Olathe Attorney John E. Harvell
John E. Harvell was born and raised in the Johnson County area and graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School. He attended both Kansas State University and the University of Kansas, graduating with honors with a degree in Sociology and Child Psychology. Mr. Harvell is a 1989 graduate of Washburn University Law School.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Harvell worked in Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office in Wichita, Kansas. While working in Sedgwick County, Mr. Harvell tried over 25 DUI and miscellaneous crime jury trials. He worked in the City of Overland Park and handled general misdemeanor crimes and DUIs; thereafter, he worked as a prosecuting attorney in Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court. While working in Jackson County, Mr. Harvell handled all of the fatality DWI accidents.
After leaving the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office, Mr. Harvell was an associate with deVries & Associates in Kansas City, Missouri for 11 years specializing in criminal defense. Mr. Harvell then began his own practice in Johnson County emphasizing criminal defense. During that time, Mr. Harvell has also been employed as the prosecutor for the City of Merriam, Kansas, and is currently the Judge in the City of Merriam.
Mr. Harvell's building is located two blocks south of the Johnson County courthouse. He specializes in DUI, domestic violence and a variety of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges in Johnson County and its surrounding municipal courts. Mr. Harvell is an experienced trial attorney and routinely takes cases to trial and jury trial with good results. One needs to make sure that when hiring counsel on a criminal case, the attorney is actually an experienced trial attorney actively engaged in trying cases.