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Leslie F. Hulnick is a New York State native who earned his J.D. from the University of Denver in 1975. He maintains the highest rating (“5.0/5.0 AV Preeminent”) from the renowned Martindale-Hubbell rating system. He is a founding member, past dean, and now a Fellow of the National College for DUI Defense. He was the recipient, at Harvard University, of the Erwin-Taylor Award in July, 2014 at the Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense for his lifetime accomplishments and contributions not only the National College, but also to the entire defense community.

An active member in the legal community, Mr. Hulnick has chaired and served on local and national legal organization committees including having been a founding member and past president of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. As president of the Wichita Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee, he was instrumental in changing local rules on jury selection; the jury pool was opened to include licensed vehicle drivers. Mr. Hulnick was honored to receive the Wichita Bar Association’s President’s Award for these efforts to reform the jury pool system. He has authored “The Law of DUI,” and “The Law of Preliminary Hearings”, as published in the Kansas Bar Association’s Criminal Law Handbook.

Mr. Hulnick has lectured for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at its annual DUI seminar in Las Vegas. He has also spoken to groups, including the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Wichita Bar Association, the National Conference of Sheriffs and Chiefs, the Western Conference of Forensic Pathologists, the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, the Kansas Hospital Association, the Washburn University School of Law C.L.E. Program, the American College of Legal Medicine, the Texas Bar Association, and the New York State Bar Association. Topics have included “Defending DUI”, “Dealing With an Expert Witness”, “Ethics of Criminal Trial Lawyers”, Dangers of Criminal Prosecution of Physicians”, “Cross Examination of Field Sobriety Tests”, and “Environmental Conditions Regarding Field Sobriety Tests”.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%



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  • Joseph Mariner Gerstenzang

    I proudly endorse Les Hulnick. Les is a nationally recognized speaker. His lectures have been an incredible resource for me and I am a better lawyer for it.


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Contact info

Hulnick, Stang, Gering & Leavitt P.A.

310 W Central Ave Ste 111
Wichita, KS, 67202-1003


KSAuthorized to practice law197507/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorneys in Missouri and KansasSuper Lawyers2015
Erwin Taylor Award for Lifetime AchievmentNational College for DUI Defense2014
Top Attorneys in Missouri and KansasSuper Lawyers2014
Top Attorneys in Missour and KansasSuper Lawyers2013
Top Attorneys in Missouri and KansasSuper Lawyers2012
Top Attorneys in Missouri and KansasSuper Lawyers2011
Top Attorneys in Missouri and KansasSuper Lawyers2010
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1994
Presidents Award for Outstanding ServiceWichita Bar Association1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerHulnick, Stang and Gering1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseFounding Member, Past Dean, Fellow1995 - Present
Kansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFounding Member and Past President1988 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member1976 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
Wichita Bar AssociationPast Chairman of Criminal Law Committee1975 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Derby v. LackeyAppeal Successful
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kansas Criminal Law HandbookChapter 26: The Law of DUI2016
Kansas Criminal Law HandbookChapter 7: The Law of Preliminary Hearings2016
Kansas Criminal Law HandbookChapter 7: The Law of Preliminary Hearings2006
Kansas Criminal Law Handbook 4th Ed.Chapter 26: The Law of DUI2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Friends UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1972
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DWI on Trial - Big Apple XVVoir Dire - Picking the right Jury2015
Defense of the Drinking DriverField Sobriety Tests2015
Summer SessionDefending With Integrity2013
Keys to SucessCross Examining the Officer: Field Sobriety Tests2012
Jail House RockTrial Tactics2012
DUI - A Kaleidoscopic PerspectiveA View form All Sides of the Aisle2011
Summer SessionOpening Statements2010
Municipal Law Practice CLEDUI Case and Legislative Update2010
DUI Winter SessionMaking the Most of Your Opening and Closing2010
DUI SeminarComposing a Winning Opening Argument2010
DUI SeminarEthical Issues in DUI Cases2010
DUI SeminarEthical Issues in DUI Casses2010
Standardized Field Sobriety TestsEthical Issues in DUI Cases2009
Spring DUI SeminarDUI Case and Legislative Update2009
Municipal Law Practice CLEDUI Case and Legislative Update2009
Fall CLE SeminarEthical Issues in DUI Cases2009
Big Apple DWI CLEAnatomy of a Trial by Jury2009
Spring CLE SeminarPicking a Winning Jury2008
DWI Means: Defend with IntegrityScoring the Winning Touchdown with Your Closing Argument2008
DUI SeminarProsecotorial Misconduct in Voir Dire2008
Big Apple DWI CLEOpening Statements and Closing Arguments in DUI Cases2008
20th Anniversary Fall CLE SeminarOpening Statements and CLosing Arguments in DUI Cases2008
Standardized Field Sobriety TestsEthical Issues in DUI Cases2007
Mastering Scientific EvidenceEthically Preparing your Expert for Direct and Cross-Examination2007
Big Apple DWI CLEA Potpourri of Voir Dire Preactice Pointers2007