Phil A. LeVota, Attorney at Law
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Phil LeVota is a life-long resident of the
After college, Phil worked for the State of
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
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
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
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
Phil was selected by the National District Attorney's Association to be a member of the faculty at the Department of Justice's
After over a decade of representing victims of violent crime in
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
Phil is a much sought after national speaker and has been invited to speak across the country from
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