John believes his focus on being a DUI and criminal defense lawyer puts his clients at an advantage over the alternative of working with a generalist lawyer who divides his or her time between divorces, personal injury, and other law areas, as well as DUI and criminal cases. His continued focus on DUI and criminal defense, and ongoing efforts to deepen his skills, have made John a sought-after lecturer for other DUI and criminal defense lawyers and cases. His teaching and consulting skills are frequently requested in several states, as well as for local print media. He has been asked to consult for out-of-state cases for clients, including those charged with multiple priors and first-time offenses.
Lawyer John W. Thurston is an experienced Northeast Kansas DUI defense lawyer who has successfully completed extensive training that puts him in a unique position to defend people in Kansas against DUI charges. John’s history as both a defense lawyer and former prosecutor, plus his commitment to education and ongoing improvement, makes a significant impact on his ability to effectively represent his clients. Training and accreditation includes:
Several of the courses and certification programs John has completed are rare for a Kansas lawyer to have taken. When you work with him, you work with someone committed to ongoing education in a way that can make a big difference in how a case is handled and received. John’s early experience includes awards won during competitive mock trial teams while at law school, and these efforts have paid off throughout his career thus far, with an overwhelmingly positive track record.