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.


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.


Joseph, Hollander & Craft is one of the premier litigation firms in Kansas. From our offices in Wichita, Overland Park, Kansas City, Topeka, and Lawrence, 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.


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.
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. 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.
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.
Mr. Gilmore’s practice area is administrative law, with an emphasis on professional licensure. Mr. Gilmore is a member of the Kansas Bar Association and the Topeka Bar Association.
Ms. Malotte’s practice is concentrated in civil litigation with an emphasis on employment law. Ms. Malotte 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. 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.
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. Washington’s practice areas include family law, child, and juvenile matters.  Ms. Washington is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, Women Attorneys Association of Topeka, and Military Spouse JD Network.
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.
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.


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– 2001, 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.

– 2002, 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.

– 2010 , Added Lawrence Office

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

– 2012, 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.

– 2016, 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.


The firm has more than tripled in size since its inception. It remains dedicated to superior courtroom litigation, with established practice groups for civil, criminal, administrative, and family law.


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  • They take care of you quickly and easily.

    Stephen Joseph and the crew at Joseph Hollander & Craft do care about their clients, I have been a client now for over 10 years and anything legal that comes up... I simply call them and it gets taken care of.
    Buba Wilson
  • Cares About Your Business Well Being.

    Ross Hollander is a very thorough attorney and does not try to cut any corners when it comes to your businesses well being. We have done business with Ross now for over 15 years.
    Brian Jones
  • Best Divorce Attorneys In Kansas.

    After going through a very nasty divorce Julia not only helped me not be pushed around by my husband but she also helped me keep my sanity. Priceless law firm.
    Mary A Harris
  • Best DUI defense attorneys in the state!
         Casey had a very challenging DUI case with me, and was able to get the charge knocked down to an exhibition of speed charge. I am so thankful I made the decision to call the firm.
    Jason L.
  • Divorce representation was quick & painless.
         I was going through a very nasty divorce, and it seemed like after I hired divorce attorney Julia Craft all my problems went away. She was able to wrap up the divorce proceedings in a matter of a few months, and we are both happy in our new lives now.
    Jennifer Harris
  • High quality criminal defense representation.
         Chris Joseph is ranked as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the state of Kansas for a reason, he is very thorough and sees every minuet detail. When your life and well-being is on the line, you better trust someone that is proven one of the best in the Midwest!
    Eric – Lawrence, KS
  • Quick & Painless Representation

    I had gone to jail for street racing and right after it happened I called Bach. The next week we went down to the courthouse paid a $100 fine and got the issue knocked down to exhibition of speed.
    David Harris


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