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Michael Kiel Kaiser

Criminal defense Attorney at Little Rock, AR

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Michael Kaiser, Mike Kaiser

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Attorney at Lassiter & Cassinelli in Little Rock, AR.

Licensed to practice in all Arkansas state courts, Arkansas federal courts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Licensed for 8 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2015
Updated 12/05/2022

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

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Lassiter & Cassinelli
300 S Spring Street, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR, 72201


5.0 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Posted by Trevor | December 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST of the BEST
Michael Kiel Kaiser is downright the best lawyer around. He doesn't tell you what you want to hear, he tells you what you need to hear and what is true. He stays in contact and is extremely professional. His passion for law and defense shows through his dedication in representing you as from what I have experienced 1st hand. He negotiated my class c felony charge (possession/intent to deliver of 23lbs of marijuanna) down to a misdemeanor with a small fine. I couldn't ask for a better outcome or lawyer. Thank you Mike!!
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Posted by Tammy | November 4, 2021
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Expert with compassion
Upon our first meeting Mike made us feel heard and validated. He listened, made a plan, and executed swiftly. These issues had been following our family for 15 years, but we were fearful to pursue a resolution. We are forever grateful for his passion to help!
Posted by Krystopher | November 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Little Rock Legendary Lawyer
Mr. Kaiser goes above and beyond for the client. Mr. Kaiser has a keep it real attitude. He informs client of the process in a clear manner, making sure client understands what exactly is going to happen and how to prepare. Mr. Kaiser does his homework well when preparing cases. Mr. Kaiser is very knowledgeable in navigating the courts. legal statutes, etc. Mr. Kaiser is personable but professional. Mr. Kaiser represented me in a criminal case, pro-bono, for over a year. Communication was timely, professional, and every step of process explained to me in laymen's terms. Mr. Kaiser made sure I understood each part of the process and what to expect. Mr. Kaiser worked with me to be prepared for each appearance and was always reassuring of any anxiety I experienced throughout proceedings. He was transparent in his methods and included me in that process along the way vs talking at me about what he was doing. Our case was dismissed and I am very happy with the representation and outcome of my case. I would seek his services again should I need them in the future. Mr. Kaiser is criminal defense. He is happy to connect a client to further needs beyond his scope. Concluding our relationship, Mr. Kaiser went beyond to further connect me to another lawyer who is helping me with a civil matter. Overall, if you want a person who does their homework and will keep it real with you about the process and possible outcomes, this is your man.
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Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2020
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You Won't Regret Hiring Michael Kaiser
Mr. Kaiser is VERY knowledgeable, not only of the laws of the land, but specifically Case Law and how it can benefit or harm his clients in court. Mr. Kaiser found items in my case that I was unaware were even relevant to my arguments. This made the difference in a win versus a loss for our team. He thoroughly answered all of my questions and even assisted me in areas of my case that I believe were above and beyond what was required of him.. You definitely want Michael Kaiser on your side.
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Posted by HM | May 4, 2020
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You Want Michael Kaiser on Your Team
Mike Kaiser is the attorney you want in your corner and leading your team. He is focused, aggressive-when needed, and a fearless legal champion. Mike is also a true believer in your right to counsel and a fair trial. Without judgement, Mike will explain the situation and process clearly and in a way that anyone can understand. Mike helped me wade through the process of sealing multiple records in different jurisdictions. While I was unsure of the process and even a little worried, he was confident, calm and knowledgeable. No one wants a lawyer until they need one. If you need a lawyer, don’t hesitate. Call Mike Kaiser.
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Posted by Anthony | March 12, 2020
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I don't regret hiring this man 1 bit
Mike was awesome. He didn't hesitate to go above and beyond for me. The moment we met we was ready for action. He didn't boast, he just got work done. He's extremely laid back but professional, which made the nervous parts easier. I felt 100% better in court knowing he was there.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Most honest and attentive.
Mr. Kaiser took my case head on and exposed a bogus DWI... even the judge told the prosecutor that her case was flawed and the police made so many errors that Mr. Kaiser was able to expose, I was acquitted of all charges.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DWI Lawyer in Arkansas: Law Student Endorsed
As a law student whose future career could hinge on a DWI conviction, there is absolutely no one other than Michael Kaiser I would trust to represent me. When I was arrested for a DWI, I called the James Firm because of its reputation for being the best criminal defense firm in Arkansas. I scheduled an appointment with Mr. Kaiser and was immediately impressed with his knowledge of the law and how he presented himself during our meeting. Note: He will not coddle you, he will not sugar-coat your situation; but he is a brilliant attorney who is extremely gifted in the technical minefield of DWI law. He might not be your best friend, but he will be your best ally in court. He truly fights for the underdog and does a damn good job of it. I couldn't be happier with my experience in hiring Michael. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Richard | December 8, 2018
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Defence for Abby
