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Garrett Solomon

Garrett Mathew Solomon

Partner
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Phone:
816-800-9574
Fax:
816-800-9520
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Garrett Solomon has spent his entire career fighting the government. Along the way he has earned the reputation of being a fierce advocate, strong negotiator, and respected trial attorney, who always put his client's interests first.

Garrett is a graduate of Kansas University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Immediately after graduating from Law School, he went to work for the Missouri Public Defenders Office, where he successfully tried many cases, in Kansas City, St. Louis, and rural Missouri. He is an alumnus of the National Criminal Defense College, and a member of the National Associate of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

He has represented clients on hundreds of serious felonies including First Degree Murder, Second Degree Murder, Manslaughter, Armed Criminal Action, Arson, Kidnapping, Rape, Sodomy, Assault, Robbery, Felon in Possession, Drug Possession, Drug Sales and Drug Trafficking, DUI/DWI, Fraud, and Embezzlement. Garrett has taken many cases to trial and has obtained numerous not guilty verdicts. He has also obtained many dismissals, including on serious charges like murder and rape. In addition to dismissals and not guilty verdicts, he has obtained many excellent results, such as probation on serious felonies, and treatment for non-violent drug offenders and alcohol related offenses, such as DUI/DWI.

Garrett is admitted to practice law in Missouri, Kansas, and Federal Court.

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Traffic

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 2005
  • Kansas, 2016
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2016

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Law Journal: University of Missouri-Kansas City, Urban Lawyer, Editor, 2003 - 2004
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: English Literature

Classes/Seminars

  • Guest Speaker, UMKC School of Law , Public Defender externship class, 2010 - 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Most Acquittals -- Jackson County Public Defender's Office, 2011
  • Graduate of the National Criminal Defense College

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Missouri State Public Defender, Team Leader, 2005 - 2015
  • Longan & Associates, Intern, 2004 - 2005

Pro Bono Activities

  • We take a number of pro bono cases per year, 2016 - 2017

Languages

  • English

Practice Areas

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  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2017 | Garrett Mathew Solomon

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