KC Law firm with 29 years of experience
Coulter deVries F. Coulter deVries, a Kansas City native, is the Shareholder and Director of deVries & Associates, P.C. His practice is primarily focused in the areas of Real Estate (transactions, litigation, business licenses, land use, and problem solving); Criminal Defense (DWI Defense, Commercial Drivers Licenses, and alcohol/drug related prosecutions in city and state courts); and service to the Jackson County Circuit Court as a Receiver, Special Master, Court Appointed Sales Agent, and Condemnation Commissioner. In addition, deVries is a certified and state-qualified Mediator/Neutral in Jackson County, Missouri, for the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Missouri with a specialty in resolving Real Estate and Construction Disputes, and on the KCMBA Qualified Mediator's List.

deVries’ professional memberships include the Missouri Bar Association, Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, ABA Section of Real Property and Trust Law, and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (Fee Dispute Committee, Municipal Court Committee, and KCMBA representative serving as former President of the Jackson County Law Library). He is also a member of the Westport Landing Democratic Club, American Motorcycle Association, National Rifle Association, and National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

deVries was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1979, after receiving a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City Law School.

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Janeen Devries

B. Janeen deVries is a managing shareholder and senior associate for deVries & Associates, P.C., where she practices in the areas of criminal defense and estates and trusts. After graduating from law school in 1985, she served as an assistant public defender for the State Public Defender System in Jackson County for 4 years.

In 2006, deVries served as President of the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, Missouri, where she had served as a member of the Board of Directors for nine years prior. Currently, she serves as the Secretary of the Association for Women Lawyers Foundation. deVries is also a member of the board of directors for the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, and the board of directors for Lawyers Encouraging Academic Performance (L.E.A.P.).

In 2006, deVries was named Woman of the Year by the Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City, and in 2008 was named one of the Legal Leaders of the Year by the Kansas City Daily Record. She was named “Best of the Bar” in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, by the Kansas City Business Journal. deVries also received the Public Service Award by the Missouri Bar Association in 2008.

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Michael P. Dube'

Michael P. Dubé is an attorney with the law firm of deVries & Associates, P.C. His primary areas of practice are Real Estate (transactions, litigation, financing, landlord/tenant disputes, and foreclosures) and Business (transactions, litigation, business organization/formation, and contract disputes). Dubé is a member of the American Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, and Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri and U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. He has appeared before numerous circuit and municipal courts in the greater Kansas City area, as well as the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District.

Dube' was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2004, after receiving a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law earlier that year. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in December 2000, when he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a minor in Political Science.

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Lance E. Hanson

Lance E. Hanson is associated as Of Counsel with deVries & Associates, P.C. His practice is focused primarily in the areas of workers compensation and personal injury. Hanson represented the claimant in Wells v. Brown, which was the most requested opinion from Missouri Lawyers Weekly for three weeks, and was voted Most Important Legal Opinion for workers compensation in 2000. He is a member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Missouri Bar, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA), and the Workplace Injury Litigation Group (WILG).

Hanson was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1993 and the Kansas Bar in 1994. He received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Law in May 1993. He obtained a B.A. in political science from the University of Northern Iowa in 1990. Hanson coaches youth sports through 3&2 Baseball of Johnson County and the Kaw Valley Football League.

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