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Michael Kiel Kaiser

Michael Kiel Kaiser

The Jewish Bulldog
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate, Juvenile Law ...
  • Arkansas
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Biography

After working as a public defender in courts throughout Pulaski County from 2015 to 2016, Mike understands the potentially life-altering consequences that a single traffic ticket or seemingly minor charge can have on a person's life, let alone a felony. He works hard to ensure that collateral consequences of any arrest or conviction are minimal, thinking about how today's actions may affect clients years down the line. He approaches each case with the same passion and gusto, whether the client faces a fine, a loss of some privilege, or life behind bars. Mike's passion extends beyond his work at Lassiter & Cassinelli. He has spoken to residents at Our House about how to get the most out of their appointed counsel, volunteered at several local Homeless Court events, and takes on multiple pro bono and reduced-fee cases annually.

Mike has represented thousands of Arkansans accused of crimes, focusing primarily on the areas drug crime; DWI; juvenile delinquency; and criminal appeals. Mike is a proud graduate of THE Little Rock Central High School, an avid cyclist, and an active volunteer with the local Jewish Food Festival.

Don't sit around waiting for justice to simply happen to you. You have to go out and TAKE it. Call the Jewish Bulldog today for a free consultation.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Juvenile Law
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas
Arkansas Judiciary
ID Number: 2015001
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8th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Lassiter & Cassinelli
- Current
Associate Attorney
James Law Firm
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Deputy Public Defender
Pulaski County Public Defender's Office
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Education
University of Arkansas School of Law
J.D. (2014)
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Honors: Cum Laude
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University of Pennsylvania
B.A. (2011) | Communication
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Honors: Minors in Sociology & Anthropology
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Awards
2021 Mid-South Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Rising Stars is a designation of top-rated practicing attorneys selected through extensive evaluation. He was awarded this distinction for 2021.
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Received five or more 4+ star reviews in a calendar year.
Professional Associations
Pulaski County Bar Association
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
CLE: Stand Your Ground in Light of SB24, Pulaski County PD's Office monthly CLE, Little Rock, AR
Pulaski County Public Defender's Office
Taught continuing legal education (course) to local public defenders regarding Arkansas's stand-your-ground law, 2021 SB24
CLE: Getting a Good Sentence in a Bad Drug Case, AACDL Monthly Luncheon, Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (AACDL)
Taught continuing legal education (CLE) course to local criminal-defense attorneys on how to achieve positive results in difficult drug cases
CLE: Opening the Open Carry Floodgates: Concealed & Unconcealed Carry in Arkansas, ArkBar Annual Meeting, Hot Springs, AR
Arkansas Bar Association (ABA)
Taught continuing legal education (CLE) course to Arkansas attorneys about open-carry in light of two recent decisions from the Arkansas Court of Appeals
CLE: 2017-2018 Criminal Caselaw Update, HogWild CLE, Hot Springs, AR
HogWild CLE
Taught continuing legal education (CLE) course to local practitioners reviewing major Arkansas opinions in criminal law from 2017-2018
Courtroom Etiquette Workshop, Our House
Our House
Spoke with residents and volunteers at Our House in Little Rock about how to get the most out of their appointed counsel
Websites & Blogs
Website
Lassiter & Cassinelli
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. In the state of arkansas is it illegal for the law to bust in your home before 6am.??
A: Generally, law enforcement must execute a search warrant between the hours of 6am and 8pm. That is pursuant to Rule 13.2(c) of the Arkansas Rules of Criminal Procedure. However, there are exceptions if the issuing judge finds: 1) the place to be searched is difficult of speedy access; or 2) the objects to be seized are in danger of imminent removal; or 3) the warrant can only be safely or successfully executed at nighttime. However, the judge would have to make such a finding in the warrant (or affidavit for the warrant) itself. Definitely something you need to visit with an attorney about as an illegal nighttime search without permission from a judge may be a good argument in favor of suppression. Speak with your public defender or private counsel ASAP.
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Contact & Map
Lassiter & Cassinelli
300 S Spring Street, Suite 800
Little Rock, AR 72201
Toll-Free: (501) 370-9300
Telephone: (501) 370-9300