121 East Gregory Blvd.

Kansas City, MO 64114

telephone number 816-363-4400
fax number 816-363-4300

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I have devoted my entire 30-year legal career to fighting for the rights of persons accused of crimes both at the trial and post-conviction level. Over the past several years, I have helped to secure the release from prison of a number of  individuals who were wrongly accused and incarcerated.

I also believe in being honest and open and being available for communication with all of my clients and their families. Many lawyers often get a bad reputation, which is well deserved, for being aloof, inaccessible, or ill-prepared.

Although defending persons who are accused of crimes or are already incarcerated after being convicted, is often an up-hill battle, I always promise all of my clients that they will get my best effort on their behalf. Apart from vigorously representing my clients, I also feel that it is important to educate the public to the fact that many more people are wrongly accused and incarcerated for crimes they did not commit, contrary to what members of the public and participants in the criminal justice system would like to believe.


        Springfield, Missouri


        Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, J.D. 1984
        Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, B.A. in History
               and Political Science, 1981

Memberships and Associations:

         -- Member of the Missouri Bar
         -- Bar for the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
         -- Bar of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
         -- Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States

        Member of Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL)

Professional Experience:

        Owner and sole practitioner - Law Office of Kent Gipson, LLC, Kansas City, Mo.
                August 2008 - present.

        Staff Attorney - Public Interest Litigation Clinic, Kansas City, Mo.
                October 2005 - August 2008.

        Staff Attorney - Missouri Capital Punishment Resource Center, Kansas City, Mo.
                December 1989 - October 2005.

        Staff Attorney and First Assistant Public Defender -
                Jackson County Public Defender's Office, Kansas City, Mo.   
                October 1984 - December 1989.