Kansas City, Johnson County KS Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyers
Whether we are putting together the best plaintiff's case possible for a client seriously injured or killed as a result of someone else's negligence or putting together a vigorous criminal defense for people accused of crimes, including DUI, DWI, and serious felonies, we will fight for you.
From the initial investigation of your case all the way to closing argument, you can count on our attorneys. We'll protect you with the experience, hard work, thorough investigation and trial preparation your case demands. We are aggressive negotiators and will always take your case to trial, if necessary. Whether you or your family needs help with a personal injury case or criminal defense, we would be honored to be your attorneys.
Serious Personal Injuries & Wrongful DeathIn most circumstances, if one person causes injury to another or is careless and causes an injury to another person, the law holds that person responsible for the injuries they cause. If you have been injured or someone you love has died because of the recklessness of another, the law provides that you should be compensated for your loss, lost income, medical bills, as well as "non-economic" losses such as disfigurement, loss of self-esteem, pain and suffering and emotional trauma. Although financial compensation cannot heal your injuries, money can help to address the economic consequences of the injury.
Types of Injury Cases may Include:
Wrongful Death • Serious Automotive, Motorcycle, Boat, Truck and Motor Vehicle Accidents • Psychiatric and Medical Malpractice • Defective Medical Devices • Brain Injuries • Spinal Cord Injuries • Fires, Explosions and Burns • Back and Neck Injuries • Industrial Accidents • Construction Accidents • Travel and Transportation Accidents • Defective Product • Serious Slip and Fall • Dog Bites • Negligent Security • Drug Injuries • Premises Liability
Criminal Cases, Felonies & MisdemeanorsFor a successful defense of any criminal case, the beginning is a critical time. If you've been accused of a crime, you need an experienced attorney to get involved quickly. Whether guilty or not guilty, it is very important to be properly represented. The Johnson County, Kansas Law firm of Pettlon and Ginie can take your case to trial, and, if you decide to retain us, no one will be better prepared. In addition to protecting your rights, we keep you informed about the progress in your case and make every effort to minimize your anxiety about the case and your future.
Criminal Defense Cases may Include:
Murder - First Degree and Second Degree • Manslaughter • Assault/Battery • Criminal Threats • Sexual Assault, Rape, Sodomy, Indecent Solicitation of a Minor, Child Pornography or Other Sex crimes • Domestic Violence • Drug Possession, Sales, Conspiracy or Manufacturing • Computer Crimes or Online Solicitation • Fraud, Theft, Burglary or Robbery • Arson • Traffic Violations • DUI/DWI • Juvenile Offenses • Federal, State or Municipal Cases
Top Rated Lawyers
N. Trey Pettlon, III
Trial Attorney - Personal Injury, Wrongful Death & Criminal Defense
Trey has been designated as a "Super Lawyer" for several consecutive years up through 2021, a Top 1% Attorney by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and was the third attorney ever to become a lifetime member of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Trey is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates forum for Personal Injury attorneys who have jury verdicts or settlements over a million dollars. Trey has represented numerous high profile clients in high profile cases including successful businessmen, doctors, other attorneys, numerous professional athletes, judges, bondsman, the former Kansas Attorney General and Johnson County District Attorney, local sheriffs and other law enforcement officers - clients with high publicity cases and a lot to lose - clients very familiar with the justice system who know who the best lawyers are. Trey has won numerous “not guilty” jury verdicts in criminal cases both in Kansas and Missouri and argued several cases in front of the Kansas Supreme Court and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.View Trey's Lawyer Bio
Ryan S. Ginie
Trial Attorney - Criminal Defense, Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Prior to joining the firm, Ryan worked for the Johnson County Kansas District Attorney's Office. Ryan has focused on criminal defense and personal injury ever since. Through the years he has obtained dismissals and excellent results for his clients including clients who are attorneys, professionals with a lot to lose and numerous other high profile clients. In 2012 through 2017, Ryan was selected as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers. Less than 2.5% of all attorneys are selected for this prestigious designation. In 2015 Ryan was designated as a "Super Lawyer" and he has been chosen as a “Super Lawyer” every year since then in addition to receiving numerous other prestigious awards for his DUI defense work. Ryan does primarily criminal defense and has a great deal of experience defending both adults and juveniles who are charged. Ryan has also given numerous lectures on juvenile defense. He is a member of the Johnson County Bar Association, the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Kansas Bar Association, and a sustaining member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.View Ryan's Lawyer Bio
Read more about the process of designating the top attorneys in Kansas and Missouri as "Super Lawyers" at www.superlawyers.com. Furthermore, you can also learn about "Rising Star" Lawyers which are nominated by other lawyers who have personally observed them in court. An attorney-led research team then reviews the credentials of potential candidates and selects the few who will earn the "Rising Star" designation. This designation of "Rising Star" is reserved for less than 2.5% of practicing attorneys under 40 years of age who demonstrate excellence in advocacy for their clients.
A Legal Practice Built With Hard Work and Over 45 Years of Experience in Court
One reliable way to gauge the quality of a law firm is to evaluate how the firm gets its clients. Most of our clients at the Law Offices of Pettlon & Ginie are either former clients who were happy with our representation in the past or people referred by those former satisfied clients. They include clients who trust us with representing their children, their spouses, friends and other loved ones to successfully handle cases in Johnson County, Jackson County and the Kansas City area.
Many of our clients are referred by other attorneys who have seen us in court, admired our skill at trial or have heard about the results we get for our clients. Many of our clients are referred by other people who have personally witnessed our litigators in the courtroom representing clients and getting good results in their cases. We've represented attorneys, law enforcement officers, bondsmen, successful business people, doctors, nurses, teachers and professional athletes in high profile, serious civil and criminal cases in Johnson County and the Kansas City region.