Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC

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Client-Centric Service

The Overland Park attorneys at JHC are steadfastly committed to client satisfaction. Each of our clients has unique circumstances and unique needs, and we customize our legal services to meet them. We combine this personalized service with consistent and clear communication to ensure our clients are heard, understood, and informed.

We are

Legal Leaders

JHC’s Overland Park lawyers are leaders inside and outside of the courtroom. Among them, we have a law professor who teaches trial advocacy, bar association leaders, and multiple judicial advisory board members and Inns of Court Barristers. In recognition of their peers’ esteem, lawyers serving our Overland Park clients have earned “AV” and “Distinguished” rankings from Martindale Hubbell® Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers; recognition by Best Lawyers®; and endorsements by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers®.

If You’re in Need

We Can Help

We are advocates. We are advisors. But, most of all, we are helpers. Our Overland Park clients come to us in times of need—in need of defense, in need of support, in need of guidance. And we help. The law can be intimidating and stressful, but it is much less so when you have help on your side. If you are facing a challenge or building something new for the future, JHC’s Overland Park criminal, civil, and family law attorneys can help.

Ready for Anything

At JHC Overland Park, we are Ready for Anything our clients need. Compassionate and effective family law advocacy. Brilliant criminal defense. Exemplary personal injury prosecution. Efficacious challenges to civil asset forfeiture. Superior defense of licensed professionals and their businesses. First-rate guidance in healthcare and hospital law. When you need us, we are ready.

Overland Park Family Law Attorneys

JHC’s Overland Park family law attorneys offer the clear advice you need to make confident decisions in matters of divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, guardianship, and more. For a strategic partner in your family law case, contact the family law team at JHC.

Overland Park Civil Attorneys

With unique experience and skill, JHC’s Overland Park civil team handles the niche civil practice areas others don’t. Contact us for:

Professional Licensure Defense
Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
Personal Injury Litigation
Health and Hospital Law

Overland Park Criminal Attorneys

If you are facing criminal charges, do not settle for good enough. Hire a criminal defense attorney who has the experience and acumen necessary to tackle serious charges and help you come out on top. Contact JHC’s Overland Park criminal defense lawyers to see what we can do for you.

Legal Services in Overland Park, Kansas

Joseph, Hollander & Craft is a premier Kansas law firm with roots throughout the state. Our Overland Park office continues the firm’s legacy of excellence by providing first-class representation in matters of civil, criminal, and family law. If you need savvy legal advice, innovative solutions, and passionate advocacy, you have come to the right place.

Our Overland Park office is home to JHC’s professional licensure practice group, which serves clients across Kansas and Missouri. Our professional licensing defense attorneys counsel licensed professionals and professional entities in the healthcare, legal, accounting, insurance, and real estate industries whenever they need assistance with license applications or denials, regulatory investigations, or disciplinary actions against their licenses.

JHC’s distinguished Overland Park criminal defense lawyers represent adults and juveniles charged with crimes in Kansas federal, state, and municipal courts. With a track record of successfully defending nearly every type of criminal charge—including charges for white-collar crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and DUIs—you want JHC’s Overland Park criminal defense attorneys on your side when you are in a bind.

Our Overland Park family law attorneys help separated and separating partners and parents throughout northeastern Kansas—offering compassionate counsel in matters of divorce, annulment, paternity, child custody, and child support. We also represent clients in guardianship, adoption, and grandparent rights matters.

Dedicated to assisting individuals who have experienced life-altering injuries as a result of another’s negligence, JHC’s Overland Park personal injury lawyers represent victims of trucking collisions, auto accidents, motorcycle crashes, fires and explosions, workplace accidents, and more. We also pursue wrongful death claims for those who have lost family members because of someone else’s fault.

JHC’s Overland Park health and hospital lawyers defend individuals and entities in medical malpractice litigation; provide compliance advice to health care practices and practitioners; and offer support and defense in medical staff privileging and peer review matters.

If cops have seized your cash in or around Overland Park, look no further than JHC’s civil asset forfeiture attorneys. Recognized as leaders in Kansas asset seizure and forfeiture litigation, we represent claimants in Kansas state and federal courts.

An Overland Park law firm with big-time resources and a personal touch, JHC aims to please. For the distinctive advantage of a local firm that has a statewide reach, come to JHC. We are Ready for Anything.

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Our Values


We are committed to quality in everything we do. Our work is thoroughly researched, well-reasoned, and presented clearly and effectively.


We are honest, ethical, and respectful in our interactions with clients, opposing counsel, and the court. We stand by our words and expect to be held accountable for our actions.


