Attorney Paul W. Burmaster

Founding Attorney

Experience counts in any type of criminal case. Kansas City attorney Paul W. Burmaster takes an active, hands-on approach to every case. In criminal cases, he aggressively seeks bond reductions, dismissals, and other positive results for his clients.

As a DWI & DUI defense attorney, he works to eliminate or reduce:

  • Reinstatement fees
  • Insurance rate increases
  • Fines
  • Jail time

Experience on Both Sides of the Law

For years, Mr. Burmaster served as a prosecutor in the state and city courts. His understanding of the legal requirements for effective prosecution helps the people he defends today. Because he is backed by knowledge of the prosecution process, he is able to form strong defenses on behalf of his clients.

Providing Education for Others

A long-time student of drunk driving legal issues, Mr. Burmaster has provided legal opinion and commentary for:

  • The Kansas City Star
  • Channel 4 News
  • Other local news organizations

He instructs other attorneys about drunk driving defense in legal education courses, and he attends these courses himself nationally, including at Harvard.


  • National College for DUI Defense (member)
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Governor)

Awards and Recognition

  • Client's Choice lawyer under the DWI category on Avvo (2012, 2014, 2017)

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation

Bar Admissions:

  • Kansas, 1990
  • Missouri, 1991


  • University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas


8000 Foster Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66204


(913) 738-4780 (Kansas)
(816) 875-9549 (Missouri)

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