Attorney Profiles

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Jonathan B. Phelps


  • Graduated Topeka West High School, 1977.
  • Graduated Washburn University of Topeka, with Bachelor of Arts in History, 1980.
  • Graduated Washburn University of Topeka Law School, with Juris Doctorate, 1982.
  • Licensed in 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for Kansas, Kansas Supreme Court and all inferior courts in Kansas.
  • Founding member of the Third Judicial District Criminal Defense Bar.
  • Member of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • Member of the Kansas Board of Indigents Defense Services since 1985, and in that capacity has represented indigent persons accused of felony crimes in Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Riley, Shawnee, Wabaunsee and Wyandotte counties.
  • Shawnee County Juvenile Defender since September, 2013.
  • Juvenile Defender member of the Shawnee County Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board from 2016 to 2019.
  • Chairman of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (a program instituted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which has made Shawnee County a model site) for Shawnee County.
  • Has argued successfully to the Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals for the State of Kansas, including which results have been published in the Kansas Reports and the Reports of the Kansas Court of Appeals. See, e.g., Beauclair v. State, 308 Kan. 284, 419 P.3d 1180 (2018),  and  In re P.L.B., 40 Kan.App.2d 182 (2008).
  • Primary focus of practice has been defense of the accused, both adults and juveniles, throughout the State of Kansas for the past 36 years, but handles manyother types of legal matters.
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Rebekah A. Phelps-Davis

  • Graduated Topeka West High School,
  • Graduated Washburn University of Topeka, with Bachelor of Arts in History,
  • Graduated Oklahoma City School of Law, with Juris Doctorate,
  • Licensed in 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Court for Kansas, Kansas Supreme Court and all inferior courts in Kansas, and member of the bar of the Pottawatomi Tribe in Kansas
  • Member of the Kansas Bar Association.
  • Member of the Kansas CINC Bar since January 2019 and in that context represent children as a Guardian ad Litem in CINC matters.
  • Shawnee County Guardian ad Litem since January 2019
  • Primary focus of practice during 30 years of practice has been in the domestic arena, having handled domestic matters of every sort – divorce, paternity, child support, CINC, custody matters, parenting time issues, guardianships, permanent custodianships, and adoption
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Shirley Phelps-Roper

  • Graduated from Topeka West High School, 1975
  • Graduated from Washburn University with BA in Corrections Cum Laude, 1979
  • Graduated from Washburn University School of Law School, 1981
  • Managed special projects related to multi-party litigation
  • Managed special projects for staff development
  • Witness and exhibit management
  • Legal research and analysis
  • Law Office Management since 1978
  • Tax Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Civil Rights Law
  • First Amendment Law
  • License to practice before Kansas State Courts
  • License to practice before Federal Court
  • License to practice before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • License to practice before the United States Supreme Court