Areas of Practice

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS (DUI)

At Stinson, Lasswell and Wilson, L.C., we have the experienced trial attorneys, including a former public defender and a former prosecutor in both the District Attorney and City Attorney’s office, who can properly advise clients and ensure all procedures that government officials must adhere to have been followed. Driving under the influence charges are highly technical and the police have a series of protocols they must follow before obtaining a conviction.

Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge to immediately diagnose a case and determine if the investigation was conducted properly. Failure by the police to establish probable cause for the reason you were pulled over, establish a reasonable suspicion you have consumed alcohol and/or drugs, properly administer field sobriety testing, the Intoxilyzer 8000 or a request for a blood sample to determine your blood alcohol content (i.e. B.A.C.) can open the door for our experienced attorneys to suppress illegally/improperly obtained evidence. An individual should think of a DUI investigation as a set of stairs. The police, in order to seek a conviction for DUI, must properly step on each individual stair. Skipping and/or missing stairs increases the chances for a dismissal of the charges.

Getting pulled over and arrested for driving under the influence can have a serious impact on your life and livelihood. It is imperative that someone arrested for driving under the influence immediately contacts an experienced DUI attorney. In a DUI arrest, there are strict deadlines that an individual must comply with or consequences, such as a suspension of your driver’s license or the inability to seek diversion can occur. Some of these deadlines occur as at fast as ten (10) business days after you are arrested for driving under the influence. Our attorneys can help guide you through this new and often scary process. We are always available to answer questions and provide you with options so you are free to concentrate on your life moving forward.

 

FAMILY LAW

Family law is an area of the law that covers family related matters and domestic relationships. Family law encompasses many different areas, including:

- Divorce;
   - Paternity;
- Annulment;
- Separate Maintenance Actions;
- Division of Property;
- Separation Agreements;
- Child Support;
- Spousal Support;
- Prenuptial Agreements and Postnuptial Agreements;
- Custody, Residency and Parenting Time of minor children;
- Adoptions;
- Step-Parent Adoptions;
- Grandparent Visitation;
- Protection From Abuse and
- Protection From Stalking.

At Stinson, Lasswell & Wilson, L.C., we have over ninety (90) years of combined experience in advising and representing clients in sometimes difficult family law matter. We will intently listen to you, ascertain your goals, answer your questions, explain the law, explain your options under the law, and work closely with you to develop and create a strategy to reach your goals. We have the experience and knowledge in finding, valuing and dividing marital property in all divorce cases from the simplest to the most complex. We also have the knowledge and experience of assisting our clients in obtaining the child custody, residency and parenting time rights they desire.

To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us today.

 

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Being charged with a crime can be a very serious matters. Not only are your liberty interests at stake, but there can be very serious long-term consequences depending on the type of crime that you have been charged with. Any person charged with a crime needs competent representation to ensure due process of law.

At Stinson, Lasswell & Wilson, we handle a wide array of criminal matters ranging from simple misdemeanor and traffic offenses, to all felony matters. Our firm has a unique perspective on handling criminal matters for both the defense and prosecution perspective. Our attorneys have practiced exclusively as defense attorneys and prosecutors through work in the Public Defender’s office and the District Attorney’s office. Our staff have handled thousands of criminal cases in both capacities and have experience handing all criminal matters ranging from misdemeanor traffic offenses to first degree murder cases. We represent clients in city, state and federal matters and strive to provide the highest level of representation in every criminal matter. Our firm has experience handling most every type of criminal matter including the following:

• Battery/Assault
• Domestic Violence
• Driving Under the Influence of alcohol/drugs
• Traffic matters (No Proof of Insurance/Speeding/Accident/etc.)
• Driving on a Suspended License
• Theft
• Drug Possession
• Burglary
• Gun Possession
• Violations of Protective Orders (Protection From Abuse/Protection From Stalking)

 

PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH

Personal injury is the term used to describe bodily injuries sustained from a wide variety of causes, such as an automobile accident or a slip and fall, but not all of which are accidental. Tragically, when a life is lost, a cause of action for wrongful death may arise. When you or someone you know has been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, intentional acts, or omissions, Kansas law recognizes your right to be compensated in several different ways. At Stinson, Lasswell & Wilson, L.C., we handle personal injury/wrongful death cases, and we have represented clients in all areas of personal injury/wrongful death including, but not limited to, the following:

• Automobile Accidents
• Trucking Accidents
• Motorcycle Accidents
• Bicycle Accidents
• Slips and Falls
• Nursing Home Accidents
• Accidents Which Occur in the Workplace
• Medical Malpractice
• Assault and Battery
• Dog Bites
• Defective Products

At Stinson, Lasswell & Wilson, L.C., we will help you recover for pain and suffering if you had such an accident, become disabled or disfigured, or if you have suffered a loss of a loved one due to wrongful death. We take these cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning, we only get paid if you are compensated for your injuries or damages.

 

CIVIL LITIGATION

Civil litigation and practice includes a legal dispute that is being resolved in a court of law. Generally speaking, relief sought in civil litigation matters is monetary damages, injunctive relief, or specific performance and not criminal sanctions. Civil litigation includes divorce, contract disputes, environmental law, personal injury, probate matters, real estate disputes, and more. At Stinson, Lasswell, and Wilson, we have helped clients in many areas including, but limited to:

• Real Estate Disputes
• Construction Law and Litigation
• Employment Law Issues
• Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
• Injunctions
• Temporary Restraining Orders

At Stinson, Lasswell, and Wilson L.C., we possess the experience along with the knowledge of the law which enables us to accurately analyze each case, outstanding negotiation skills which enable us to reach favorable settlements for our clients, and superior oral and written advocacy skills which enable us to effectively represent our clients before trial and appellate courts. We are dedicated to the zealous representation of our clients at all stages of the civil litigation process, from the initial investigation of a claim, to the filing of or the defense of a lawsuit, throughout the discovery process, settlement negotiations, trial and appeal of a lawsuit.