James R. Wyrsch

James R. Wyrsch is President and Shareholder of Wyrsch Hobbs Mirakian, P.C. Mr. Wyrsch specializes in white collar crime and complex civil litigation matters. He has litigated cases both at the trial and appellate level throughout the United States. Mr. Wyrsch has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards throughout his extensive career.

Missouri, 1966
U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 1998
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1966
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1971
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1974
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1974
U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1986
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2009
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1978
U.S. Supreme Court, 1972
U.S. Tax Court, 1983

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
LL.M. in Trial Practice – 1972
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
J.D. – 1966
Honors: Council of Barristers, 1965-66
Honors: AMJUR prizes for best grades in corporations and contract seminar classes
Honors: Phi Delta Phi
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
B.A. – 1963
Honors: Dean’s List; Wrangler Society
Honors: Associate Editor, Notre Dame Scholastic
Honors: Vice-Chairman, Dean’s Arts and Letters Advisory Council

Co-Author of Missouri Criminal Trial Practice, Harrison Law Books, 1994
Legal Problems of Franchisees and Franchisors, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Continuing Legal Education, 1980

Intrabrand Competition – Pricing Restrictions, published in Legal Problems of Franchisees and Franchisors, a Practical ‘Nuts and Bolts’ Short Course, UMKC/CLE, 1979

“Franchise Termination, Cancellations and Non-Renewals – Injunctive Relief,” Third Annual Franchise Law Seminar, UMKC/CLE, 1981

Co-Author: Considerations in the Use of Evidence Obtained from Experimental Investigation of Speech and Voice: Constitutional and Other Considerations, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 606, 119, 1990

Co-Author: Criminal Intent and Due Process, The Champion, Vol. 25, 10, 1991

Co-Author: A Brief Summary of Federal Mail Fraud for Mailing List Users and Suppliers, ML/USA Journal, Pg. 4, July, 1988

Contributing Editor, Missouri Criminal Law “Voir Dire” (co-author) and “Post Trial Motions”, Missouri Bar Association, 1977

Post Conviction Remedies (co-author), Missouri Bar Association, 1995

How to Effectively Protect Your Record in Civil Cases – Offers of Proof and Constitutional Questions, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Continuing Legal Education, 1985

Co-Author: The Missouri Mens Rea Requirement: New Missouri Supreme Court Opinion & How the Requirement Has Changed, 66 UMKC L.Rev.499, 1998

Bifurcated Jury Trials in Non-Capital Criminal Cases, Journal of the Missouri Bar, Vol. 61, No. 1, January-February, 2005

Wyrsch has published a number of other articles. For a complete listing of these publications, see the Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C. listing in Martindale Hubbell online at: www.Martindale.com

U.S. v. Wells, 519 U.S. 482 (U.S. Mo. 1997)
U.S. v. Tucor Intern, Inc., 189 F.3d 834 (Cal. 9 1999)
U.S. v. Burgess, 175 F.3d 1261 (Fla. 11 1999)
Andrews v. American Tel. & Tel. Co., 95 F.3d 1014 (Ga. 11 1996)
Mical Communications, Inc. v. Sprint Telemedia, Inc., 1 F.3d 1031 (Kan. 10 1993)
U.S. V. Goodman, 984 F.2d 235 (Neb. 8 1993)
Mobil Oil Corp. v. Clark, 652 F.2d 2 (Mo. 8 1981)
U.S. V. Denmon, 483 F.2d 1093 (Mo. 8 1973)
Sinclair Oil Corp. v. Dymon, Inc., 988 F.Supp. 1394 (D. Kan. 1997)
Matter of 636 South 66th Terrace, Kansas City, Kan., 835 F.Supp. 1304 (D. Kan. 1993)
State of Missouri v. Derenzy, 89 S. W.3d 472 (Mo. banc 2002)

Magazine Distribution Industry
Roofing Industry
Trash Hauling Industry
Moving and Storage Industry
Telecommunications Industry
Real Estate Marketing Industry
Insurance Industry
Petroleum Industry
Securities Industry
Outdoor Sign Industry

Adjunct Professor, teaching Criminal Trial Techniques course, University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School

Master of the Inn, Kansas City Bar Association Inns of Court, 1984 – 1988

Member, Faculty, Mid-America Regional, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1991 – 1992

Lecturer, The Scope of the Attorney-Client Privlege for In-House Counsel, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1998

