Standing by the Rights of Individuals

John W. Kerns, LLC

Kansas Criminal Defense

Fighting for Constitutional rights for over 15 years. 

John W. Kerns, L.L.C., criminal and DUI defense firm in Lawrence, Kansas, strives to minimize or eliminate any potential criminal penalty that you may encounter. My goal is to provide you with the best quality legal representation available. I zealously and aggressively fight for my clients, approaching every client as an individual with a focus on integrity, advocacy and understanding. 

As a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, I have developed a reputation of providing thorough, smart and passionate criminal defense representation for my clients. 




1201 Wakarusa Drive, Suite E2 #105
Lawrence, KS  66049


(785) 856-2228


Dedicated Defense + Client Respect = Trusted Experience

Passion & Dedication

My passion and dedication is criminal defense; I not a general practice attorney. My firm focuses solely on criminal defense. I am committed to protecting clients through one of the most stressful times in their life. I am always in my client's corner, even if everyone else is not.

defense experience

I serve a wide range of clients, and I place great value in every client relationship.  I keep to the forefront of ever-changing laws and work closely with my clients to ensure an effective collaboration and mutual understanding of legal procedure and arguments. 


I am proud that other attorneys and many of my former clients have referred individuals in need to me for help. One of the greatest compliments I can receive is a referral, and I make sure the trust I receive is upheld for each new client. 


The most sacred of the duties of a government is to do equal and
impartial justice to all its citizens.
— Thomas Jefferson


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