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Gregory Watt - Lifetime Member

Greg Watt

Greg Watt received his B.F.A. from Emporia State, M.A. from Kansas State, and J.D. from The University of Tulsa College of Law. Greg began his career working as the associate director for governmental relations at Emporia State University. He left Emporia to accept a teaching position at Kansas State.

At the University of Tulsa College of Law Greg served as an editor of the Tulsa Journal of International Law. Also during this time, he was hired by the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office and worked under the guidance of District Attorney, Tim Harris.

After leaving Tulsa, Greg was hired by the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office where he spent the next five years putting some of the most dangerous criminals in Kansas City behind bars. It was at the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office where Greg was given the finest training available by some of the most gifted trial lawyers in Kansas City. Over the years he has also continued his work in the classroom, teaching speech classes for Metropolitan Community College, as well as UMKC.

Greg has been recognized as one of the most accomplished criminal defense lawyers in the Kansas City. He holds advanced credentials in:

DNA Analysis;
Drug Recognition Expert Protocol;
Standard Field Sobriety Testing;
Standard Field Sobriety Instructor;
Gas and Liquid Chromatography;
DUI(D) Analysis;
Forensic Drug Analysis and the use of FTIR technology;
Advanced Roadside Impairment Driver Enforcement Protocol;
Breath Testing; and,
Advanced Trial Techniques.

He has been recognized by both Super Lawyers Magazine and The Kansas City Business Journal for his excellence in criminal defense; he is a 2017 graduate of the National Criminal Defense College; a 2019 graduate of The National Trial Advocacy College; and, he is one of only twelve lifetime members of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Most recently, Greg earned the title "ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist" by the American Chemical Society. There are less than one hundred lawyers in the world with this designation.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Bernard Edelman DWI Seminar

The Lodge of Four Seasons
Lake Ozark, MO
July 8-10, 2020
Registration (via MoBar): online link pending

MACDL Webinars

Risk, Recidivism, and Recovery: What Defense Attorneys Need to Know about Risk-Need-Responsivity and Public Risk Assessments
Featuring Souder Tate

When: May 22, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Fee: $40.00
Register: Online
CLE: 1 credit hour


MACDL Spring CLE-April 30-May 1

CLE CANCELED-Building A Defense One Byte At A Time:  Halting the Prosecution's Tech-Driven Evidence and Advancing Your Own

MACDL recognizes that responsible action must be taken during this unprecedented time for the health and safety of our members.
An alternative date in 2020 is being considered, more details to come.

MACDL Board Calendar

  • January 25, 2020- Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO 
  • April 30, 2020- Branson Convention Center 
  • July 8, 2020-Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO
  • October 2020 TBD 
Be sure to RSVP to MACDL if you plan to attend.

CLE Calendar

MACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in Missouri.  In addition, MACDL  may apply for Kansas CLE credit.  Hours for each state will be identified at Seminar. 


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