James R. Hobbs

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.

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
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 2007
U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2010

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

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

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

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”

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

Contact James R. Hobbs

816.221.0080 ext 121
jrhobbs@whmlaw.net

Areas of Practice

Wyrsch Hobbs Mirakian, P.C. has been helping people and businesses overcome difficult challenges since our firm’s inception, and we look forward to doing so for many years to come. If you need an experienced attorney who will fight to seek the best possible result for you, contact the law firm of Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C. today.

James R. Hobbs