Recognized since 2016
Criminal Defense: General Practice
Criminal Defense: White-Collar
DUI / DWI Defense
Contact & Links
- 200 West Douglas Avenue, Suite 830
Olive W. Garvey Building
Wichita, KS 67202
- University of Kansas , J.D., graduated 1995
- University of Kansas, BA, graduated 1992
- Kansas, State Courts of Kansas (1995)
- Kansas, United States District Court, District of Kansas (1995)
- Kansas, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2002)
- Kansas, United States Supreme Court (2003)
- Kansas Supreme Court Pretrial Justice Committee - Member
- American Bar Association - Member
- Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Past Board of Governors
- Kansas Bar Association - Member
- Kansas Judicial Council - Criminal Law Advisory Committee
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Member
- Wichita Bar Association - Past Vice President and Current Criminal Practice Committee Member
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
- DUI / DWI Defense, Wichita (2022)
- Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Wichita (2019)
- Criminal Defense: General Practice, Wichita (2017)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:
- Criminal Defense: General Practice
- Criminal Defense: White-Collar
- DUI / DWI Defense
- Governmental Investigations
- Best Lawyers in America, 2016 - 2023
- Best Lawyers in America, Wichita Lawyer of the Year, DUI/DWI, 2022
- Best lawyers Wichita Lawyer of the Year, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2019
- Best Lawyers Wichita Lawyer of the Year, Criminal Defense: General Practice, 2017
- Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2014 – present
- Martindale-Hubble AV Preeminent, 2014 – present
- America's Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement, 2017
State of Kansas v. MosierNo. 12 CR 468 (Reno County, Kan., Dist. Ct. January 9, 2014): Court dismissed breach of privacy allegation prior to jury trial on defendant’s motion; client found not guilty by jury of rape and lesser included attempted rape; client only convicted by jury of lesser offense of aggravated sexual battery.
State of Kansas v. Chappell26 Kan. App. 2d 275, 987 P.2d 1114 (1999): Kansas Court of Appeals reversed client’s convictions of aggravated indecent liberties and aggravated criminal sodomy based on trial judge’s and prosecutor’s improper comments regarding the child witness’s ability to tell the truth.
City of Wichita v. TrevinoNo. 10 CM 000418 (Wichita, Kan., Mun. Ct. Aug. 17, 2010): Trial judge dismissed prostitution-related charges after prosecutor failed to comply with discovery request.
State of Kansas v. RalstinNo. 10 CR 43 (Kiowa County, Kan., Dist. Ct. July 21, 2011): Jury verdict of “not guilty” on charge of first-degree, premeditated murder, thwarting prosecutor’s plan to seek client’s imprisonment for 50 years to life; jury convicted client only of lesser offense of second-degree murder, reducing client’s sentencing exposure by decades.
State of Kansas v. HoltonNo. 09 CR 3560 (Sedgwick County, Kan., Dist. Ct. Dec. 1, 2010): Trial judge suppressed client’s alleged murder confession and other evidence—including alleged murder weapon and victim’s property—after finding that police illegally arrested client.
United States v. JonesNo. 6:01-CR-10004 (D. Kan. Nov. 14, 2001): Trial judge found client “not guilty” of being a felon in possession of ammunition, overturning jury’s guilty verdict.
State of Kansas v. ShanklinNo. 98 CR 108 (Sedgwick County, Kan., Dist. Ct July 23, 1998): Jury verdict of ”not guilty” on charges of first-degree murder and other crimes arising from a drive-by shooting.
United States v. Poulos(U.S. Parole Comm’n 1997): United States Parole Commission declined to extend federal special parole, and granted request to terminate client’s parole.
State of Kansas v. RobertsNo. 10 CR 1343 (Sedgwick County, Kan. Dist. Ct. 2011): Trial judge in State drug case dismissed case alleging two counts of possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of no drug tax stamp, felony, at the conclusion of preliminary hearing.
City of Newton v. Doe10 N 1358 (Newton, Kan., Mun. Ct. Jan. 27, 2011): Trial judge suppressed all evidence of driving under the influence of alcohol; criminal case dismissed with prejudice; driver’s-license suspension dismissed, and client’s driving privileges restored
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