Location: Lawrence, Kansas

Toll Free: 877-933-4353
Phone: 785-843-9460
Fax: (785) 843-6886

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If you have been charged with a crime in Lawrence or the surrounding area, you need an experienced lawyer to protect your rights, help you understand your options and inform you of potential consequences. The criminal process can be treacherous – statements made at any stage of a criminal investigation or prosecution can possibly make the difference between conviction and acquittal.

At the Whitman Law Offices, we have over 35 years experience defending men, women and juveniles throughout northeast Kansas who are facing criminal charges.

At the Whitman Law Offices, we handle all matters related to a prosecution for drunk driving/DUI, or a traffic offense. We examine the evidence, from the arrest to the administration of breathalyzer, blood and field sobriety tests, then build your defense, with the goal of achieving acquittal or reduction of any consequences you may face. Our firm has substantial experience understanding various components of breath tests. We understand the proper ways to administer these tests, the importance of properly maintaining and calibrating the machines and the steps law enforcement often overlook when performing them. In addition to handling the criminal charges against you, we will also represent you in license suspension proceedings before the Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles.

In our criminal defense practice, we defend individuals charged with a broad range of crimes, including:

  • Alcohol-related offenses (including public intoxication, disturbing the peace and underage consumption/possession of alcohol)
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Theft crimes (including robbery, burglary, shoplifting and identity theft)
  • Drug-related offenses

We pride ourselves on our accessibility and approachability to clients. We take a holistic approach to the counsel we provide clients. We know that we often help them solve more than just their legal problems, but their life problems as well.

Areas of Practice

  • Contracts
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Violations
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Estate Planning
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Products Liability Law
  • State, Local & Municipal Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Constitutional Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Railroad Worker Injury/FELA
  • Workers’ Compensation Law

Bar Admissions

Kansas, 1968
U.S. District Court District of Kansas
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 1974
U.S. Supreme Court


                University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri

LL.M. – 1978

                University of Kansas School of Law, Lawrence, Kansas

J.D. – 1968

                University of Kansas

B.A. – 1964

Major: English

Professional Associations and Memberships

Douglas County Bar Association, President, 1997 – 1998
Kansas Bar Association, Member, Trust Section
Kansas Trial Lawyers’ Association

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