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John William Kerns

John William Kerns

also known as John W. Kerns

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI & DWI

About Me

John W. Kerns, L.L.C. in Lawrence, Kansas zealously represents individuals charge with Federal, State and Municipal Court crimes. John W. Kerns has been dedicated solely to criminal defense practice since his law career began. For experienced, thorough and zealous criminal defense representation in Kansas, call John W. Kerns, L.L.C. at (785) 856-2228 or find our website at 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
    14 years, 4.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 33%
    14 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Federal Crime: 33%
    6 years, 30 cases



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Paul Darrell Cramm

    I have known John for many years. He is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend John to a friend or family member in need of legal representation.


    Paul Cramm Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Lowell Leininger

    If you find yourself in trouble for any type of criminal offense in or around Lawrence, KS you should look no further than John Kerns. John has the experience and knowledge necessary to deliver the very best results. John is a bulldog working for his clients. He has the respect of other criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors and Judges.


    Brian Leininger DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

John W. Kerns, L.L.C.

1201 Wakarusa Drive
Suite E2, #105
Lawrence, KS, 66049


KSAuthorized to practice law200110/09/2014
WAResigned 200705/05/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Merit ScholarshipWashburn University Law School1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner AttorneyJohn W. Kerns, L.L.C.2007 - Present
AttorneySouth Central Regional Defender's Office Wichita2001 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime Member2007 - Present
Kansas Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Kansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime Member2006 - Present
Douglas County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. ConfidentialCase dismissed
State v. ConfidentialAcquittal
State v. ConfidentialAcquittal

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washburn University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of KansasEnvironmental StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
University of Limerick, IrelandComparative LawN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
FED TalksCJA Voucher Best Practices2015