Skip to main content

Christopher Michael Joseph

Criminal defense Attorney at Lawrence, KS

4.7   14 reviews

also known as Chris Joseph, Christopher M. Joseph

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State KS
    Acquired 2000
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Mr. Joseph's practice is concentrated in the defense of persons charged with crimes in federal and state courts.

    23 years, 500 cases

  2. Federal crime

Mr. Joseph's practice is concentrated in the defense of persons charged with crimes in federal and state courts, including murder, arson, mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, income tax evasion, controlled substance, and pornography prosecutions, and related civil matters, including property forfeiture, insider trading, and false claims cases.

Photos and videos

View more

Contact Christopher

Joseph Hollander & Craft
5200 Bob Billings Pkwy, Ste. 201
Lawrence, KS, 66612
Joseph Hollander & Craft
1508 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS, 66612
Joseph, Hollander & Craft
10104 W. 105th St.
Overland Park, KS, 66212
Hide locations


4.7 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Posted by Hugo | November 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional representation
Mr. Joseph was very upfront, honest, and knowledgeable during the handling of my Federal case. He and the staff are always available to answer questions. I was extremely pleased with the outcome of my case. I couldn't ask for better counsel.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Eagle
Mr. Joseph impressed me from our first interaction and his counsel proves superb. In fact, he immediately recognized what proved the key to arriving at a successful outcome. Mr. Joseph's demeanor is so steady that it confers rare comfort while concerned with legal matters. You should look back on the decision to hire him as one of the best ever made.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Federal Court
I needed a Federal lawyer after some troubling times and I picked Mr. Joseph from the internet and called him. Someone must have been watching over me, because this was the best thing i could've done at the time. He was not only helpful for me to understand my rights and my options, but also listen and responded with a course of action on my case. Besides the legal issues, he also is there to listen and provide courses of action to personal issues. In the end, he came through with the court system for my case and I was very satisfied with the outcome. If I ever need a lawyer, it's on my speed dial!!!
Read less
Posted by Ed | April 3, 2014
Legal Excellance
I hired Mr. Joseph in March 2014. I am charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent (21-5701a) State of Kansas, Shawnee County, Topeka, KS. I am a first time offender, 68 years old. Mr. Joseph's first success with the court allowed me to return to my home in California which the deputy district attorney was adamant that I not be allowed to do. Since that time Mr. Joseph has corresponded with me often regarding the charges and has forwarded cases for my attention.He has been supportive and available for consultation whenever I've found need to communicate with him. You can't do better than hire Mr. Joseph.
Read less
Posted by John D | April 2, 2014
Complex Constitutional Case
I looked for a long time to find an Attorney who had the skill, knowledge and ability to fight a state law that I believed was unconstitutional. Chris Joseph was upfront on the costs involved and likelihood of an outcome. He was well prepared for trial, spoke and represented the complex aspects of our case exceptionally. I believe he is one of the best attorneys I have worked with during the unfortunate times I have had to.
Read less
Posted by Ryan | March 24, 2014
Chris Joseph for instant hire
From the day I was given Mr. Joseph's name, he and his company of attorneys have been nothing short of what I was told; knowledgeable, experienced and responsive. There is never a day that goes by that he hasn't made himself available by phone, email, text or in person. My company retained Chris for a civil lawsuit in which my former business partner was sued me and my company for specifics like trade secrets, profit margin knowledge, customer lists, etc without a non-compete agreement in place. May of seemed like an open and shut case but Chris carefully maneuvered me through doing the right things to settle things down, move things along and keep myself and my company on the up and up when the settlement finished. I have now retained he and his company to serve as my firm to help purchase another company.
Read less
Posted by B | March 24, 2014
Awesome Attorney
I hired Christopher Joseph and was very pleased with the outcome of my case as well as the representation I received. He was very knowledgeable and helpful as well as friendly.
Posted by Jim | March 24, 2014
Outstanding Representation
Mr. Joseph did outstanding work on a case involving my son in September of 2013. Not only was he proactive about relaying details and options to us, he was very honest about the situation we were facing. Mr. Joseph responded to our questions quickly. We always felt like our matter was important to Mr. Joseph. He helped us identify steps we could take to strengthen our case and evidence we could provide that would assist him in his negotiations and at trial. Mr. Joseph was able to successfully negotiate our case out of court and all pending charges were dropped. I would recommend Mr. Joseph to anyone needing representation for a criminal matter. We will always be indebted to him for his work and the outcome realized for my son.
Read less
Posted by Deb | March 24, 2014
Honest & Trustworthy Representation
Christopher Joseph is currently representing me. He has been honest and upfront with me about my case,. He has always been available for guidance; providing knowledge and sharing possible outcomes of my case. I would recommend him to anyone needing fair and honest representation.
Posted by Jason | March 24, 2014
A True Professional
Mr. Joseph gives excellent guidance and has been a trusted adviser to me on multiple occasions. I find him to be honest, hard working and supremely competent. I would not hesitate to hire Joseph Hollander and Craft again if a need for council should arise.
Posted by Dee | March 24, 2014
Caring, Knowledgable, Always Available, Very Trustworthy
Mr. Joseph has helped us on several cases and took the time to personally work with us through the whole process. Spoke frank and honest and was always available day or night to help, just to listen, allow us to vent, went the extra mile to assist bringing in full resources. He honestly cares about his clients and will do whatever is possible to get the best outcome possible. He gives of his time without charging for things any other attorney would charge for or not even take the time to attend to. If I ever need an attorney or any of my friends or family I would highly recommend Chris Joseph! I have worked with Chris Joseph and other attorneys in his firm since 2007 and highly recommend them for any and all of your legal needs. Not all cases work put perfectly or the way a person wants and no attorney can guarantee a positive outcome or please everyone all the time. With that in mind if you are looking for an attorney that cares about each case he takes on and not just taking any case for money then you need not look any further than Chris Joseph because the one thing without any doubt is he CARES!
Read less
Posted by Andrew | March 24, 2014
Awesome Attorney
Christopher Joseph has done an excellent job of handling our case! He has met and exceeded all of our expectations for our situation. Whatever we needed, Chris responded quickly and knowledgeabiliy. I would recommend him highly.
Posted by Thomas | January 3, 2012
Excellent Representation
Mr. Joseph represented me in 2006-07 and he did a remarkable job. Was always honest and upfront with me about my case, the direction we should go and possible outcomes. I would recommend him to anyone needing fair and honest representation.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2014
Worthless at any price..much less 300 an hour!
All the supposed facts of my case changed every time we went to court, he acted surprised by every outcome like he did not really know what was happening and half the hearings etc. were needless. I would never recommend Mr. Joseph in any capacity. He started with one story and changed it so many times I lost count.
View less reviews


