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John Kitchin, Attorney At Law

John Kitchin is a trial attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience who has participated and conducted over 25 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials and hearings. Since March of 2011 John has worked as an attorney for the Traffic Law Center where he has represented clients in over 6,000 traffic cases throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area in Missouri and in Kansas.

John was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri.  After graduation from Rockhurst High School, he graduated from St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, and earned a BBA in Finance from Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas where he was recognized as an outstanding student leader by the university.  He is admitted to practice law in the States of Missouri and Kansas.

As a licensed attorney, John served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps where he was a military lawyer and honorable discharged as a Captain.  His Marine Corps career included positions as prosecutor and legal assistance officer while stationed at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, 29 Palms, California, and in the reserves as a TOW Platoon Commander with the 24th Marine Regiment (24th Marines) in Kansas City, Missouri.

John also worked as an Assistant District Defender in Johnson County, Kansas were he handled over 550 felony criminal cases, including DUIs, thefts, forgeries, false writings, drug possessions and sales, criminal threats and domestic violence. During one of his jury trials he obtained a full acquittal on a felony DUI case for one of his clients, and he has also been successful in getting his clients felony charges dismissed and winning motions to suppress and probation revocations hearings.

John is a thorough attorney with the unique experience holding positions as a prosecutor and as a public defender.  His experience, specifically the depth of his trial experience, is invaluable in his criminal, DUI/DWI and traffic cases.

John is married to Dolores Quinn Kitchin, they have one son Johnnie and a standard poodle that goes by the name of Pixar.

Practice Areas

  • Traffic Law
  • DWI / DUI
  • Criminal Law

Education

  • St. Louis University School of Law
  • Texas Christian University

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas

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