Howard Lee Lotven

Howard Lee Lotven

Howard L. Lotven, P.C., Attorney
City of Napoleon, Missouri, Municipal Court Judge
City of Lake Lafayette, MO, City Attorney - City Prosecutor
Location:
Kansas City, Missouri
Phone:
816-399-5639
877-740-4997 (Toll Free)
Fax:
816-471-1233
Email:

LEGAL FIELDS AND EXPERIENCE:

Presently, I primarily represent clients in Criminal/Municipal Courts and Traffic Courts. I have been either a prosecutor or defense attorney in over 10,000 cases. I also represent clients in Family Law matters including divorce, paternity, modification of child support, custody and visitation. In the past and currently a portion of my practice is in personal injury cases/auto accidents.

I have also argued six cases in front of the Missouri Court of Appeals - Western District:

  1. Lane v. Amsted Industries, Inc. - Product Liability Claim - Appeal regarding the appropriateness of jury's consideration of a Plaintiff's worker's compensation claim in a suit for product liability.
  2. Eimer v. Board of Police Commissioner of Kansas City, Mo - Worker's Compensation Claim - Appeal regarding the appropriateness of an employee's employment history being entered into evidence in a worker's compensation claim.
  3. Todd v. Lohman - Driver's License Suspension - Appeal regarding the procedures under the Missouri Department Of Health Code Of Regulations that a lab technician must follow to have a valid test for blood alcohol content.
  4. Peterson v. Summit Fitness, Inc. - Personal Injury - Appeal regarding the standard for Aopen and obvious danger@ defense as it relates to children.
  5. In Interest of R.C. - Termination Of Parental Rights - Appeal regarding whether evidence regarding the child's statements made to other children is admissible and whether sufficient evidence of abuse was presented to terminate parental rights.
  6. Baldridge v. Director of Revenue - Driver's License Suspension - Appeal regarding reinstatement of Petitioner's driver's license when Circuit Court Judge found the police officer's testimony not credible.
  7. Brown v. Brown - Successfully argued a change in the law (ie: right to receive a credit) where the parent paying child did not receive from parent receiving child support proof that the child was in college under Missouri law.

Areas of Practice

  • DUI / DWI
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 1984
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1984

Education

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Major: Political Science

References

  • City of Harrisonville, Missouri
  • City of Lake Laffeyette

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Practicing in Municipal and Traffic Courts, Missouri Bar Association, 1987 - 1990
  • Lecturer, Practicing in Municipal and Traffic Courts, Missouri Bar Association, 1992
  • Lecturer, Practicing in Municipal and Traffic Courts, Missouri Bar Association, 1997
  • Law Day Speaker, Missouri Bar Association, 1986
  • Law Day Speaker, Missouri Bar Association, 1996
  • Lecturer, Practicing in Municipal and Traffic Courts, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 1999 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in the Law
  • Who's Who in the Midwest
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Outstanding Americans
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary Society
  • CASA Attorney of the Year, 2002
  • Volunteer Attorney Project Award, 1994
  • Kansas City Attorney Of The Year – The Local Newspaper
  • Cambridge Who's Who in America
  • Missouri Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Municipal Court Committee, 1984 - 1989
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Municipal Court Committee, 1999 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Secretary, 1988
  • MO Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Council Representative, 1986 - 1988
  • Kansas City Missouri Bar Ass'n., Municipal Cts. Comm. Member, 1985 - 1987
  • Kansas City Missouri Bar Ass'n., Municipal Cts. Comm. Member, 1995 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association, 1984 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee, 1989 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association, Co-Chairperson, 1991 - 1992
  • Missouri Bar Association, General Practice Committee, 1989 - Present
  • Missouri Bar Association, Executive Committee, 1993 - 1999
  • Missouri Bar Association, Solo and Small Practice Seminar Committee, 1997 - 1999
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Vice-Chairperson, 2001
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Chairperson, 2002
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Family Law Committee, 2002 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2002 - Present
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Nominating Committee, 2012
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Volunteer Attorney Project, 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association, 1984 - 1987
  • American Bar Association, 2005 - 2006
  • American Association for Justice, 1986 - 1990
  • Municipal Court Prosecutors Association of Western Missouri, 1992 - Present
  • Municipal Court Prosecutors Association of Western Missouri, Board of Directors, 2006 - Present
  • Missouri Municipal and Associate Circuit Judges Association, 2007 - Present
  • Candidate for Judgeship for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, 2005
  • Association of Women Lawyers, Member, 2010 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Kansas City, MO, Assistant City Prosecutor, June 1, 1985 - December 31, 1985
  • City of Harrisonville, MO, City Attorney - City Prosecutor, 1989 - 1991
  • City of Napoleon, Missouri, City Attorney - City Prosecutor, 2001 - 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board of Trustees, Pilgrim Chapel/Pilgrim Services, Inc., 2001 - 2005
  • Volunteer and in Court Coordinator, Heart of America Stand Down: (U.S. Veteran's Assistance Program - Municipal Court Defense Attorney)
  • Volunteer, Heartland United Way, 1985 - 1986
  • Committee for Community Progress, 2004 - Present
  • Member, House Rabbit Society, 1988 - 2007
  • Member, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, 2002 - Present
  • Board Of Directors, Kansas City Center For Urban Agriculture, Inc., 2006 - Present
  • Volunteer and in Court Coordinator, Step – Up: (Homeless and Abused Women's Assistance Program - Municipal Court Defense Attorney), 2006 - Present
  • B’nai Bryant: Member, Non-Profit Religious Organization, 2005 - Present
  • Commissioner, Jackson County Human Relations And Citizen Complaints Commission, March 1, 2012
  • Assistant Coach, Blue Spring/Independence Competitive Baseball League, Blue Springs Royals, 2009
  • Kansas City Men's Senior Baseball League, 1990 - 1998
  • Kansas City Men's Senior Baseball League, 2009
  • Federal Division Commissioner, Kansas City Men's Senior Baseball League, 1992 - 1998

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi