DUI

The DUI attorneys in our Wichita, Kansas City, Lawrence & Topeka offices defend state and municipal DUI and DWI prosecutions. Our lawyers have represented hundreds of individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated.

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Criminal Defense

Perhaps the most critical decision you make when charged with a crime is who to hire as your criminal defense attorney. You need a lawyer who you can trust to aggressively defend the charges and evaluate all defenses.

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Federal Crimes

We have defended indictments for mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, medicare and medicaid fraud, securities fraud, embezzlement, money laundering, and income tax evasion.

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Computer Crimes

Federal agents and local police frequently begin investigations by seizing home and business computers. As soon as your home or business computer is seized, you need an attorney who knows computer forensics.
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Civil Forfeiture

Police assume that a large amount of cash means that drugs are somehow involved and can seize the cash even when there is no hard evidence of a connection to drug trafficking.
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Litigation

When your business, livelihood or reputation is on the line, you want an experienced advocate fighting for you.

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Family Law & Divorce

When your financial future and your relationship with your children are at stake, you need our experienced divorce and family law attorneys to help you settle your life.

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Professional Licensing

When your license, livelihood, and reputation are on the line, you need professional licensing attorneys who are experienced and skilled in litigating before regulatory boards and agencies.

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Military Administrative

We represent active duty service members involved in adverse administrative actions. Our firm is located in central Kansas-within driving distance of many Army and Air Force military installations.
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Cannabis Defense

Compliance issues are the number one reason cannabis businesses fail. The laws and regulations pertaining to hemp and marijuana are rapidly developing and changing constantly.

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WHO WE ARE

Joseph, Hollander & Craft is one of the premier litigation firms in Kansas. From our offices in Kansas City, Lawrence, Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita, the firm’s attorneys aggressively represent our clients in cases in Kansas, Missouri, and across the United States. When we can’t resolve our clients’ problems with practical recommendations and reasonable negotiations, we use our experience and skills to control the litigation and produce decisive results.

When your business, your freedom, your property, or your career is at stake, you want the attorney standing beside you to be skilled, prepared, and relentless. We undertake complex contract, employment and civil rights litigation, defend against life-changing criminal prosecutions, protect children and property in divorce and family law cases, and battle claims of professional misconduct against attorneys, doctors, judges, accountants, real estate agents, and others.

Our firm can be found in the Martindale Hubbell® Bar Register of Pre Eminent Lawyers, U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms, and Chambers USA’s The World’s Leading Lawyers. Many of our lawyers have been awarded the highest individual peer-review ratings assigned by Martindale Hubbell®. Attorneys in our firm have been selected by their peers for listing in Best Lawyers in America. Three were recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America as “Lawyer of the Year” in their field. Four were designated as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers.

OUR HISTORY

The firm has more than tripled in size since its inception and remains dedicated to superior courtroom litigation. It has well-established practice groups for Criminal Defense, Employment Law, Family Law, Professional Liability Defense, and Civil Litigation.

Added Overland Park Office
With the acquisition of Erickson Scherff, LLC, the firm added an Overland Park office and expanded its reach into the Kansas City market.

Alli Jacoby Joins as COO
Alli Jacoby joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. With experience managing operations and practice groups in both large and small law firm environments, Jacoby took over the management of the firm’s growing operations and joined the members in the development and implementation of its long-term growth strategy.

Julia Craft Joins
Julia Craft joined the firm’s leadership. With decades of experience and a distinguished reputation in family law, Craft took the helm of the firm’s growing domestic practice. The firm was renamed Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC.

Added Lawrence Office
To accommodate its growing northeastern Kansas clientele, the firm opened a Lawrence office.

Christopher Joseph Joins
Christopher Joseph joined the firm as the Managing Member of the Topeka office. In the coming years, Joseph would become a major player in state and federal criminal defense.

Opening
Joseph & Hollander PA was formed as a law firm dedicated to civil and criminal litigation. Three associates joined Joseph & Hollander’s offices in Wichita and Topeka, and the firm set out to build a reputation for excellence in Kansas courtrooms.

MEET OUR TEAM

Christopher M. Joseph

Christopher Joseph - Attorney at Law

Locations: Lawrence, Overland Park, Topeka
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-856-0143

Mr. Joseph represents individuals and businesses in complex civil litigation and during the investigation and prosecution of criminal charges. Mr. Joseph is a member of the Kansas, Topeka, and Douglas County Bar Associations and has earned Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers.

Julia A. Craft

Julia A. Craft

Locations: Wichita
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 316-262-9393

Ms. Craft’s family law practice includes divorce, child custody, child support, parenting time, spousal maintenance, premarital agreements, separation agreements, guardianships, child in need of care proceedings, and juvenile offenders. Ms. Craft is admitted to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court and all other Kansas courts.

M. Kristine Lawless

M. Kristine Lawless

Locations: Topeka
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-234-3272

Family law dominates Ms. Lawless’s practice, including divorce, property settlement agreements, premarital agreements, paternity actions, and maintenance, with a focus on child custody matters, parenting time, and child support. Ms. Lawless also has extensive experience as criminal defense attorney consisting of complex federal and state cases.

Dionne M. Scherff

Dionne M. Scherff

Locations: Kansas City, Overland Park
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 913-948-9490

Ms. Scherff has extensive experience litigating felony jury trials in both federal and state courts. She is one of only a handful of Kansas lawyers qualified by Kansas to handle death penalty cases, and is one of only two lawyers in Kansas’ history of death penalty cases to get a capital case dismissed.

