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Phil  A. LeVota, Attorney at Law


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Phil on Facebook: 
Phil hosts the Red Carpet at the Emmys: 

  • Trial Attorney: Licensed to practice in Missouri, Kansas, & Federal Courts
  • Professional Conference Speaker & Trainer
  • Special Prosecuting Attorney, Jackson County
  • Assistant Prosecutor,
    City of Lee's Summit, Missouri
  • Radio Talk Show Host
  • Television Show Host
  • Chairman: 52nd District Legislative Committee
  • Chairman: 8th Senatorial Legislative Committee
  • Elected member of Missouri State Democratic Committee representing western Missouri
  • Former Chairman, Jackson County Democratic Committee
  • EMMY Award winner
P.O. Box 3314
Independence, MO 64055
E-mail: plevota@yahoo.com

Phil on TV:

Go to www.ThePowerofKC.com to see Kansas City's newest local television show featuring your host and EMMY AWARD WINNER Phil LeVota. Watch episodes online now.

Phil on Radio:
'Dialogue with Phil LeVota'  Click here for first few minutes of a show.
This entertaining and informative  weekly talk radio show airs on Hot Talk 1510 AM and is the Midwest's highest rated political talk show.
CLICK HERE to listen to clips:

 President Barack Obama & Phil

US Senator John McCain & Phil

Vice President Joe Biden & Phil

Political Strategist James Carville

US Senator Claire McCaskill

Governor Kathleen Sebelius

US Senator Bob Dole & Phil

Phil on Radio:

Every Monday morning on KCMO 710 AM the "Monday Morning Matchup" where Phil discusses the political issues of the day. Listen to one segment here: (9:00)

The Law Offices of
Phil LeVota, LLC
Click here to go to the webpage for the law firm:


   Two Offices in
Kansas City Metro Area

  • Two Pershing Square/Crown Center in Kansas City
  • 40 Highway and Crysler Road in Independence
Main mailing address:
Post Office Box 3314
Independence, MO 64055
Office: 816-889-9200
Fax:    816-889-9201

Specializing in:
  • Missouri State and Local Government Practice
  • US Congress & MO Legislature Lobbying Practice
  • Wrongful Death & Personal Injury
  • Plaintiff Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Campaign consulting

Phil in Print:
Read Phil's column
"The Last Word With Phil LeVota"
every month in
"Home" Magazine



Phil & Max                  Max & Red

Phil & his friend, Big Red.
Great grandson of the legendary race horse, Seabiscuit

Kansas City's newest local television show
Go to www.thepowerofkc.com to watch the pilot show online

Phil with his friend Ellie Kemper, who plays Erin the new receptionist on NBC's "The Office."

More pictures below:

Professional Biography:

  Phil LeVota is a life-long resident of the Kansas City area. Phil attended Truman High School in Independence and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg in 1988. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and held many leadership roles in the organization. 

After college, Phil worked for the State of Missouri in the Division of Child Support Enforcement for four years. In the position of Manager and Public Awareness Director, Phil was responsible for the supervision of a team of investigators and office staff in enforcing state administrative law. He also was appointed to the Governor's Public Relations Task Force as well as representing the agency in media interviews and speaking engagements. During this period, Phil was elected to the Board of Directors of the Missouri Child Support Enforcement Association. While working full-time, Phil attended classes and received his Master's Degree in Management from Baker University.

Phil was then able to pursue his lifelong dream of being an attorney. In Phil's first year of law school, he was ranked in the top fifteen percent of his class. While attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School, Phil was a member of Law Review, was selected to the UMKC National Trial Team, and was listed in Who's Who of American Law Students twice. During law school, Phil was employed as an Administrative Hearing Officer dealing with administrative law issues for the Department of Social Services. In his last year of law school, Phil worked in the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's office in
Kansas City, Missouri as a legal intern licensed to practice law in Missouri courts. Even before graduation, Phil had numerous court appearances and was involved in eight jury trials prosecuting criminals on behalf of the State of Missouri.

After graduating from law school, Jackson County Prosecutor Claire McCaskill appointed Phil to the position of Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the criminal trial division. As a trial attorney, Phil tried numerous jury trials ranging from murder and assault to drug cases. He also argued numerous times successfully before the Missouri Court of Appeals. Further, Phil specialized in prosecuting gang violence as the designated Gang Prosecutor for the
Kansas City, Missouri Police Department for several years. Phil served on the County Homicide Case Review Committee, as well as the Jackson County Prosecutor's Death Penalty Review Committee.