In all things, we seek forward momentum. We advance our clients’ interests, we value our own professional development, and we seek to be forces of positive change in the legal community.

Why Is JHC Right for Me?

If you are looking for the best Overland Park law firm for your legal matter, consider what matters most to you.

If you want personal service, you have come to the right place. Everyone at JHC—from our attorneys to our exceptional staff—is committed to providing a best-in-class client experience. From your initial call, to your initial meeting, and all the way through your legal matter, we want you to know that you and your case take top priority.

We believe that communication should be consistent, clear, and go both ways. We value dialogue and think information sharing is key to success. Whether we are discussing case objectives, matter progress, legal strategy, or budget expectations, we approach every scenario with candor and respect.

In every case, quality results are our primary goal. We do our research, we come prepared, and we are relentless in pursuing just outcomes for our clients. Whether we are acting as advisors, negotiators, or litigators, we always aim to exceed expectations.

Finally, we have four offices beyond our Overland Park location and over 20 attorneys firm-wide. Together, we offer resources and relationships that siloed firms and attorneys can’t.

For exceptional legal representation in the Overland Park area, contact JHC today.

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Meet Our Attorneys

Christopher (Chris) Joseph represents individuals and businesses during the investigation and prosecution of criminal charges in federal and state courts and in complex civil litigation. Chris leads the firm’s criminal defense, asset forfeiture, and judicial discipline practice groups. As JHC’s Managing Member, Chris embodies the firm’s motto: Ready for Anything.

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Christopher M. Joseph

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Julia Craft is a family law attorney in Wichita, KS, whose practice includes divorce, child custody, child support, parenting time, spousal maintenance, premarital agreements, separation agreements, guardianships, and child in need of care proceedings. She also prepares wills and powers of attorney.

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Julia A. Craft

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Dionne Scherff is a criminal defense attorney located in Overland Park, KS, who defends adult and juvenile clients in courts throughout Kansas and Missouri who have been accused of crimes. 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. She represents individuals in all types of criminal matters.

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Dionne M. Scherff

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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.

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Jess W. Hoeme

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With over 10 years’ experience working for regulatory agencies of the State of Kansas, Ms. Bellquist now utilizes her government experience to defend licensed individuals and entities before their respective regulatory boards. Her regulatory defense practice includes appealing application denials, responding in investigations of complaints, negotiating settlement agreements, defending against allegations in formal disciplinary proceedings, and petitioning for judicial review of agency actions.

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Diane L. Bellquist

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Ardith Smith-Woertz is a family law attorney located in Topeka, KS, whose practice focuses on family law cases involving divorce, child support, child custody and residency, parenting issues, and parentage. She also prepares wills. Ms. Smith-Woertz serves clients throughout the northeastern quadrant of the state. Ms. Smith-Woertz is a Certified Mediator through the Kansas Office of Judicial Administration and regularly acts as a mediator/conciliator for parties involved in domestic disputes.

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Ardith Smith-Woertz

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Carrie E. Parker is a criminal defense and civil litigation attorney located in Lawrence, KS. Ms. Parker represents individuals and businesses during the investigation and prosecution of criminal charges in federal and state courts. She also represents businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation and property holders seeking the return of assets seized for forfeiture. Devoting much of her practice to persuasive writing, Ms. Parker has ample experience with district court motion practice and appellate advocacy.

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Carrie E. Parker

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Boyd McPherson is an attorney located in Wichita, KS, who practices family law and criminal defense. His 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.

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Boyd R. McPherson

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Anne M. Kindling devotes her legal practice to health and hospital law, administrative and regulatory defense, and general civil litigation. Ms. Kindling counsels organizational and individual health care providers in connection with all aspects of health and hospital law, including regulatory compliance, business transactions, medical staff relations, peer review and risk management, professional licensure, and defense of medical malpractice claims throughout Kansas. Her civil litigation practice includes insurance defense, business disputes, and appellate advocacy. Ms. Kindling also prepares health care directives.

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Anne M. Kindling

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Ms. Erickson’s diverse practice includes all levels of adult felonies and misdemeanors, including drug manufacturing, sale, and possession; sex offenses; aggravated battery; aggravated robbery; homicide; domestic violence; property crimes; all levels of juvenile crime; DUIs and other traffic offenses. She also represents individuals before administrative panels, including school board expulsion hearings and driver’s license suspension hearings.

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Lindsey P. Erickson

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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.

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Christopher M. McHugh

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Dustin Curry is a criminal defense attorney located in Lawrence, KS, who represents criminal defendants in all state and federal courts in Kansas.