Lecturer, Missouri College for Trial Judges and University of Missouri-Columbia Law School, Seminars on New Missouri Criminal Instructions and Charges, 1988

Lecturer, various topics, participated on a number of occasions (1979 – present), including lectures on Discovery in Criminal Cases, Updates on Case Law, Grand Jury Representation, Missouri’s Wiretap Law, and Defenses Under the New Missouri Criminal Code, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Lecturer over last several years on various topics including Price Discrimination for meetings of lawyers at various national meetings of the Service Station Dealers of America

Lecturer, Southwest Missouri Chapter, Institute of Internal Auditors, 1992

Lecturer, Annual Survey of Criminal Law, Missouri Bar Annual Convention, 1984

Lecturer, 1977 Criminal Practice Institute, Kansas Bar Association

Lecturer, An In-Depth Look at Defending the High Profile Client, National Lawyers Association, July 28, 2005

For a more complete listing of the seminars conducted, see the Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C., listing in Martindale Hubbell online at: www.Martindale.com

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (State Chair 2004-2006)

Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Fellow, American Bar Foundation (named Life Fellow 2002), 1992 – Present

Fellow, Missouri Bar Foundation, 1997 – Present

Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates, 1990 – Present

Recipient, Joint Service Commendation Medal, 1969

Listed in all editions of “The Best Lawyers in America” (Criminal Defense)

Named White Collar Practitioner of the Year for 2013 for the Kansas City area.

Who’s Who in Kansas City Law by the Kansas City Business Journal, 1991 – 1994

Named “Best of the Bar,” Kansas City Business Journal, 2002 – Present

Listed in World’s Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers (Euromoney Publications), 1995

Recipient, UMKC Law Foundation Service Award, 1991 – 1992

Recipient, Practitioner of the Year Award, UMKC School of Law Alumni Association, 2002

Who’s Who in American Law; Who’s Who in the Midwest; Who’s Who in Emerging Leaders in America (1st Edition); Who’s Who in the World; Who’s Who in America; Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who Legal, the Int’l. Who’s Who of Business Crime Lawyers

Senior Counsel, College of Master Advocates and Barristers

National Directory of Criminal Lawyers

Named a Lawyer of the Year 2001 by Missouri Lawyers Weekly

Dean of the Trial Bar Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2002

Lifetime Achievement Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2004

Charles M. Shaw Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004

Chosen as one of Ten 2005 Kansas City Legal Leaders of the Year by The Daily Record

Named as a Kansas/Missouri Super Lawyer in 2005 – Present (Top Ten in Both States)

Named as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Chambers USA 2004-08

Who’s Who in American Education

Liberty and Justice Legacy Award, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation, 2007

Named “Local Litigation Star” by Benchmark, “America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys,” 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

Kansas City Bar Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, 1993 – Present

Sub-Committee to Draft Model Criminal Instructions for the District Courts of the Eighth Circuit, Member, 1986 – Present

Missouri Supreme Court Committee on Procedures in Criminal Cases, Member, 1983 – Present

Kansas City Chapter, Christian Legal Society, Member (Secretary/Director, 1991, President 1994)

United States Supreme Court Historical Society, Membership Chairman, Western District of Missouri, 2002 – 2006

United States Supreme Court Historical Society, National Membership Vice-Chair, 2006 – 2007

United States Supreme Court Historical Society, National Membership Chair, 2007 – 2008

Member of Panel of Arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association, 1975 – 2000

U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, Member, Federal Practice Committee, 1985 – 1988

University of Missouri – Kansas City Advisory Counsel, Legal Assistants Programs, 1985 – 1988

Access to Justice Committee, American College of Trial Lawyers, State Chair (2002- Present)

Access to Justice Committee, American College of Trial Lawyers, National Vice-Chair, 2009 – 2010

Circuit Court Advisory Committee, Jackson County, Missouri, Former Member

Special Public Defender, State of Missouri, 1985

Missouri Bar Evidence Task Force to Revise “Missouri Evidence Restated” (2nd Ed. 1993), Member

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Recipient, 2011 Sean O’Brien Freedom Award from the Midwest Innocence Project

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Former Member of Board of Directors and Member of Finance Committee

For a more complete listing of professional associations and memberships, see the Wyrsch Hobbs & Mirakian, P.C., listing in Martindale Hubbell at: www.martindale.com

United States Army, Captain, 1966 – 1969

Phi Delta Phi

United Missouri Bank, Kansas City, Missouri

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