Phil LeVota later served Prosecutor Bob Beaird in the position of Chief of Communications and Special Projects within the Prosecutor's office. His duties ranged from homicide prosecution to media contact as office spokesman as well as coordinating several law enforcement and community task forces and committees. Phil LeVota later served in the position of Trial Team Leader and Lead Prosecutor of the Jackson County Community Justice Unit.  Phil also specialized in election, campaign, and voter fraud violation prosecutions as well as major crimes. In his personal time, Phil worked with citizens concerned about the release of prisoners. Phil was the co-author, and lobbied for the passage, of the Jake's Law bill that was signed into law by Missouri Governor Bob Holden. Phil also worked with the Missouri General Assembly in the passage of the Child Enticement legislation that makes it a crime to lure children from their homes, schools, on the Internet.

Phil is licensed to practice law in
Missouri, Kansas, and Federal District Courts. He served as Legal Adviser for the Eastern Jackson County Youth Court Program and served on the Board of Directors of KKFI 90.1 FM - Blues & Jazz Community Radio Station. He also is a member of the Paseo Corridor Safe Neighborhood Grant Advisory Council and the Executive Director of the "SHOW-ME" Council for Accountability & Responsibility in Government. Phil has participated as the graduation keynote speaker in over 100 DARE graduations in elementary schools with law enforcement officers all over Jackson County.


Phil has extensive experience in training for different organizations he is a member of; including the Missouri Bar Association in moderating and teaching continuing legal education seminars, the International Homicide Investigators Association, and the Midwest Gang Investigators Association. He has experience as a Trainer and Presenter for the U.S. Department of Justice Law Enforcement Education Program. Phil also served as an Instructor for the Kansas City Police Department Crime Scene Investigation Academy, the Kansas City Police Officer Recruit Academy, and the Officer Continuing Education program.

Phil was selected by the National District Attorney's Association to be a member of the faculty at the Department of Justice's
National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Phil was one of only 40 prosecutors across the entire nation selected to participate in training at the Office of Legal Education's new state of the art training and technology center. After Phil attended an Advanced Trial Advocacy course as a student, he was nominated by the faculty to be a teaching member of the faculty and now teaches a variety of subjects to prosecutors across the country.


After over a decade of representing victims of violent crime in Jackson County, Phil currently is in private practice as the managing partner of The Law Offices of Phil LeVota, LLC (www.LeVotaLaw.com) with two office locations in the metropolitan Kansas City area representing clients in varied areas of the law.  Phil still is involved in prosecution serving as a part-time municipal prosecutor in Lee's Summit, Missouri appointed by the Lee's Summit City Council and as the Special Prosecuting Attorney representing the State of Missouri in several criminal prosecutions in Jackson County appointed by the Presiding Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit.


Among other activities, Phil is a member of the United States Attorney's Weed & Seed Steering and Advisory Committee responsible for the administration of law enforcement and community grants in Kansas City, Missouri.  Phil also was appointed by the Independence Police Department as a board member of the Juvenile Law Enforcement Coalition Committee.  Phil is also a board member of Hope House Shelter for Battered Women and Children in Independence and Lee's Summit, Missouri


Phil is a much sought after national speaker and has been invited to speak across the country from West VirginiaLouisiana, and California on different issues ranging from prosecution to motivational speaking.   Phil has appeared on NBC, Fox, ABC, and many radio stations as an expert analyst in election issues, media topics, and legal topics.

In 2010, Phil was honored to receive a coveted an Emmy Award for his work on the television program, The Power of KC that was broadcast on Saturday mornings on the Fox network.  Phil was also recently elected to the Board of Governors of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences.

Phil is also a member of many other organizations, including the K.C. Metropolitan Bar Association, Missouri & Kansas Bar Associations, UMKC Law School Mentor Program, American Bar Association, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Shriners, and the Elks Lodge.


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On the campaign trail with Vice President Joe Biden

Governor Jay Nixon and Phil talk legislative issues

Phil and his pal, James Carville after dinner at The Capital Grille in Kansas City

Phil with his former boss, United States Senator Claire McCaskill


Phil and President Bill Clinton having lunch          Phil speaking at Democratic Conference

Phil with his friend and American Idol winner David Cook

Phil and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spend time together at a
July 4th picnic at Terry McAulliffe's Washington DC home


The legendary Buck O'Neill

Radio host Phil LeVota keeps the listeners entertained and informed

Phil and former Senator and Presidential candidate John Edwards at dinner

Baseball Hall of Famer George Brett and Phil enjoy the American Royal BBQ

Phil and John reporting the news


 Phil and his wife Lanette

LeVota on television talking about crime

As a young prosecutor, LeVota prepares to go into the courtroom for trial with the evidence:
Four kilos of cocaine and three guns.

The defendant was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years.

Phil and his father Sam headed out for a day on horseback

The newest member of the LeVota family, "BO".

Phil and Missouri Tiger Coach Gary Pinkel

Phil and Kansas City Mayor Sly James

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Phil LeVota
P.O. Box 3314
Independence, MO 64055
Office: 816-889-9200
Fax: 816-889-9201
Personal: 816-821-8531

Facebook: facebook.com/plevota

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