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DWI Lawyer Lees Summit

Lee's Summit DWI Lawyer

37 years of experience! I have defended thousands of clients against criminal charges in Missouri. Because of my experience, I understand the anxiety my clients experience when facing criminal charges. I represent clients with discretion, empathy and understanding. I also maintain communication with my clients throughout their cases, because I know how important understanding is for someone accused of a crime as well as their ability to connect with their attorney. I have a thorough knowledge of the law and the local court system. Let me help you.

Free Consultations | Individualized Attention | Discretion on Every Case

Criminal Defense Representation in Missouri & Kansas

I am David M. Lurie, a criminal defense lawyer who has been representing clients for 37 years. Using a 21st century approach I am able to represent good people who have made mistakes. It is my priority to convince the authorities including police, prosecutors and the court, that you have simply made a mistake and have landed yourself in a temporarily bad situation. Together we can work to provide a solid case, no matter what the charge. I will use my experience to evaluate the strengths and weakness of your case so I can arbitrate a positive outcome. Chances are high that I have helped someone at one time or another with what you're going through.

Helping Clients See The Light

I know that dealing with a criminal charge is a tough time for you. I want you to know, that I do what I do, because I believe in my clients. Every single human being makes mistakes. One lapse of judgment should not be detrimental to you for the rest of your life. My mission is to relate to you, see you for the good person you are, and mitigate for you. By doing so I am able to make this process less painful and potentially lessen the severity of your situation. Regardless of your age, or the charge you are facing, I am here for you!

Aggressive Defense

I am well understood in the community by the prosecutors. They understand my beliefs in criminal defense, which puts us in a positive place from the beginning. Regardless, if your case does in fact make it to Trial from lack of agreements, I will continue to fight for your rights. I will dedicate myself to portraying my client in the best possible way, and secure positive results.

Above & Beyond

I am not just your attorney. I am here for you through this rough patch. If you need help finding assistance for an underlying cause for your legal situation such as physical, emotional or psychological concerns, I can provide you with a qualified experts contact information. I have an excellent team of independent care providers that we can count on to support you, especially if your case does go to trial. It never hurts to have an array of professionals on your side!

David M. Lurie

I was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. I have always had a strong desire to help and serve my community.

I graduated from the University of Kansas City Law School in 1977. This is when I committed myself to a holistic approach to effectively protect my clients rights.

Only a few of my cases have ever even made it to the trial stage. This is where my almost 40 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer helps my clients. In my determined approach to help, an agreeable plea is usually the outcome of my effective representation. You will not find a more thorough, supportive defense attorney to have by your side. As I have said before, a single lapse of judgment should not effect you for the rest of your life.

Again, I am here for you. You can count on me to be completely honest with you at all times. I am not here to sugarcoat, I am here to be the strong, attentive, experienced lawyer you need standing next to you. I am here to be a fierce negotiator and defender of your rights and the long term negative impact this charge could cause you. You can believe in my extensive communication and leadership skills to pull through even the toughest prosecution.

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1977
  • Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
    • B.A. - 1974

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Kansas City Bar Association
  • Jackson County Court Approved Mediator's List
  • Landmark Education