Federal & State Criminal Defense Attorney

sex crimes

An allegation of a sexual offense can be frightening and overwhelming. We have a great deal of experience defending these types of cases and can help you navigate not only a very serious charge but also the consequences that accompany a conviction.


Relationships are complicated and so are domestic violence charges. We zealously defend and help our clients navigate the legal process if they are facing a DV charge.


White collar offenses range from embezzlement to wire fraud and the punishments vary greatly depending on the “loss amount”. If you are facing a white collar offense we are equipped to defend you in these complex cases.

Drug Charges

Drug cases often hinge on whether law enforcement violated any laws in the recovery of the illegal substance. We have experience in litigating suppression motions in these types of cases.


DUI offenses are time-sensitive and can result in driver’s license suspension if not handled promptly. Make sure you call ASAP if you are facing a DUI Offense.

Victim Advocacy

Are you a victim of a crime and feel like the prosecution or police aren’t hearing you? We have successfully represented victims as they navigate the legal system to ensure that their voice and wishes are heard.

collateral consequences

Sometimes the Collateral Consequences that stem from a conviction can be more detrimental than the criminal penalty.

When people are charged with a crime, they often focus on whether or not they will have to go to jail or whether they can pay the fine. While incarceration and fines are potential consequences of a conviction, they are not the only consequences. David Bell and his team work hard to ensure that you will not be impacted by any potential collateral consequences that might accompany your criminal charge.

Please contact David and his team to learn more about how a criminal conviction can have collateral consequences for the following areas:

  • immigration status
  • professional licensure and
  • civil forfeiture


Mr. Bell has significant experience in criminal matters at the local, state and federal level. When combined with his educational background and other life experiences, Mr. Bell is uniquely situated to help individuals and companies with investigations and charges that could result in serious personal and professional consequences.

After obtaining his business and tax law degrees, Mr. Bell worked as a tax and estate planning attorney.  Combining his desire to help people with his love of the law, Mr. Bell then served as a trial attorney with the Missouri Public Defender’s System in Jackson County, Missouri.  After representing thousands of clients in matters ranging from misdemeanor assault to first degree murder, Mr. Bell joined the Firm in 2007 where he is now a shareholder.

While Mr. Bell continues to represent clients in local and state court, he has leveraged his business background to develop a significant white-collar practice in both Kansas and Missouri federal courts.

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York LL.M. (Taxation) | December, 1997

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York J.D. | May, 1997

  • University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School), Philadelphia, PA B.S. Economics (Magna Cum Laude) | May, 1994
  • Named as one of the 16 “Up & Coming Lawyers” by the Missouri Lawyers Weekly | October 9, 2006
  • The Charles M. Shaw Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy | March 1, 2007 – Present
  • Selected to Super Lawyers as one of the top-rated attorneys in the nation | 2019

David is a frequent host on the Jaws of Justice Radio show whose goals is to investigate how to achieve justice in America, this includes issues of economic injustice, political injustice, and the criminal justice system. LISTEN NOW 

David and his team stay current on legal matters and laws that can affect the lives of their clients. As KC area legal experts, they frequently publish original articles on relevant legal topics. READ NOW

David Bell Attorney Profile

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1200 Main Street Suite 2110
Kansas City, MO 64105