Jess W. Hoeme

Jess W. Hoeme

Locations: Wichita
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 316-262-9393

Mr. Hoeme represents persons charged with any crime in the municipal, state, or federal courts of Kansas. Mr. Hoeme’s practice is concentrated on representing persons charged with serious traffic offenses, driving under the influence, drug crimes and other crimes against persons.

Diane L. Bellquist

Diane L. Bellquist

Locations: Kansas City, Overland Park, Topeka
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-234-3272

Ms. Bellquist’s practice is focused on general civil litigation and defending licensed individuals and entities in licensing actions involving their regulatory bodies. Representation of licensees includes appealing application denials, responding in investigations of complaints, negotiating settlement agreements, defending against allegations in formal disciplinary proceedings.

Ardith Smith-Woertz

Ardith Smith-Woertz

Locations: Topeka
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-234-3272

Ms. Smith-Woertz practice is concentrated in family law with an emphasis on divorce and child custody matters. Ms. Smith-Woertz is admitted to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court, all other Kansas courts and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

Boyd R. McPherson

Boyd R. McPherson

Locations: Wichita
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 316-262-9393

Mr. McPherson’s family law practice includes divorce, child custody, child support, parenting time, spousal maintenance, premarital agreements, separation agreements, child in need of care, and juvenile offenders. His criminal law practice consists of defense of persons charged with crimes in state and municipal courts.

Lindsey P. Erickson

Lindsey P. Erickson

Locations: Overland Park
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 913-948-9490

Ms. Bellquist’s practice is focused on general civil litigation and defending licensed individuals and entities in licensing actions involving their regulatory bodies. Representation of licensees includes appealing application denials, responding in investigations of complaints, negotiating settlement agreements, defending against allegations in formal disciplinary proceedings.

Carrie E. Parker

Carrie E. Parker

Locations: Lawrence
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-856-0143

Ms. Parker’s practice is concentrated in criminal defense and civil litigation. Ms. Parker is admitted to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court, all other Kansas courts, and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.Ms. Parker is a member of the Kansas, Topeka, and Douglas County Bar Associations.

Rebecca F. Henry

Rebecca F. Henry

Locations: Wichita
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 316-262-9393

Ms. Henry’s practice is concentrated in family law.After graduating from law school, Ms. Henry served as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Chanute. In that position, she successfully prosecuted cases at the city level, including DUI, traffic, MIP, and petty theft. Ms. Henry is a member of the Kansas and Wichita Bar Associations.

Casey Y. Meek

Casey Y. Meek

Locations: Kansas City, Overland Park, Lawrence, Topeka
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-856-0143

Mr. Meek’s practice is focused on the defense of individuals accused of crimes, with an emphasis on DUI and traffic crimes. Mr. Meek is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, the Douglas County Bar Association, and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

Katherine E.M. Chlumsky

Katherine E.M. Chlumsky

Locations: Wichita
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 316-262-9393

Ms. Chlumsky’s practice is concentrated in civil litigation with an emphasis on employment law. Ms. Chlumsky is admitted to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court, all other Kansas courts and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

B. Keith Edwards

B. Keith Edwards

Locations: Wichita
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 316-262-9393

Mr. Edwards represents individuals charged with criminal offenses both misdemeanors and felonies in Sedgwick county municipal and state courts.

Anne M. Kindling

Anne M. Kindling

Locations: Topeka
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-234-3272

Anne M. Kindling devotes her legal practice to health and hospital law, administrative and regulatory defense, and general civil litigation. Ms. Kindling received her juris doctorate cum laudefrom the Indiana University School of Law in 1993.

Christine Pina Rosengreen

Christine Pina Rosengreen

Locations: Kansas City, Overland Park
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 913-402-6069

Ms. Rosengreen practices in all areas of family law, including but not limited to, divorce, paternity, modification, guardianship, Guardian ad Litem and adoption. A life-long advocate for children and families, she is a Certified Family Law Mediator for the State of Missouri.

Christopher M. McHugh

Christopher M. McHugh

Locations: Kansas City, Overland Park
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-297-0800

Mr. McHugh is a litigator with decades of experience defending individuals and businesses in civil and criminal litigation in Kansas and Missouri courts. In addition to his courtroom practice, Mr. McHugh counsels entities and individuals on law relating to cannabis, marijuana, and hemp projects; represents entities seeking medical marijuana licensure; and assists in all manner of related regulatory issues.

Andrew J. Goodwin

Andrew J. Goodwin

Locations: Topeka
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-297-0800

Mr. Goodwin is an experienced litigation attorney whose practice focuses on representing individuals and businesses in the transportation, financial, utility, and manufacturing industries. He has represented clients in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, professional liability, products liability, employment discrimination, property damage, insurance coverage and business disputes.

Matthew A. Johnston

Matthew A. Johnston

Locations: Kansas City
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 816-297-0800

Mr. Johnston’s civil practice focuses on complex business litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, professional liability and employment discrimination.

Dustin J. Curry

Dustin J. Curry

Locations: Lawrence, Topeka
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-856-0143

Mr. Curry’s practice focuses on criminal defense in state and federal courts across the state of Kansas.
Mr. Curry is admitted to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court, all other Kansas courts, and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.

Hannah R. Wittman

Hannah R. Wittman

Locations: Lawrence, Topeka
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 785-234-3272

Ms. Wittman was an Assistant District Attorney with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office from 2017 until 2021.  In that position, Ms. Wittman honed her courtroom skills—trying felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases to verdict.  Before joining the D.A.’s office, Ms. Wittman was a research attorney for Judge G. Joseph Pierron at the Kansas Court of Appeals.