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Robert C. Gigstad

DUI and DWI Attorney at Overland Park, KS

5.0   61 reviews

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    55%

    11 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    All Areas of Criminal Defense, including DUI, Misdemeanor and Felony.

    11 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Expungement
    5%

  4. Personal injury
    5%

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

Robert C. Gigstad, Attorney at Law, Specializes in Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, and Traffic cases in Kansas.  Selected by Super Lawyers for the last 5 years.

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Licensed for 12 years
State KS
Status Authorized to practice law
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/08/2022

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

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Gigstad Law Office, LLC
8000 Foster Street
Overland Park, KS, 66204

Reviews

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Posted by Celia | May 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris was awesome to work with!!!
Chris was very knowledgeable and efficient. He clearly explained the process and all my options. Once the details were sent over, Chris handled everything. Great communicator and honest professional, Chris kept me up to speed on where we were in the process, and he always had time to answer any questions I had. A couple of emails and the job was done. I can’t thank Chris enough for his time and exceptional service! I highly recommend Chris and Gigstad Law Office if you need an attorney!
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Response from Robert Gigstad May 12, 2022
Thanks for the kind words!
Posted by David | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Communicates well
I couldn’t be more pleased with Mr. Gigstad. He was very responsive anytime I contacted him and was able to answer all of my questions regarding my case. Mr. Gigstad kept me informed for the entire duration, which is a different experience that what I’ve had with other attorneys.
Posted by Mark | October 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
My decision to consult and hire Robert Gigstad was by far one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome, this man does his job and he does it extremely well!! I never once stepped foot in a court room, he handled everything from start to finish, so if you’re in a situation and you don’t hire Robert Gigstad, you’re making a mistake!!
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Response from Robert Gigstad October 15, 2021
Thanks for the kind words, I'm glad we were able to help!
Posted by Barbara | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!
Mr. Gigstad was able to solve a traffic ticket fast and efficient for one of our drivers in the company, he was always polite and a total professional on what he does!
Posted by Bonnie | May 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer! Excellent communication!!
Robert helped me out tremendously when my first lawyer bailed on me in the middle of my case. He consulted with me a couple times prior to hire and gave me more information about my situation and case than my first lawyer did. There were no expectations or guarantee of hire, just advice. I hired him to complete my case and early dismissal from diversion from a DUI charge and jumped right in the middle and it was solved faster than I could have ever expected. Aside from his timely and thorough communication in providing understanding of all stages of the process as he proceeded- his do diligence made it easier to get through this process. I would highly recommend Robert, “Chris’s” services to anyone seeking an attorney who will go to bat for you, explain in thorough detail your options and what you can expect and mostly get things done and help as quick as he can. I wish I would have found him from the get go! Great legal office!
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Posted by Jane | May 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket
Robert did a great job on amending my speeding ticket. Very professional and easy to work with. Prompt with response and updates. Highly recommend his services for any of your legal needs. His staff is also professional
Response from Robert Gigstad May 17, 2021
Thanks for the kind review. I'm glad we were able to help!
Posted by Josh | October 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket
I recently got my second speeding ticket in 7 months. Needed a diversion in order for insurance not to go up. I do not live in Kansas City but another attorney referred me. He was prompt and professional and had it settled at very minimal cost on top of the ticket within just a few days. Will save me hundreds of dollars in increased insurance. I also know others who have had great experiences as well. Well worth my time and money.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very efficient. got the work done quick and easy
Worked with Robert to have a traffic violation moved down to a non-moving. The process was quick, easy, and painless.
Posted by Chaae | September 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent job!
Chris got my ticket taken care of quickly and painlessly! He was very helpful and kind and I cannot recommend him enough!
Posted by Nicholas | February 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help With Speeding Ticket
I got a speeding ticket while traveling out of state to which he was able to keep off my record. He was extremely thorough and quick with his responses. Definitely recommend.
Posted by Michael | January 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did a great job
He helped us out of a monumentally unfair charge. The result was even BETTER than we anticipated.
Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"He's Da Man"
He made me feel very comfortable, therefore making my communication between us seam easy and hassel free. He always got back to me in a timely manner and always had a positive solution to my problem.
Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great to work with!
Mr. Gigstad was upfront and professional about what I would be facing from the very beginning. He worked to help me understand the situation and found the best available outcome for me, considering. I would hope if I ever need legal representation again I would be in the hands of someone as professional and experienced as Mr. Gigstad.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Robert was great and easy to work with! He made a stressful situation a breeze. I would highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket...
Robert done a great job with my speeding ticket situation. Was very upfront and honest with cost and what I would need to do to get the ticket handle. I would recommend him for any legal issues. He will get the job done...
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Regional Manager
Chris was great from the start! I made a bad judgement call to get myself into the position I was in, and I needed help to rectify the situation & move forward. I am completely unexperienced when it comes to the law & proceedings. Chris was professional, supportive, and just - HANDLED everything. I appreciate all of his expert help making the most out of a bad choice & bad situation. There is so much additional sleep I could have lost at night if I didn’t trust Chris to guide me in the decision making and achieve the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Chris!
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Response from Robert Gigstad June 6, 2019
Thanks for the kind words! I'm happy we were able to help you with your situation.
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic
I hired attorney Gigstad for my traffic violations in KS. Mr Gigstad was able to dismiss 2 out of 3 violations and get a traffic diversion program for speeding ticket 94/75. I'm pleased with the outcome and would recommend attorney Gigstad.
Posted by Daisy | August 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Supperb professional!
I had a case that it was going to add points to my drivers license and I was in panic. He was able to change to a no points offense in a short period of time with reasonable charges in a very professional way. I will never forget this! I am truly thankful to Mr. Gigstad and highly recommend his services.
Response from Robert Gigstad August 18, 2018
Happy we were able to help!
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work!
Mr. Gigstad was very professional and gave great advice from start to finish with my case. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Kellie | June 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
He handled a speeding ticket had it reduced to a non moving violation all over the phone I did not have to appear in court.
Response from Robert Gigstad June 2, 2018
Glad we were able to help! Thanks for the review.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Gigstad Law Office LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Legal Clerk
  • Federico Consulting Inc.
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Lobbyist
  • State Capital of Kansas
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Legal Intern
  • Leadership Kansas
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Intern for State Rep. Bill Feuerborn
  • State of Kansas
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Legal Clerk
  • Law Office of Craig E. Cole
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Utrecht
  • 2009
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Kansas State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007
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Legal Cases

