Standing by the Rights of Individuals
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John W. Kerns, LLC



Dedicated Defense


Passion & Dedication

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

Trusted Experience


defense experience

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

Community Respect



We are proud that other attorneys and many of our former clients have referred individuals in need to John W. Kerns, LLC for help. One of the greatest compliments we can receive is a referral, and we make sure the trust we receive is upheld for each new client. 


Fighting for Constitutional rights for over 16 years. 

John W. Kerns, LLC, criminal and DUI defense firm in Lawrence, Kansas, strives to minimize or eliminate any potential criminal penalty that you may encounter. Our goal is to provide you with the best quality legal representation available. John zealously and aggressively fights for his clients, approaching every client as an individual with a focus on integrity, advocacy and understanding. At John's law firm every client matters. 

While a lifetime member of both the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, John has developed a reputation of providing thorough, smart and passionate criminal defense representation for his clients. 

Skilled in planning, preparing, and managing high-profile cases, John combines analytical, investigative, organizational, negotiation and litigation experience to prepare and conclude cases.  John is regularly involved in complex, high-level litigation. John W. Kerns is proud of choosing a career that allows him to take on powerful governmental entities (and win). At John W. Kerns, LLC our motto is "bring it on." 



Contact John W. Kerns, LLC




1201 Wakarusa Drive, Suite E #224
Lawrence, KS  66049


(785) 856-2228


Ready to put more than 16 years of criminal defense experience to work for you? Use the form below to tell us about your legal inquiry. You may also call us for help or to make an appointment.

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