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Patrick Michael Lewis

also known as Patrick M. Lewis

About me

I have always considered it an honor to defend people  accused of crimes.  The power of the government to destroy a person's life by making false and unsubstantiated charges is truly horrible.  In a truly just society people would be able to defend themselves against such claims.  The reality is that a person thrown into the criminal justice system needs the help of a lawyer who has dedicated his life to defending people.

It takes a strong and intelligent attorney to successfully protect his client fully.  It is vital that a defense attorney believe in his client and fight to the full extent to the law.  Sometimes this means a jury trial and sometimes this means a negotiated disposition; but there is never an excuse for doing only half a job when defending a person's life and liberty.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    27 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    25 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    25 years
  4. Juvenile: 5%
    20 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%
    25 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Paul Darrell Cramm

    Patrick Lewis is well-known among the Johnson County defense Bar to have extensive command of Kansas Case law. Practically any issue you run past Patrick, he can tell you the name of the appellate case that is on point. Combine that knowledge with more felony jury trials than most will lawyers will ever try and you have a formidible Criminal Defense Lawyer.


    Paul Cramm Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Paul William Burmaster

    I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is an excellent trial lawyer with years and years of experience. He is well-known in the legal community for his commitment to his clients. Anyone considering a criminal attorney in Johnson County, Kansas should call Patrick. It would be difficult to find a Lawyer in this area with more knowledge or experience than Patrick.


    Paul Burmaster DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Office of Patrick Lewis, LLC

104 E. Poplar
Olathe, KS, 66061

1012 Massachusetts Street
By Appointment Only
Lawrence, KS, 66044



MOGood Standing, Active199001/08/2013
KSAuthorized to practice law198807/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 50 DUI Attorneys in KansasNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Litigation ScholarEmory University Law School1989
International Law Moot Court TeamUniversity of Kansas School of Law1988
Moot Court TeamUniversity of Kansas School of Law1987
Moot Court TeamUniversity of Kansas School of Law1986
Certificate in Comparative LawTemple University School of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Office of Patrick Lewis, LLC2011 - Present
Associate Professor of Trial AdvocacyWashburn University School of Law2003 - Present
Executive DirectorKansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2003 - Present
AttorneyMorgan Pilate LLC2008 - 2011
Chief Public DefenderJohnson County Public Defender2006 - 2008
Deputy Public DefenderJohnson County Public Defender1993 - 2006
Assistant Public DefenderSedgwick County Public Defender1989 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersExecutive DirectorN/A
National Organization for Reform of Marijuana LawsLife MemberN/A
Criminal Advisory Committee to Kansas Judicial CounselN/AN/A
Johnson County Bar Association Criminal Bench Bar CommitteeN/AN/A
Johnson County Bar Association, Municipal Courts Bench/Bar CommitteeN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. H.K.Case dismissed.
State v. L.D.Not guilty.
State v. C.L.Case dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawN/ALLM in Litigation1989
University of Kansas School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KACDL Fall CLEFirearms Law2015
Litigation CLEJury Selection2014
Criminal Bar MeetingFirearms Law: Basics and Complexities2013
Lorman ConferenceEthics in DUI Defense2012
Fall 2012 Meeting, Jail House RockTrial presentation2012
KACDL Fall CLECompetency to Stand Trial2011
Lindsborg ConferenceCriminal Law Ethics2010
KACDL Spring CLEGuns in the Courtroom2010
KACDL Fall CLECompetencey to Stand Trial2010
Fall CLEMake Em Laugh, Make Em Cry, Motivate your Jury2009
Criminal Defense CLERules of Professional Conduct2009
Fall CLESentencing Issues2004
Walton Bench Bar ConferenceStatute Update2002
Spring CLEEthics and McDade2002
Walton Bench Bar ConferenceSenate Bill 3232001
Spring CLE and Annual MeetingSenate Bill 323 and Sentencing2001
Walton Bench Bar ConferenceCase Management2000
Luncheon CLE ProgramCriminal Ethics2000
Fall CLETheater in the Courtroom2000
Walton Bench Bar ConferenceState Sentencing Guidelines1999
Practical Ideas for the Criminal DefenderEthics1999
Winter CLEEthical Problem Solving1998
Proactive DefenseEthics1998
Fall CLESentencing Guidelines1997