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Associations

  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Governors
  • 2009 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A

Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Johnson County Bench Bar Conference
  • DUI
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Subject matter expert on DUI/DWI law and practice. Moves effortlessly through the criminal justice system's complex milieu. Will uncover and exploit weaknesses in prosecutor's case that most other attorney's would mot even notice notice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is one of the best DUI defense attorneys in the Kansas City metor area. He is hard working, responsive and ethical. I can recommend without hesitation that people allow Paul to represent them in this important and difficult area of the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a top notch advocate. You can't go wrong hiring him for your DUI case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Everything about Paul is First-Class - from his appearance and demeanor in the courtroom to his command of Kansas Law. Anyone unfortunate enought to be facing any criminal charges would feel both confident and proud to walk into the courtroom with Paul as their lawyer. Top-notch."
Personal injury Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Burmaster for over 20 years. He is an experienced, diligent and effective criminal defense attorney who is very well respected. I have referred clients to him in the past and will confidently do so in the future."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul Burmaster is truly an authority on DUI Defense. He does an excellent job representing his clients and keeping them informed about their cases."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Burmaster for many years and he has always had a stellar reputation among the bench and bar. He is an outstanding attorney and one of the very best in his field. I do not hesitate to refer clients to Paul and have on many occasions."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Few attorneys actually devote the time necessary to truly excel at what they do. Paul Burmaster is among those few, without question. I would not hesitate to send a friend or family member to him, should they ever need the assistance of a lawyer. I am proud to give him my wholehearted recommendation."
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Overland Park DUI and DWI Lawyer Paul William Burmaster
Paul William Burmaster
DUI and DWI Attorney
Overland Park, KS
Licensed for 32 years
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