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Dustin J. Curry

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Shawna Miller is a Topeka family law attorney who serves Kansas clients with matters involving divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and paternity. Shawna also prepares prenuptial agreements and handles child in need of care (CINC) matters.

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Shawna R. Miller

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Christine P. Rosengreen is a family law attorney located in Kansas City, MO. 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.

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Kansas City family law attorney Christine Rosengreen Christine Pina Rosengreen

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Casey Y. Meek is a criminal defense attorney with offices in Kansas City, MO and Topeka, KS. Mr. Meek is licensed in Kansas and Missouri and he practices in municipal, state and federal courts throughout the Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City metropolitan areas. Mr. Meek represents individuals during the investigation and prosecution of felony and misdemeanor charges, including: drug & alcohol offenses; DUI & other traffic offenses; property crimes; person crimes; and probation violations. Mr. Meek also assists clients with expungements of criminal investigations and convictions.

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Casey Y. Meek

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Rachel Whitsitt is an Overland Park family lawyer whose practice focuses on matters of divorce, paternity, child support, child custody and residency, parenting issues, and spousal maintenance. Rachel serves clients throughout Kansas and Missouri, with the majority of her practice occurring in Johnson, Wyandotte, and Jackson counties. She is a certified collaborative law practitioner. Rachel is committed to treating her clients with respect, and resolving their cases as efficiently and fairly as possible.

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Rachel C. Whitsitt

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Mr. Goodwin is an experienced litigation attorney whose practice focuses on representing personal injury plaintiffs in the transportation, financial, utility, and manufacturing industries. He has represented clients in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death, professional liability, products liability, property damage, insurance coverage and business disputes. Mr. Goodwin has extensive experience in commercial motor vehicle accidents, having litigated trucking cases in more than 20 states.

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Andrew J. Goodwin

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Taryn Folston is a Wichita family law attorney whose family law practice currently includes matters of divorce, child custody, child support, parenting time, spousal maintenance, premarital agreements, separation agreements, guardianships, and child in need of care proceedings.

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Taryn A. Folston

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Wichita criminal defense attorney Keith Edwards represents individuals charged with criminal offenses throughout municipal and state courts in Kansas.

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B. Keith Edwards

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Ms. Wittman’s family law practice includes divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, paternity, and premarital agreements.

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Hannah R. Wittman

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Matthew (Matt) Johnston is a personal injury plaintiffs’ attorney located in Kansas City, Missouri. Matt focuses the majority of his practice on representing individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries or traumatic brain injuries caused by the negligence of others as well as family members who have lost loved ones due to others’ negligent behavior.

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Matthew A. Johnston

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Rylee Broyles practices family law and civil law. She helps family law clients in and around Wichita navigate divorce, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and paternity. Her civil practice, which extends to all Kansas state and federal courts, includes civil litigation defense, personal injury actions, regulatory and licensure defense, and health and hospital law.

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Rylee M. Broyles

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Rachel Highsmith is a family law attorney based in JHC’s Overland Park office. She counsels and advocates for clients in matters involving divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, guardianship, and grandparent rights.

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Rachel A. Highsmith


We had several conversations while interviewing lawyers but none as professional as the one we had with Joseph, Holland & Craft. If you are reading this, you are most likely trying to find someone who knows there stuff, so look no further. We were fortunate to have found this firm and can honestly say that they are very knowledgeable, trustworthy and know there stuff. We were very pleased working with everyone at this law firm. I can guarantee it is worth a call if you need expert advise, help and a solid lawyer! Thank you again for your expertise and helping us through a difficult situation.

Deborah Glasgow

Legal Ethics & Malpractice Resources for Attorneys

Joseph, Hollander & Craft’s legal ethics and malpractice group is pleased to offer resources on this subject to their friends and colleagues in the bar.

Currently, JHC offers two resources of significant value to the legal community in Kansas, Missouri, and across the US: our monthly Legal Ethics & Malpractice Reporter (LEMR) publication, and free, quarterly continuing legal education (CLE) seminars.

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January 31, 2023

Legal Ethics & Malpractice Reporter, Vol. 4, No. 1

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Our Locations

Kansas City | 816-673-3900

926 Cherry St
Kansas City, MO 64106

Lawrence | 785-856-0143

5200 Bob Billings Pkwy, #201
Lawrence, KS 66049

Overland Park | 913-948-9490

10104 W 105th St
Overland Park, KS 66212

Topeka | 785-234-3272

1508 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612

Wichita | 316-262-9393

500 N Market St
Wichita, KS 67214

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