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James Wyrsch

Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, PC


James Wyrsch received his BA from the University of Notre Dame, JD from Georgetown University, and LLM in trial practice from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is a co-author with Judge Anthony Nugent and Susan Hunt of “Missouri Criminal Trial Practice,” Harrison Law Book Company, 1994. He is a member of the Missouri Supreme Court Procedures Committee and of the Subcommittee to Draft Model Criminal Instructions for District Courts of the Eighth Circuit. He is an adjunct professor of law at UMKC Law School, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; an Advocate of the American Board of Trial Advocates; a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation; a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America; and a Senior Counsel of the College of Master Advocates and Barristers. He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America; The International Who’s Who of Business Crimes Lawyers; Chambers USA-America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; “Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers.” Mr. Wyrsch was named a Lawyer of the Year 2001 by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly; Dean of the Trial Bar in 2002 by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004 by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; Practitioner of the Year by UMKC Law School Alumni Association in 2002; received the Charles Shaw Trial Advocacy Award in 2004 (Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers); was named a KC Legal Leader of the Year in 2005 by The Daily Record; received the Liberty & Justice Legacy Award by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation in 2007; received the Sean O’Brien Award from the Midwestern Innocence Project, 2011. Named “White-Collar Lawyer of the Year” for 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri, by Best Lawyers.