I am currently the city prosecutor in Junction City, Kansas.
I am admitted to the Kansas Bar (2010); the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas (2010); and the Missouri Bar (2009) (inactive-2010). I am also a member of the Kansas Bar Association, Riley County Bar Association and the Geary County Bar Association.
I am a 2009 magna cum laude graduate from Valparaiso University School of Law and a 2006 summa cum laude graduate from Kansas Wesleyan University with a dual degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology. While at Valparaiso University I served as an associate editor for the Valparaiso University Law Review and my article, “Protecting the Playgrounds of the Twenty-First Century: Analyzing Computer & Internet Restrictions for Internet Sex Offenders,” was published in the spring of 2009.
Before joining the City, I worked as a criminal defense attorney. Through law school, I worked as a legal extern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Chicago Field Division, and the Porter County Prosecutor’s Office. Additionally, I clerked for Hoeppner, Wagner, and Evans, Valparaiso, Indiana.
Krista is a rising star in the field of criminal and DUI defense. In her brief time with this firm she has repeatedly proven how wise our decision was to hire her. Her background experience with law enforcement agencies will continue to be a valuable asset to our clients as it gives her special insight when analyzing cases. Her academic qualifications are quite impressive and speak for themselves. The accused citizens of Manhattan and Junction City, Kansas and the surrounding areas are fortunate to have an attorney of Krista's ability on their sides.
John Thurston Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
|KS||Authorized to practice law||2010||09/13/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Certificate||Platt and Associates, Lance A. Platt, Ph.D.||2012|
|Valparaiso University Law Review||Valparaiso University School of Law||2009|
|City Prosecutor||City of Junction City||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Addair Thurston, Chtd||2010 - 2012|
|Legal Extern||United States Attorney's Office - Northern District of Indiana||2008 - 2008|
|Legal Extern||Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives||2008 - 2008|
|Legal Extern||Porter County Prosecutor's Office||2007 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Hoeppner, Wagner,& Evans||2007 - 2007|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2011 - 2012|
|Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2010 - 2012|
|Riley County Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Geary County Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Missouri Bar||N/A||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2006 - 2010|
|Phi Alpha Delta||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Valparaiso University Law Review||Protecting the Playgrounds of the Twenty-First Century: Analyzing Computer & Internet Restrictions for Internet Sex Offenders||2009|
|Valparaiso University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Kansas Wesleyan University||Criminal Justice & Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|