Michael was very well prepared. He quoted case law that was envaluable in winning our case. I highly recommend him for defence work in criminal cases.
Posted by Crystal | March 23, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and straightforward
He answered all my questions clearly and precisely. Hewas calm in the midst of the storm and kept reasurring me that everything would be fine. He listed all my options and the pros and cons of each. I would reccomend him.
Posted by Brenda | September 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Kaiser was my attorney. He was very dedicated and kept me informed with the progress. He worked hard and is very caring
Posted by Shannan | April 17, 2017
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Review-Michael Kaiser (The best among the best)
My first job was working in a constitutional office. While working with attorneys there, I developed the impression that attorneys were very rude. I found myself in an unfortunate situation and I needed to seek legal help. I received a letter from James Law Firm and decided to check them out. The attorney that assisted me was Michael Kaiser. Before I became an official client, I had a thick stack of papers and Michael looked through those papers which gave me a lot of assurance that Michael cared enough to know about my story (although some of what I had was not that relevant). Michael always made time to meet with me or speak with me through office appointment, email or phone when I had questions or he needed to update me about what was going on with my case. Everything was prompt and to the point. He clarified things that I may have not understood, even gave me some encouragement (at least it seemed like it to me). He was present when I was subpoenaed. I literally had to do nothing but just show up which was a relief. Michael made everything so easy for me and handled everything so well with so much grace. I am very appreciative of all of the hard work and effort that he placed into my case and the outcome was just what I hoped for!! I was well pleased with my experience working with Michael. It was also good to see that there are pleasant attorneys out there.
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Posted by Eusebio | March 1, 2017
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Honest and Trustworthy
michael-kaiser he is excellent lawyer he is professional and he take my case so serious and professional I recommended Michael kaiser
Posted by Kevin | February 7, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Concise, Effectuve, & Couteous
Recently it was my misfortune to experience a situation where I was in need of legal assistance and representation. Although fortunately I was able to be represented by Miss to Michael Kaiser. From the point that he can gauge my matter at hand… Progress was immediare, communication was excellent, and he was entirely pleasant at all times with myself and the 3rd parties. I would highly recommend Michael for any legal services you may have a rep I would highly recommend model or any legal consultation or representation it in when I have.
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Posted by Leslie | February 2, 2017
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Great service and knowledge!
Michael, took time to answer all my questions and concerns thoroughly and the service was excellent in the areas of advice, communication, notice, and preparation. He made sure I was updated at all times and treated my minor case just as fairly as any other case. Most importantly, I got the results I wanted in court!
Posted by Phillip | August 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A Big Help
I was to say the least very scared about what was going on. I had a bunch of questions and concerns. Mr Kaiser was great in helping me through all of that. Very professional and was easy to relate to. I don't know what I would have done with out him and his team. I owe them more than what I paid for their services. I hope I never need them again but if I did I would certainly retain their services again.
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Posted by Jeffery | February 23, 2016
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Honest and Trustworthy
Michaels efforts in resolving my case was outstanding. He did such and excellent job that the judge also commented on his professionalism and efforts. Did I get everything;no. Michael showed a desire that all attorneys should on behalf of there clients. Thank you Michael. ;
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Lassiter & Cassinelli
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • James Law Firm
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Pulaski County Public Defender
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Staff Attorney/Special Assistant to the President
  • Burkhalter Technologies
  • 2014 - 2015
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  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • United States v. Justin Thabit
  • Trial court's suppression order affirmed
  • Ark. Parole Bd. v. Proctor, 2021 Ark. 161
  • State's appeal dismissed as moot
  • Gentry v. State, 2021 Ark. 26
  • Affirmed in part, reversed and dismissed in part
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • 2021 Mid-South Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Our House
  • Courtroom Etiquette Workshop: Proper practices in a court of law & how to be your own best advocate
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Friend
"True defender of the Constitution. All of our rights are made safer because someone like Mike is fighting for them in the trenches around the state. He is one of Arkansas's best criminal defense attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is very bright, a great defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mike and I worked opposite one another many times over the past few years. I have found him to be a zealous advocate for his client with excellent litigation and negotiation skills. He always treated me with professionalism while representing his client to the fullest extent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kaiser (as I know him), is one of the most passionate and intelligent advocates that I have had the pleasure of calling a friend. He truly cares about his clients. He's scary-smart and really knows the law better than just about anyone outside of SCOTUS."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked across from Mr. Kaiser for some time, and he is a fantastic advocate for his clients. Any defendant who has him as their attorney has a true defender of justice. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense