Christopher M. Joseph
Topeka and Lawrence Offices
Practice Areas: Mr. Joseph represents individuals and businesses in complex civil litigation and
during the investigation and prosecution of criminal charges.
Education: Mr. Joseph received his juris doctorate in 2000 from the University of Kansas
School of Law. While attending law school, he wrote for the Kansas Law Review and served as
an Associate Editor. He was invited to membership in the Order of the Coif, a national honor
society for law school graduates with exceptional academic achievement. Mr. Joseph graduated
summa cum laude from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997.
Admitted: After graduating from law school in 2000, Mr. Joseph was admitted to practice before
the Kansas Supreme Court, all other Kansas courts, and the United States District Court for the
District of Kansas. In 2001, he was admitted to practice before the United States Court of
Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He was admitted to practice in the Western District of Missouri in
Professional History: After graduating from law school, Mr. Joseph was appointed by Chief
United States District Judge John Lungstrum, District of Kansas, to serve as his law clerk from
2000 to 2002. Mr. Joseph joined Joseph, Hollander & Craft in August of 2002.
Membership: Mr. Joseph is a member of the Kansas, Topeka, and Douglas County Bar
Associations. He serves on two KBA committees and chairs the TBA legislative committee. He
served on the Bench-Bar Committee for the United States District Court for the District of
Kansas from 2009 to 2010, was the Chair of the Merit Selection Panel for the reappointment of a
federal magistrate judge in 2010, and a member of the Tenth Circuit Merit Selection Panel for the
Kansas Federal Defender in 2013.
Ratings: Mr. Joseph has earned Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory's highest “AV” rating for
lawyers. He is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, is recognized in the peer-review
publication Best Lawyers in America, is designated as one of the top five percent of Kansas
lawyers in Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters, and has been named “Top 100 Trial Lawyers”
in Kansas by The National Trial Lawyers.
Publications: "Is Scienter an Element of Criminal Securities Fraud in Kansas?," 48 U. Kan. L.
Rev. 197 (1999); "Other Misconduct Evidence: Rethinking Kansas Statutes Annotated 60-455,
49 U. Kan. L. Rev. 145 (2000).