Scott C. Gyllenborg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Olathe, KS

Gyllenborg & Brown, P.A.
 | 111 South Kansas Avenue, Olathe, KS 66061-4434
Phone: 913-782-1400
Fax: 913-393-0210
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

A former assistant district attorney in Johnson County, Scott C. Gyllenborg is the managing partner at Gyllenborg & Brown, P.A., and represents those in the Kansas City metropolitan area in matters of criminal defense, including white collar crimes, drug crimes, sex crimes and DUI. He also handles matters of federal criminal law, parole and probation, record expungement, weapons charges and any other felony or misdemeanor.

Mr. Gyllenborg is admitted to practice in the state of Kansas, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, the U.S. Supreme Court, the state of Missouri, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

A fellow of the Johnson County Bar Foundation and the Kansas Bar Association, Mr. Gyllenborg teaches at The University of Kansas School of Law as an adjunct professor in Trial Advocacy. He is also a member of American Mensa and Mensa International and previously worked as a prosecuting attorney for the city of Mission Hills, Kansas, and was the director of the Olathe Arts Alliance as well as a trustee of The Barstow School.

With a Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas, Mr. Gyllenborg is currently a member of the Johnson County Bar Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a Master of the Inn for the Earl E. O’Connor American Inn of Court, and is on the membership committee of the National Conference of Bar Presidents.

* 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%): Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Sex Offenses

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%): White Collar Crime

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Sex Offenses, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2019

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About Scott Gyllenborg

Admitted: 1988, Kansas

Professional Webpage:


  • Best of the Bar, Kansas City Business Journal, 2013
  • President's and Executive Director's Award, Johnson County Bar Association, 2013
  • Boss of the Year, Johnson County Legal Professionals, 1997
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, American Association for Justice

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation, 2015
  • President, Federal Courts Advocates Section, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), 2014
  • Member, Board of Directors, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), 2014
  • Chairman, Kansas Bar Association Annual Meeting Planning Committee, 2012
  • Missouri, 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • Kansas, 1988
  • Membership Committee, National Conference of Bar Presidents
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Criminal Justice Section: Ethics, Gideon & Professionalism Committee, Litigation Section, Member, American Bar Association, 1988-present
  • Criminal Law Section, Member, Kansas, 1988-present
  • Membership Committee, Co-Chairman, Kansas City Metropolitan, 2010-present
  • Federal Court Advocates Section, CLE Committee, Kansas City Metropolitan, 2009
  • Sustaining Member; Criminal Law Bench Bar Committee, Kansas City Metropolitan
  • The BarLetter, Editor, Johnson County, 2010-present
  • The BarLetter, Co-Editor, Johnson County Bar Association, 2005-10
  •  Vice-Chairman, Johnson County, 2009-present
  • Co-Chairman, Johnson County, 2000-06
  • Criminal Law Bench/Bar Committee, Member, Johnson County, 1991-present
  • Member, Johnson County, 1989-present
  • Member, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Foundation
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Johnson County Bar Foundation, 2006-present
  • Chairman, Membership Committee, Johnson County Bar Association, 2009-present
  • Co-Chairman, Criminal Law Bench/Bar Committee, Johnson County Bar Association, 2000-10
  • Master of the Inn, Earl E. O'Connor American Inn of Court, 2004-present
  • Member, Membership Committee, National Conference of Bar Presidents, 2007-2008
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law, Trial Advocacy, 2005-present
  • President-Elect, Johnson County Bar Association, 2005-2006
  • Member, Board of Directors, Johnson County Bar Association, 2000-2007
  • President, Johnson County Bar Association, 2006-2007

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Olathe United Way, 1997
  • Member, Board of Directors, Olathe Arts Alliance, 1996-1998
  • Member, Board of Trustees, The Barstow School, 2000-2006
  • Prosecuting Attorney, City of Mission Hills, Kansas, 1996-present


  • State v. Croft, 08CR1197, judgment affirmed by Court of Appeals, petition to the Kansas Supreme Court for review granted, remanded to Court of Appeals to reconsider sentence., 2014
  • State of Kansas v. Washington, 08CR1852, Felony Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Bench Trial, Not Guilty, 2009
  • State of Kansas v. Boyle, 08CR2145, Aggravated Indecent Liberties With a Child Under 14, Jury Trial, Not Guilty, 2009
  • State of Kansas v. Maxon, 32 Kan. App. 2d 67, 79 P.3d 202, 2003
  • State v. Harms, 06CR2905, Felony Driving Under the Influence, motion to dismiss on speedy trial grounds granted by trial court, affirmed by the Kansas Court of Appeals, review denied by the Kansas Supreme Court, 2010.

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in English - The University of Kansas, 1979
  • College preparatory education - The Barstow School, Kansas City, Missouri, 1968-1974
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Office Location for Scott C. Gyllenborg

111 South Kansas Avenue
Olathe, KS 66061-4434

Phone: 913-782-1400

Fax: 913-393-0210

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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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