Mr. Hoeme’s practice is concentrated in criminal litigation across the State of Kansas, and he has represented clients in 85 of Kansas’ 105 counties. Mr. Hoeme has a distinguished practice in representing Kansas Law Enforcement Officers and Agencies in matters of professional affairs and investigations. He also represents individuals and organizations during the investigation and prosecution of criminal charges in municipal, state, and federal courts of Kansas. Mr. Hoeme has also represented persons accused in criminal cases ranging from domestic violence, DUI, murder, and white collar crimes. Mr. Hoeme’s breadth of experience includes serving as special prosecutor for county or district attorneys in prosecution of political figures or other conflicts of interest.

Mr. Hoeme 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. Hoeme received his juris doctorate in 2002 from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska. While attending law school, he was the President of the Federalist Society and served in numerous other law school organizations. Mr. Hoeme graduated from Washburn University of Topeka, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science in 1999.

After graduating from law school, Mr. Hoeme returned to Kansas and opened a private law practice in Beloit, Kansas. In 2004, Mr. Hoeme was elected Mitchell County Attorney, and he served as the county’s Chief Prosecuting Attorney through 2008. In January of 2009, Mr. Hoeme served as the lead narcotics prosecutor for the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office in Topeka, Kansas until the summer of 2009 when Mr. Hoeme was offered a contract with the U.S. Department of State’s International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau, as administered by Pacific Architects and Engineers. Mr. Hoeme served as the Legal Education and Training Advisor in Afghanistan until June of 2011, when he returned to Kansas to lead Joseph & Hollander’s Criminal Defense Practice Group. Mr. Hoeme currently serves as general counsel to the Kansas Bail Agents Association, and as of counsel to other organizations.

He is a member of the Kansas and National Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a member of the National College of DUI Defense Lawyers. Mr. Hoeme served two years as the chairman of the criminal committee of the Wichita Bar Association.

Mr. Hoeme is a member of the Wichita, Kansas and American Bar Associations.

As a Prosecuting Attorney, Mr. Hoeme served as an instructor for the Kansas Narcotics Officers’ Association’s Top Gun school and the Kansas County & District Attorneys Association. Mr. Hoeme had the privilege of serving as an instructor at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina, where he taught trial advocacy skills. Mr. Hoeme also served as an Instructor for the National District Attorneys Association by presenting lectures on “Managing the Complex Drug Case.” Mr. Hoeme also serves of counsel for an undisclosed number of associations for which public relations and damage control are his concentration.


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