About Kurt Kerns

If you have been accused of a crime, the things you do in the next 24 hours can make a big difference in the outcome of your case. The first thing you need to do — and do quickly — is choose a defense attorney. No decision you make will be more important.

Kurt Kerns is a Wichita criminal defense lawyer who handles the most challenging cases such as federal charges, international crimes, major drug offenses and murder. Mr. Kerns has earned the respect of his peers on both sides of the aisle with frequent victories in complex, high-profile cases. In the 12 murder trials he has tried to jury, he has obtained 10 acquittals.

Kurt Kerns is the founding partner of the law firm of Ariagno, Kerns, Mank & White, L.L.C., in Wichita, Kansas. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers* for nine consecutive years, and has earned an AV Preeminent** rating, the highest designation under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. He has completed additional legal training at the National Criminal Defense College as well as Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College, where he is currently on staff.

Mr. Kerns has served on the board of governors for the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He practices before the International War Crime Tribunal at The Hague, Netherlands, where he recently defended Commander Vinko Martinovic. He is one of only 26 American attorneys authorized to appear before the International Criminal Court.

Mr. Kerns lectures at criminal defense seminars across the nation and serves as a legal commentator on Court TV and A&E American Justice. For more information about his background and credentials, please click on the following link.

Schedule A Consultation With Kurt Kerns

Whether you hire us or another law firm, you should never talk to law enforcement officers before you talk with a lawyer. Without realizing it, you could give the government the evidence it needs to charge you with a crime.

To protect yourself, call Kerns Law Group, at 316-265-5511. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

* Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorney Kurt Kerns was selected for inclusion in 2006 - 2014 Super Lawyers.

** AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.