Attorney Profiles


N. Trey Pettlon, III

Trial Attorney - Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Criminal Defense

Trey has been in court almost five days a week since 1990, beginning with an internship in the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office, and then as an Assistant District Attorney in Johnson County, Kansas, and since 1994 as a criminal defense and personal injury plaintiff's attorney. Since starting his own law office, Trey has tried and won numerous jury trials involving serious criminal charges, significant personal injury and wrongful death. Trey has won numerous "Not Guilty" jury verdicts in criminal cases over the years including acquittals for clients charged with rape, sodomy, aggravated battery, domestic battery, sexual battery, attempted murder, DUI, felony DUI and felony theft. Trey's clients have included attorneys, professional athletes, police officers, nurses, doctors, professors and other professionals with a lot to lose.

Trey has also won numerous wrongful death and personal injury jury trials in Kansas and Missouri. In 1997, Trey won the largest jury verdict of the year for a wrongful death case in Clay County Circuit Court. In 2007, Trey won another wrongful death jury trial that turned out to be one of the largest verdicts in the state of Missouri for the year, a case defended by two top-notch trial attorneys from one of the premier defense firms in Kansas City. Trey has also tried several jury trials for clients injured in car and truck accident cases in Missouri and Kansas. In addition to several jury verdicts, Trey has worked to gain tremendous settlements for his clients in numerous other cases. In 2004, just weeks before trial, Trey helped two clients reach a confidential settlement in a significant, complex case involving a gas explosion, complex regulations, life-threatening burn injuries, and several expert witnesses.

Trey is admitted to practice in Missouri, Kansas and the United States District Courts for Missouri and Kansas. He's tried jury trials in Kansas, Missouri and Federal Court. Trey's cases have taken him all over the United States from Maine to California. Trey has also written appellate briefs to the Kansas Supreme Court as well as the Kansas and Missouri Courts of Appeals.

To learn more about Trey, please see Trey's attorney profile.

(Photo at left: The Honorable Judge John Anderson, III, just prior to his retirement, Dec. 2008)

Ryan S. Ginie

Trial Attorney - Criminal Defense, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Like Trey, Ryan gained experience prosecuting cases before he decided to commit to the defense of private citizens charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors to serious crimes. Prior to joining the firm, Ryan worked as an intern with the Law Offices of N. Trey Pettlon and then as an intern for the Johnson County District Attorney's Office in 1998. Ryan started defending clients as an associate in the Law Offices of N. Trey Pettlon and now is a partner in the Law Offices of Pettlon & Ginie.

Ryan does primarily criminal defense and has a great deal of experience defending both adults and juveniles who are charged. For several years Ryan gave monthly lectures on juvenile law. He is a member of the Johnson County Bar Association, the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Kansas Bar Association, and a sustaining member of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Ryan was selected as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers in 2012 and 2013, just confirming what our clients have known about Ryan for years. The designation is a tremendous honor and the culmination of a lot of work on behalf of his clients and a lot of success in court.

In 2008 Ryan won a jury trial with a verdict of "Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Defect" for a man charged with a Felony for Criminal Threat. According to knowledgeable court observers, it was the first jury verdict of its kind in Johnson County, Kansas in many years.

"Ryan's clients almost universally comment that Ryan has knowledge, experience and abilities that make him an effective advocate for his clients, but it's his genuine concern for his clients and their cases that makes him a great attorney. He finds out what is important to them. He will go over and above to get a good result for his clients. That is what I am most impressed with about Ryan." - Trey Pettlon

For more information about Ryan, please see Ryan's attorney profile.

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Nothing is more frustrating that needing something from your attorney's office, but calling his or her office and getting voicemail because he or she is in court. You may only need to schedule an appointment or get the answer to a simple question, like "When is my next court date?"

A successful law office requires great attorneys and a great support staff. We have just that in our paralegals, Allie Mincks and Danelle Wisdom. Allie is an experienced trial assistant with experience in a large firm and then with the Law Office of N. Trey Pettlon before the Law Offices of Pettlon & Ginie was formed. Over the years she has learned from other experienced paralegals and trial assistants, and she receives continuing education as a legal assistant on an annual basis. She is reliable and committed to helping Ryan and Trey do the best job they can to win your case. Danelle joined the firm in May 2013 and after getting her paralegal degree at Rockhurst College under the tutelage of professors like Judge Rex Gabbert of the Missouri Court of Appeals and Judge Dennis Eckold, Platte County Circuit Court, hit the ground running. Her research skills are tremendous. Both Allie and Danelle are at the office Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 doing everything that has to be done behind the scenes so Trey and Ryan have the support they need to take care of you in court.

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