A local man convicted of rape will be granted a new trial by Kansas Court of Appeals because of mistakes made by the prosecutor. Defense Attorney Chris Joseph said this can compromise the ability to get justice for the victims. You deprive the defendant to a fair trial. The courts are going to reverse it…

Completing its second merger this year, Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC welcomes veteran family law attorney Ardith R. Smith-Woertz to the firm. This is the second time this year – and the third time in three years – that Joseph, Hollander & Craft has deepened its practice through mergers. The firm has 18 attorneys and…

Five attorneys from the Wichita, Topeka and Lawrence offices of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC have been honored by the highly regarded Best Lawyers in America® – 2019 Edition, with two of them receiving “Lawyer of the Year” honors in their respective markets. Wichita Ross A. Hollander was named Wichita Lawyer of the Year in…

B. Keith Edwards – formerly an Assistant District Defender in Topeka’s Third Judicial District Public Defender’s Office – has joined the Criminal Division of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC. Based in the firm’s Wichita office, Edwards represents individuals charged with criminal offenses in municipal and state courts. “The attorneys in the firm are well respected…

  TOPEKA, Kan. – Attorney Diane L. Bellquist, of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC, is the newly elected President of the Topeka Bar Association. Bellquist has been a member of the TBA Board of Directors since 2011, most recently serving as the organization’s President-Elect. She was honored as the TBA’s Outstanding Young Lawyer in 2012…

A defendant is entitled to present alternate theories of defense at trial. And the jury must receive each instruction supported by the evidence—regardless of which party presents that evidence. In State v. Lindemuth, Christopher Joseph and Carrie Parker’s application of this law resulted in a reversed conviction for their client. The case began in 2015,…

TOPEKA, Kan. – Attorney Alex Gilmore has joined the Topeka office of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC. His practice focuses primarily on administrative law with an emphasis on professional licensure. Gilmore, a 2016 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, also holds a bachelor’s degree from KU in classical antiquity, with minors in…

JOSEPH, HOLLANDER & CRAFT EARNS SEVEN “BEST LAW FIRMS” TIER 1 RANKINGS U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America has announced the Wichita and Topeka offices of Joseph, Hollander & Craft have earned a combined seven “Best Law Firms 2017 Metropolitan Tier 1 Rankings” between them. The rankings were earned in multiple…

Federal judge will decide whether a man with disabilities should go to prison Originally posted by Nicole Hong with WSJ A federal judge in Kansas is set to decide whether a man with developmental disabilities should go to prison for lending $100 to somebody he believed was planning to attack U.S. soldiers on behalf of…

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