Stephen M. Joseph - Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC

Stephen M. Joseph

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1987

After graduating from law school, Mr. Stephen Joseph was appointed by United States District Judge William R. Collinson, Western District of Missouri, to serve as his Law Clerk from 1972 to 1974. He was an Assistant District Attorney in Wichita from 1974 to 1978, and he was the head of the appellate division in that office for three years.

The Kansas Attorney General appointed him Special Assistant Attorney General in 1982 and 1983 to provide representation to state district judges named as parties in specific litigation. He has been engaged as a Special Prosecutor by several Kansas county and district attorneys to prosecute difficult cases.

In 1978, Mr. Joseph entered private practice and has concentrated in criminal defense matters for nearly 40 years. Mr. Joseph's practice is concentrated in the defense of persons charged with crimes in federal and state courts, including murder, arson, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, income tax evasion, controlled substance, computer crimes, medical and insurance fraud and government procurement fraud. He also defends clients in related civil matters, including property forfeiture, insider trading, and false claims cases. He also defends professionals, such as lawyers and physicians, in disciplinary matters.

Gov. John Carlin appointed Mr. Joseph to serve as the first Chair of the Kansas State Board of Indigents Defense Services when that agency was created by the Kansas Legislature in 1984. Prior to that, Mr. Joseph served at the pleasure of the Kansas Supreme Court on the Board of Supervisors of Panels to Aid Indigent Defendants.

Mr. Joseph has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America every year since 1987, and was named the 2013 Wichita Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar and 2014 Wichita Lawyer of the Year for Criminal Defense: White Collar.

Wichita State UniversityBA 1969University of Kansas School of LawJ.D. 1972
American Bar AssociationKansas Bar AssociationNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Office Location

500 N Market Street
Wichita, KS 67214-3514
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense: White-Collar of the Wichita Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Criminal Defense: General Practice of the Wichita Metro Area
Stephen M. Joseph has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Stephen M. Joseph has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense: General Practice (Appellate, State and Federal)
Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Appellate, Civil and Criminal, Federal, Government Investigations, Securities Fraud, State, Tax-Evasion Defense)

Other Information

Gender: Male