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Firm Overview

Our practice areas include bankruptcy, DUI/DWI, plaintiff's personal injury, debtor/creditor work, criminal defense, and claimant's workers' compensation.

Main Office

Main
105 East Fifth Street
Suite 500
Kansas City  MO  64106

Phone
  • (816) 221-6006
Fax
  • (816) 221-6446

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, in most cases.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

No.

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and as-needed in specific cases.

Office Manager

Melissa

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Bankruptcy
Troppito + Miller, LLC helps people get a new financial start through the bankruptcy process. Our firm specializes in assisting people with filing Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies in both Missouri and Kansas.
Troppito + Miller, LLC, has a successful track record in helping clients with Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases in the Kansas City area (Missouri & Kansas). Our experienced attorneys understand the stress of personal bankruptcy and will work to reduce your stress and Stop The Calls!
DUI and DWI
Our firm handles driving while intoxicated (DWI)/driving under the influence (DUI) cases in Kansas and Missouri. As a former Assistant Prosecutor in Jackson County, Missouri, Tony Miller prosecuted DWI cases, and has experience best represent you.
Generally speaking, there are two (2) separate cases for the accused person to defend: 1.) the criminal charge or ordinance violation; and, 2.) the case related to your driving privileges. The law and procedure for defending these matters varies greatly between the states, counties, and cities. As such, your DWI – DUI lawyer should be versed in the law and procedure for the jurisdiction and venue where your cases are pending. In other words, you should be asking your potential lawyer about their experience handling matters where your cases are pending. Here is a link to a list of possible quesitons to ask an attorney.

Although the accused may have plenty of time to interview and hire counsel for representation in the criminal or ordinance violation case, there are strict and relatively short time limits in which to deal with your case related to your driving privileges. We will meet with you as soon as possible after the arrest and do our best to keep you driving in the short term while we investigate the case and try to defend your privileges for the long term.

There are many important questions that your attorney should be asking about how the arrest was conducted and how any tests to determine your alleged impairment were conducted. If you submitted to a breath test, we will be reviewing evidence to determine whether the proper protocols were followed by law enforcement in arriving at your test result. Often times, there are videos that we obtain to compare to the written reports to test the veracity of the allegations against the accused. Although every case is different, we will use our experience and the tools that we have acquired through this experience to fully investigate and defend every case.

We cannot possibly address all of the relevant concerns and questions that you have on this website. As you know, you should not believe everything you read on the Internet; especially on form websites with content provided by a huge company that sells marketing and websites DWI – DUI lawyers. We recommend that that you meet with us in person and bring all of the paperwork related to the case(s) that you may have received from law enforcement or the drivers’ license office. You may decide to write out a list of questions or ideas that you would like to cover with us. Consultations for these matters are usually free of charge and should be scheduled as soon as possible after the arrest.
Criminal Defense
When you are charged with a crime and your liberty is in jeopardy, you need experienced counsel to assure that the law is followed in your case to preserve your liberty. We represent ordinary people from all walks of life that have found themselves charge
We represent people that are wrongfully accused and require a trial to preserve their constitutional presumption of innocence. We have had other clients whose charges were dismissed after negotiation and further investigation of the case. We have also had clients that required us to negotiate a plea and sentencing recommendation that would limit their exposure and mitigate punishment that they believed was imminent. Ultimately, we strive to give good advice to our clients in each particular case and let them decide how they want their case handled. With regard to getting started and obtaining representation, we will meet with you in private in our office and interview you about the facts and allegations in your case.

Common questions asked by clients are often as follows:
What are my charges?
What are the possible penalties for my charges?
Can I get a bail set or get my bail reduced?
How do I turn myself in on a warrant?
Can you help me avoid being arrested at work or being embarrassed in public?
I am not yet charged with a crime, but can you help negotiate early with the prosecutor and possibly get a lower charge?
I am not yet charged with a crime, but can you help with an investigation that my employer is doing?
How would having a criminal record affect my life?
Have you handled a case like mine before?
What venues have you practiced in before?

These are all legitimate questions with answers specific to each client. We would encourage you to contact us, meet with us, and ask questions.

