Kenneth practices in the areas of criminal defense, family law, juvenile law, and workers' compensation. Kenneth's skill was recognized in 2015 when he was made a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers.
Kenneth was a deputy prosecuting attorney in Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming for almost two years before opening a private practice with his wife, Erin Mercer. Kenneth and Erin ran Plains Law Offices, LLP until 2011, when Kenneth was elected as county and prosecuting attorney for Johnson County, Wyoming.
As county and prosecuting attorney for Johnson County, Kenneth worked almost exclusively in criminal and juvenile law. Kenneth's knowledge of the criminal and juvenile courts is substantial. Kenneth has been lead attorney in over twenty serious felony jury trials for crimes such as murder, sexual abuse, drug trafficking and more. Kenneth has resolved over 200 felony cases and many more misdemeanors.
Kenneth has also been counsel in many juvenile cases and petitions for the termination of parental rights. Kenneth understands what parents need to do to protect their children and be reunited with children that have been removed from the home.
Kenneth also works with children who are accused of committing crimes and their parents. He will explain the law and walk you and your child through the process, always working for the best interests of your child.
Divorce, custody and other family issues are emotionally charged and involve some of the most important decisions one can make in thier lifetime. Kenneth understands the legal system and can help you make sense of a senseless time. Know and protect your rights and your family.
Having the right attorney in any circumstance, makes all the difference!
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|WY||Authorized to practice law||2001||08/27/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Partner||Plains Law Offices, LLP||2015 - Present|
|County & Prosecuting Attorney||Johnson County Prosecutor's Office||2011 - 2015|
|Partner||Plains Law Offices, LLP||2003 - 2011|
|Deputy County Attorney||Campbell County Attorney||2002 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Wyoming State Bar||N/A||2001 - Present|
|Knapp v. Landex||Court found for client|
|Straube v. Wy. Workers' Compensation||Court found for client|
|Montoya v. Wy. Workers' Compensation||Court found for client|
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|Wyoming Law Review||Balancing the Scales of Justice: How Will Vasquez v. State Affect Vehicle Searching Incedent to Arrest in Wyoming||2001|
|University of Wyoming College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2001|
|University of Montana-Western||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|