Attorney John E. Harvell was born and raised in Johnson County, Kansas, where he currently practices criminal defense and serves as a judge in the city of Merriam. Mr. Harvell graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School before attending both Kansas State University and University of Kansas, graduating with honors with a degree in Sociology and Child Psychology. In 1989, he graduated from Washburn University School of Law and began his legal career trying over 25 DUI and other jury trials with the Sedgwick County District Attorneyâs office.
Since that time, Attorney Harvellâs experience has been based out of Johnson County, Kansas. He has worked for the City of Overland Park defending general misdemeanors and DUI cases, and has even gained experience as a prosecutor in the Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court. He also spent 11 years focusing on criminal defense as an associate with deVries & Associates in Kansas City, Missouri. Today, he has his own practice as an Olathe criminal lawyer and is also a judge in Merriam, Kansas. Anyone in need of caring counsel and aggressive defense can contact the Law Office of John E. Harvell for a complimentary initial consultation on their criminal defense case.