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Roger Nordeen served as an Assistant District Attorney for over 20 years in the Johnson County District Attorney's Office. He has prosecuted felony, misdemeanor, juvenile and traffic cases in the Johnson County District Court, representing the State of Kansas in numerous jury trials, bench trials and preliminary hearings. Mr. Nordeen was assigned a general criminal caseload in the trial division, and has served as the consumer fraud attorney, criminal child support prosecutor and warrant attorney for the Johnson County District Attorney's Office. He has successfully argued appellate cases before the Kansas Supreme Court and Kansas Court of Appeals. In addition to his duties in the courthouse, Mr. Nordeen was a criminal law instructor at the Johnson County Regional Police Academy. He has also served as a volunteer investigator for the Kansas Attorney Disciplinary Administrator’s Office, conducting investigations of ethical complaints against prosecutors.

In 2010, Roger Nordeen started a private law practice in Olathe, Kansas, representing clients in criminal, domestic violence, juvenile and traffic cases. He expanded his practice to family law and has handled divorce, adoption, child support modification and contempt cases. He is currently a volunteer with the Kansas Lawyers Assistance Program, helping monitor attorneys overcoming substance abuse and mental health issues. When not involved in his legal practice, Mr. Nordeen enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and West Highland terrier. He also performs with a local blues band, playing guitar and harmonica.


Practice areas


  1. Juvenile: 30%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Domestic Violence: 15%
  5. Criminal Defense: 15%

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    I endorse this lawyer. Roger is a solid lawyer and a nice guy.


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Contact info

Copley Roth & Wilson

7500 College Boulevard Suite 700
Overland Park, KS, 66210


KSAuthorized to practice law198607/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Private Practice AttorneyLaw Office of Roger A. Nordeen2010 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyJohnson County, Ks District Attorney's Office1988 - 2009
Assistant County AttorneyFinney County Attorney's Office1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
Kansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2010 - Present
Johnson County Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
Kansas County & District Attorneys AssociationN/A1986 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Kansas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
Emporia State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Regional Police AcademyCriminal Law2009
Young Williams Child Support ConferenceCriminal Child Support Law2005