Our practice experience has involved handling the following types of matters in the Federal, State, and Local Courts of Kansas & Missouri: Murder, Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Drug Conspiracy, Drug Manufacturing, Drug Possession, Illegal Entry into the United States and other Immigration Offenses, Driving While Intoxicated Causing Death, Driving While Intoxicated, Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs, Theft, Internet Pornography, Traffic Offenses, and Weapons Offenses.

We have handled many other charges not listed herein. We have particular experience handling state and federal felony cases. We would remind you that all cases are different and it is unethical to promise a client any certain outcome. However, we promise to strive to do everything within legal and ethical limits to secure the best outcome in each case. We would ask that before you hire counsel that you contact us, meet with us, and then make a decision that you are comfortable with. Although the Internet can be a good place to get ideas and questions, we would encourage you to have a real lawyer answer your questions; contact us.
Traffic Tickets
Before paying a ticket and entering a plea of guilty to a traffic charge without the assistance of counsel, call our firm and talk with one of our lawyers about the possible consequences of doing so. We offer free consultations and reasonable rates.
Basic speeding charges and other minor traffic violations can often be amended to non-moving, non-reported violations that are satisfied with a fine. There are many lawyers that market their services for representation in traffic cases, but the choice of counsel is an important decision and should not be based upon advertising alone. You deserve to be represented by experienced counsel that knows the ins-and-outs of the venues in which he or she practices. As a former prosecutor, Tony Miller has worked on both sides of traffic cases and will put his experience to work for you.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

As long as the legal ethical rules and the law allow for limited representation, we are open to creative representation based upon client needs.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

We approach each case differently and will do what the client wants with regard to cost savings.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

On a case-by-case basis.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

We are required to do a significant amount of pro bono work in family court cases involving children in Jackson County, Missouri, and provide pro bono services for bankruptcy cases. We are actively involved in Bar and community activities, including Boards and Commissions connected to local government.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Our experience and our relationships in our legal community.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We appreciate well informed clients that are able to make informed decisions in the handling of their cases.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes, but we discourage the use of forms and would ask the client to be open to considering changes that we might suggest.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We approach the scope of representation wanted by the client on a case-by-case basis.

Chris Troppito

Chris M. Troppito is a founding member of the firm. He started the firm with Tony R. Miller after practicing with the Kansas City firm of Gunn, Shank & Stover, P.C., where he practiced in several areas of civil litigation, including business litigation, personal injury litigation and bankruptcy, where he represented both creditors and debtors. Chris received his degree in Business Administration with a Major in Finance from Kansas State University in 1995. During his college years, he started a residential painting company that operated in the Kansas City metropolitan area, and continued to operate the company after college until he was accepted to law school. Chris graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and became licensed in Missouri in 2001; subsequently he became licensed to practice in Kansas in 2002. While in law school, Chris was a member of The Urban Lawyer and Deans List for his academic achievements.

After law school, Chris practiced consumer bankruptcy at the Castle Law Office of Kansas City, and was the managing attorney. In 2002, he joined the firm of McNearney & Associates, L.L.C., where he handled bankruptcies, collections and foreclosure actions for corporate and bank clients.

Chris continues to practice in the area of debtor/creditor rights, which includes bankruptcies, foreclosures, collections, and general business litigation; both for creditors and debtors.

In 2011, Chris was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star and a Top Young Attorney in Missouri and Kansas by KC Magazine.

Tony Miller

Tony Miller is a founding member of the firm. He started the firm with Chris Troppito after practicing with the Kansas City firm of Yonke & Pottenger, LLC where he practiced in the areas of plaintiff

Ryan Kiliany

Ryan D. Kiliany is an associate attorney with Troppito + Miller, LLC, joining the firm in September 2011.

Ryan graduated from the University of Kansas in 1999 with a degree in Business Administration. Subsequent to his graduation, Ryan lived in Chicago, Illinois, working for a Fortune 500 technology company, until he was accepted to law school.

Ryan graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2006, where he received a concentration in Business and Entrepreneurial Law. While in law school, Ryan volunteered his time at the UMKC Business Law Clinic, assisting small start-up companies with entity formation and legal issues. Ryan also completed an internship with the Western District of Missouri Bankruptcy Court, working closely with the Court

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