  • Hourly Rates $ 450-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Joseph Hollander & Craft
  • 2002 - Present
  • Law Clerk for Judge John W Lungstrum
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • 2000 - 2002


  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Wichita State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Doe v. Thompson, et al.
  • Upheld termination of Doe's registration requirements
  • State of Kansas v. Howard
  • Suppression granted
  • State of Kansas v. Kalka
  • Suppression granted
View all legal cases


  • TBA Legislative Committee
  • Chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Criminal Law Section Representative
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2006 - Present
  • Topeka Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Merit Selection Panel, District of Kansas
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2015
  • Bench-Bar Committee, District of Kansas
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomspon Reuters' Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Client Champion Silver
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Order of the Coif
  • KU Law School
  • 2000
View all awards


  • University of Kansas Law Review
  • Other Misconduct Evidence: Rethinking Kansas Statutes Annotated 60-455
  • 2000
  • University of Kansas Law Review
  • Is Scienter an Element of Criminal Securities Fraud in Kansas?
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Legislative updates
  • 2015
  • Topeka Bar Association
  • Computer Forensics
  • 2008
View all speaking engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an excellent attorney. He has the ability to identify the pivotal issues in any case and litigate them effectively. I have referred several clients to Chris and they have all been very well represented."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first had the privilege of working with Mr. Joseph while I served as a prosecutor in Shawnee county, Kansas, one of the many northeast Kansas counties in which Mr. Joseph practices. Mr. Joseph was always very well prepared to defend his clients and as a prosecutor I found him to be a zealous advocate. As a prosecutor, I always knew when I went to court with Chris Joseph I'd better be on my game! Now as a defense attorney peer, I again have the privilege of working with Mr. Joseph. He is always well prepared and communicates regularly and effectively with his clients to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of their case. Mr. Joseph is learned in the law and a terrific trial lawyer. I would recommend Chris Joseph without equivocation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense
Administrative law
Criminal defense
Lawrence Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher Michael Joseph
Christopher Michael Joseph
Criminal defense Attorney
Lawrence, KS
Licensed for 23 years