Carl E. Cornwell

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Olathe, Kansas

Carl E. Cornwell Attorney at Law
Carl E. Cornwell
Carl E. Cornwell Attorney at Law

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Kansas since: 1977

Education: Washburn University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024

Carl E. Cornwell Attorney at Law

142 N. Cherry Street
Suite 100
Olathe, KS 66061 Visit website


At the office of Carl E. Cornwell Attorney At Law, in Olathe, Kansas, Mr. Cornwell defends those charged with any type of criminal offense. Serving clients in Kansas City and Overland Park, as well as across all of Johnson and Wyandotte counties, Mr. Cornwell has helped hundreds of clients protect their rights and liberties and preserve their freedom in the face of some of the most serious criminal accusations.

In addition to providing highly effective defense strategies for the accused, Mr. Cornwell helps clients expunge and seal their criminal records so that their past mistakes do not adversely affect their ability to obtain housing, education or employment in the future.

A highly rated criminal defense attorney with 40+ years of legal experience, Mr. Cornwell possesses the skills and resources necessary to handle even the most complex and challenging cases efficiently and effectively. He has successfully represented clients in hundreds of jury trials in state and federal courts throughout the country, including over 60 homicide cases, and he has earned the respect of both his clients and peers for his tenacious legal advocacy and unwavering dedication to justice.

After graduating from Kansas State University in 1970, Mr. Cornwell served three years with the U.S. Marine Corps as a first lieutenant before attending law school. He then enrolled in Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, obtaining his Juris Doctor in 1976. The following year, the Kansas Bar Association admitted him to practice.

Recognized as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the country, Mr. Cornwell has received a number of awards and honors for his professionalism and service. He is AV-Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Criminal Law

  • 100% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 1977, Kansas

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Educational Background:
  • Kansas State University, Bachelor of Science, 1970
  • Super Lawyers -Kansas , January 1, 2003 - January 1, 2013
  • Admitted to Super Lawyers 2003-2017, Super Lawyers, 2003
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Kansas, 1977

Office location for Carl E. Cornwell

142 N. Cherry Street
Suite 100
Olathe, KS 66061

Phone: 913-712-0459


20 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2024

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