  • City of Overland Park v. J.O.
  • Case dismissed.
  • City of Emporia v. M.H.
  • Case dismissed.
  • City of Overland Park v. J.W.
  • Not Guilty after trial
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Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kansas Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Business Networking International
  • Education Coordinator
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Washburn Law Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • K-State Alumni Assocation
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Premier Attorney
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Training in Breath Testing on Intoxilyzer 8000
  • TBJ
  • 2015
  • Earl E. O'Connor Inn of Court
  • Earl E. O'Connor Inn of Court
  • 2014
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification
  • NHTSA
  • 2014
  • DWI Detection Program
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • 2014
  • Nominated for Kansas's 10 Best Criminal Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice for DUI Representation
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Nominated for Top 10 Attorney for State of Kansas
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor for DUI
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Clients' Choice for Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Clients' Choice for DUI
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • "A" Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2012
  • DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity Session
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Certificate in Comparative International Law
  • University of Utrecht
  • 2009
  • Certificate in Comparative Criminal Law
  • University of Utrecht
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Speakeasy Publications
  • A Review of the DUI Laws in the State of Kansas
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • House Judiciary Committee
  • Testimony about Administrative Driver's License Hearings for DUI cases in Kansas
  • 2016
  • BNI
  • How a DUI can affect your life
  • 2012
  • Olathe Networking Club
  • Kansas DUI Law
  • 2011
  • BNI Olathe #2
  • DUI Defense in Kansas
  • 2011
  • Business Networking International Olathe Chapter
  • Speeding Ticket Defense in Kansas
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (34)
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Superb attorney with vast experience far exceeding his peers. I offer my strongest endorsement to those seeking a thorough and compassionate defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gigstad is well respected attorney in the Kansas City area. He advocates effectively and aggressively for his clients. You can depend on Mr. Gigstad to provide you excellent advice when you are facing a difficult situation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gigstad is a very knowledgeable and well respected attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert was opposing counsel on a case I handled recently, and I was impressed by his knowledge of the law and the concern he showed for his client. I would not hesitate to refer clients to Robert."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris Gigstad is a well respected attorney and truly a good guy. Chris has the necessary experience required to competently handle your claim."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer; he has the experience to get the job done right the first time. His ability to research and write are second to none and I have observed his courtroom skills to be topnotch, as well. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him if I were in serious trouble."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Friend
"I completely endorse Mr. Gigstad as a Criminal Defense and Traffic Attorney. He is a savvy, professional, and ethical attorney. If you are looking for trustworthy and knowledgeable attorney in the Kansas City area, there is not a better attorney to have in your corner than Mr. Gigstad."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gigstad is a highly competent Kansas attorney, and I would recommend him to those needing services without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Friend
"If you get a DUI/DWI in Overland Park or surrounding areas, Robert Gigstad is your man. He works hard for his clients, provides candid legal advice, and quality representation."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert is a great attorney and an asset to our local legal community! I happily endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a diligent and trustworthy attorney. His clients can be confident they have a very competent attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gigstad is a dedicated, effective attorney who works to ensure the best outcome for each one of his clients. I gladly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse Robert. He is an excellent attorney who fights zealously for his clients. I am honored to be part of a profession that includes Robert."
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