James Hobbs

Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C.
1200 Main St Ste 2110
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 221-0080
www.whmlaw.com


Mr. Hobbs has extensive experience in both civil and criminal cases with particular emphasis in white collar criminal defense work. He has tried cases in areas such as criminal enforcement of environmental laws, defense of health care prosecutions, representation of individuals and corporations charged with business crimes, and defense of political corruption prosecutions. Mr. Hobbs has also represented individuals charged with violent offenses and sexual assault cases. His practice also involves grand jury representation and pretrial representation of individuals and corporations under investigation for criminal conduct. Mr. Hobbs is the recipient of numerous awards, and he has served on many boards of organizations advocating for criminal defendants.

Bar Admissions

Missouri, 1982
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1982
U.S. District Court District of Kansas
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Education

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri J.D. - 1981
University of Kansas B.A. - 1978
Honors: Departmental Honors- History

Classes & Seminars

Criminal Trial Techniques, University of Missouri, Kansas City Law School
Litigation Courses, Advisory Board for paralegals at Avila College

Professional Associations & Memberships

KCMBA Criminal Law Committee, Chairman, 1991 - 1992
American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past President
ABOTA, West Missouri-East Kansas Chapter, President
Former President of the Western District of Missouri/Eastern District of Kansas Chapter of American Board of Trial Attorneys
Former Missouri State Chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers
Previously served on the Missouri Appellate Commission
Member of the Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Race and Ethnic Fairness

Honors & Awards

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Congenial Counselor Award
Who's Who of Business Crime Lawyers, Who's Who of Business Lawyers
ABOTA, West Missouri-East Kansas Chapter, Past Chapter President
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers
Fellow, International Society of Barristers
Past recipient of the Lon O. Hocker Memorial Trial Lawyer Award bestowed by the Missouri Bar Foundation
Named in the Best Lawyers in America publication
Named in the Kansas City Business Journal's "Best of the Bar"

Past Employment Positions

Jackson County Public Defender's Office, Investigator & Assistant Public Defender, 1981 - 1984
Linde Thomson Fairchild Langworthy Kohn & Van Dyke, P.C., Attorney, 1984 - 1991
Linde Thomson Fairchild Langworthy Kohn & Van Dyke, P.C., Shareholder, 1987 - 1991