Topeka, Kansas

Posted Date

April 11, 2024

Contact Information

Jude Overton

Do you want to be part of a team of the best prosecutors in Kansas? The Office of the Kansas Attorney General (OAG), is seeking aggressive-but-thoughtful litigators to take on some of the most interesting and difficult criminal cases in the state. We aim to hire dynamic team players who exemplify the highest standards of integrity, efficiency, and professionalism. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment under a light supervisory hand. Maturity and a willingness to help others are critical. If you aspire to make a difference in our State, we invite you to submit your application.


Position Summary & Responsibilities

The Criminal Division contains three litigating sections: Economic CrimesMajor Crimes, and Medicaid FraudPositions are available in all three sections. Assignment will be based on applicant experience and interest.

In each section, the successful candidate will be expected to:

  • File felony charging documents within the framework of well-accepted best practices for prosecutors
  • Prepare well-written and well-grounded motions and responses
  • Present persuasive arguments and evidence during the pre-trial process
  • Conduct well-prepared and well-executed cases at jury trial

Trial and trial-preparation skills, as well as strong research and writing skills are required.

Economic Crimes:

Attorneys in this section represent the State of Kansas in a variety of criminal matters dealing primarily with the prosecution of economic crimes. They prosecute cases involving elder and dependent adult fiduciary abuse and exploitation, securities fraud, insurance fraud, tax violations and other offenses involving the Kansas Department of Revenue, and general fraud and white-collar crime matters.

Major Crimes:

Attorneys in this section work in conjunction with county and district attorneys to initiate and prosecute major felony cases, primarily homicides and child sex crimes.

Medicaid Fraud:

Attorneys in this section represent the State of Kansas in criminal prosecution of Medicaid provider fraud; fraud in the administration of the Medicaid program; and alleged abuse, neglect, and exploitation of patients in residential care facilities receiving payment under a federal health care program.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this title. They may not include all job duties performed by employees on this job title, and additional duties may be added.

Travel: Some travel within the state of Kansas for hearings, trials, and other prosecution-related duties will be required. Occasional out-of-state travel for training may be required.


Licensing & Certification

  • Certificate of admission and membership in good standing with the Bar of the Supreme Court of Kansas or eligible for admission on waiver
  • A valid driver’s license

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least two (2) years post-J.D. experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant experience in criminal, civil, or administrative litigation. The application should note the number of criminal or civil cases tried to a verdict and/or the number of appellate oral arguments presented.

Application Process

Job Application Process

Submit the following documents via email to

  • Cover Letter (optional)
  • Resume
  • Writing Sample (no more than ten pages)
  • Law school transcript if practicing for less than four years
  • DD214 (if you are claiming Veteran’s Preference)