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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Litigation

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

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.

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.

Employment Law

The skilled attorneys at Joseph Hollander & Craft LLC will help you develop effective employment policies and procedures and give you the tools to implement them.

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.

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.

WHO WE ARE

Joseph, Hollander & Craft is one of the premier litigation firms in Kansas. From our offices in Lawrence, Overland Park, Topeka, Wichita and Kansas City, the firm’s attorneys aggressively represent our clients in cases in Kansas 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 are. 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. The firm 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 the Firm’s 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

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.
Employment litigation dominates Mr. Hollander’s practice, but his extensive litigation experience also includes general civil, commercial, and bankruptcy practice. His employment litigation practice focuses on management employment law, while contract and covenant law dominate his civil litigation practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ms. Erickson’s diverse practice includes all levels of adult felonies and misdemeanors, including drug manufacturing, sale, and possession; sex offenses; violent crimes; domestic violence; property crimes; all levels of juvenile crime; DUIs and other traffic offenses.
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.
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

Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Topeka
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Edwards represents individuals charged with criminal offenses both misdemeanors and felonies in Sedgwick county municipal and state courts.
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.
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.
Ms. Wagner’s domestic practice includes divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and paternity. Ms. Wagner is admitted to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court, all Kansas state and municipal courts, and the United States District Court for the District of Kansas.
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.
Ms. Sourgens is an experienced civil litigator who has successfully managed cases from investigation through trial and appeal. Ms. Sourgens brings unique litigation perspective to her clients and cases after serving trial and appellate courts at the state and federal levels.
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.
As the Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Jacoby oversees the firm’s operations including:  finance, human resources, network administration, office administration, marketing, business development, and practice support.

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 you can trust to thoroughly investigate the charges and evaluate all defenses. With experience in Kansas trial and appellate courts, Joseph, Hollander & Craft’s criminal defense attorneys bring a far-reaching perspective to all their criminal cases.

We know the value of combining in-court advocacy with written motion practice. Our skilled attorneys make your case in the courtroom and on paper. Whether we are working for an acquittal, dismissal of charges, suppression of evidence, or reversal of a lower court’s decision, our litigation approach coordinates efforts inside and outside of the courtroom.

We are also committed to our roles as legal advisors. While we work tirelessly to identify every available defense, we also candidly help our clients evaluate whether a diversion or plea agreement may provide the best resolution under the circumstances.

When our clients end up at a sentencing, we don’t just go through the motions. Our criminal defense lawyers put on evidence, obtain evaluations, and fight for the court to understand the person behind the conviction. A good defense attorney with a solid sentencing presentation can be the difference between prison and probation.

Joseph, Hollander & Craft’s criminal defense attorneys in Wichita, Topeka, Lawrence, and