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After graduating from law school, Mr. Hoeme returned to Kansas and opened a private law practice in Beloit, Kansas. Mr. Hoeme's private practice was diverse but a majority of his practice related to litigation and real estate law. In 2004, Mr. Hoeme was elected Mitchell County Attorney. He served as the county's Chief Prosecuting Attorney through 2008.  As Mitchell County Attorney, Mr. Hoeme also served as counsel for the county's board of commissioners and other elected officials. Mr. Hoeme did not see reelection in 2008 but in January of 2009, Mr. Hoeme took a position as the chief narcotics prosecutor for the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office in Topeka, Kansas. In the summer of 2009, Mr. Hoeme was offered a contract with the U.S. Department of State's International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs Bureau, as administered by Pacific Architects and Engineers. Mr. Hoeme served as the Legal Education and Training Advisor in Afghanistan until June of 2011, when he returned to Kansas to lead Joseph, Hollander & Craft’s DUI Defense Team and the criminal division of the Wichita, Kansas office of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC.   


As a Prosecuting Attorney, Mr. Hoeme served as an instructor for the Kansas Narcotics Officers' Association's Top Gun school and the Kansas County & District Attorneys Association. Mr. Hoeme had the privilege of serving as an instructor at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina, where he taught trial advocacy skills. Mr. Hoeme also served as an Instructor for the National District Attorneys Association by presenting lectures on "Managing the Complex Drug Case."


Currently Mr. Hoeme serves as the chairman of the Wichita Bar Association's Criminal Practice Committee.  Mr. Hoeme is also an active member of the Kansas Criminal Defense Attorney's Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.




Languages spoken: English, Farsi

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 30%
    5 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    5 years
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Constitutional: 10%
  5. Appeals: 10%



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Christopher Michael Joseph

    Jess is relentless in representing his clients. He never backs down.


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    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Joseph Hollander & Craft

500 N Market St
Wichita, KS, 67214

Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC

1508 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS, 66612

Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC

3320 Mesa Way
Suite 8
Lawrence, KS, 66049



KSAuthorized to practice law200307/04/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trial Advocacy InstructorNational Advocacy Center2009
External Advisory Board RecipientKansas Bureau of Investigations2008
Ex-officioKansas Governor's Council on Juvenile Justice2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateJoseph, Hollander & Craft LLC2011 - Present
Rule of Law AdvisorU.S. Department of State-PAE2010 - 2011
Lead Narcotics ProsecutorShawnee County District Attorney's Office2008 - 2010
County AttorneyMitchell County Attorney's Office2004 - 2009
OwnerJess W. Hoeme Law Office2003 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Wichita Bar AssociationChairman Criminal Practice Committee2014 - Present
Wichita Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2011 - Present
Wichita Bar Association - Criminal Law CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Topeka, Kansas Bar AssociationMember2008 - 2010
Mitchell County Tourism CommiteeChairman2006 - 2008
Kansas Narcotics Officers AssociationProsecution Member2006 - 2010
Kansas Juvenile Justice Authority-Beloit Juvenile Advisory BoardProsecution Ex-Officio2004 - 2009
Mitchell County Republican PartyChairman2004 - 2009
National District Attorneys AssociationMember2004 - 2010
Kansas County & District Attorney's AssociationMember2004 - 2010
Kansas Bar AssociationMember2003 - 2010
Mitchell County Law Library BoardChairman2003 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
City of Wichita v. CLIENT OF HOEME'SNot Guilty
State of Kansas v. CLIENT OF HOEME'SDismissed by State.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Kansas ProsecutorKansas Prosecutor Editorial Advisory Board2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Creighton University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Washburn University School of LawPolitical Science/PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Pratt High School, Pratt, KansasN/AN/A1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Southcentral Kansas LionsRule of Law in Afghanistan2011
Top GunInterrogation Techniques and Legal Considerations2009
Prosecuting Drug CasesSurgical Cross Examinations of Defense Experts2009
National District Attorneys AssociationManaging the Complex Drug Case2009
National Advocacy CenterProsecutor's Bootcamp2009
Top GunNarcotics Interdictions & Investigations2008
National College of AdvocacyTrial Advocacy2008
National Advocacy CenterAdvanced Trial AdvocacyN/A