Denise A. Kirby


Area Served

Kansas City and the surrounding area.


Denise limits her practice exclusively to the defense of intoxication or impairment related traffic offenses in both municipal and state courts. Denise received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994, and was admitted to the Missouri Bar that year. She is also licensed in Kansas. Denise is founder and President of The Missouri DWI Institute, LLC, an organization dedicated to educating judges, defense attorneys, and law enforcement regarding the law and science of DWI. She is also President of The Missouri Society for Criminal Justice, an organization focused on DWI defense. She has been voted by her peers a Super Lawyer in Missouri and Kansas in the area of DWI defense. She is a member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association as well as the National College for DUI Defense. Denise is NHTSA Certified in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety tests and previously served on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the MACDL DWI Committee. She served as Co-Chair of Missouri’s largest criminal defense seminar, the Bernard Edelman DWI Law and Science Seminar, and was honored with the MACDL President’s Award in 2019. She consults with attorneys around the state on challenging prior convictions in criminal DWI cases.


Missouri State University,Bachelor of Science 1990; Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor 1994