The Office Staff
Todd Thompson became County Attorney of Leavenworth County, Kansas on January 12, 2009. Mr. Thompson came into office with a vision of preserving the traditions of Leavenworth County. He advances this vision by improving communication between the County Attorney’s Office and the public. The office is now more accessible and open to listening to wants of victims and their families, has reopened the lines of communication with law enforcement, and ensures the public is made aware of the decisions and rationale of the Office on major cases. Further, Mr. Thompson has ensured that the Office prosecutes cases more ardently, ensuring that repeat and serious offenders receive the punishment they deserve. Criminals have been put on notice that the County Attorney’s Office will not be lenient in the prosecution of criminal activity. By taking a proactive role to ensure that criminals are off of the streets, the citizens of Leavenworth County can enjoy a safe community.
Mr. Thompson is a Leavenworth native. His family has lived in the community for over 150 years. Mr. Thompson is a graduate from the University of Kansas and received his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law. Before being elected, Mr. Thompson was an Assistant County Attorney for Leavenworth County for a period of five years, serving as the head of the Juvenile Division. Mr. Thompson is the former president of the Leavenworth Bar Association, is a member of the National District Attorneys Association, and the Kansas County and District Attorneys Association. He is a member in good standing of the state bar of Kansas, the United States District Court and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Thompson has briefed and appeared for arguments in front of the Kansas Supreme Court and Kansas Court of Appeals. Mr. Thompson recently became the first prosecutor to also be the Chairman of the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission. He is also a board member of the following: Leavenworth Bar Association, First Judicial District Adult Community Corrections Advisory Board, and First Judicial District Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board. Mr. Thompson previously served as a member of the Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates, the Leavenworth Child Abuse Prevention Counsel and Multidisciplinary Child Protection Team. He has taught for Upper Iowa University and is an active member of several Leavenworth County civic organizations. In 2013, Mr. Thompson was selected by Ingram's magazine to be recognized as one of Kansas Cities 40 under 40.
Mr. Thompson has also proposed multiple bills to the Kansas Legislation which have passed. These bills were all issues impacting our community. The first bill that passed was brought to the Kansas Legislation because of a case involving an adult caught video taping a child under 18 in his/her home without the child's or parents permission or knowledge, for unknown reasons. This crime could only be charged as a misdemeanor, Thompson was able to get a bill passed to increase the punishment to a felony. Mr. Thompson also proposed a bill to make e-cigarettes illegal to anyone under the age of 18, when he heard there was no law prohibiting children from having access to these. Mr. Thompson worked with local law enforcement to propose a bill to increase the penalty for theft or criminal deprivation of a firearm from a misdemeanor to a felony. Also making any burglary wherein someone steals a firearm from a residence or vehicle an Aggravated Burglary, which increases the penalty upon conviction. In 2014, Mr. Thompson passed bills to stiffen the penalty to repeat offenders that flee and elude law enforcement officers, and fixed procedural matters in the courtroom.
Michael G. Jones was born in 1962 in Great Bend, Kansas. Mike graduated from Goodland High School in 1981. He then attended the University of Kansas where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1985 and then attended Washburn University where he recevied his JD in 1988. He was engaged in the private practice of law from 1989-2008 in Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties. Mr. Jones has been an Assistant County Attorney since 2008. He is married with two children. Caseload: Felony Domestic Violence, sexual assault, drug offenses, Care and Treatment, Violent Offender Registration.
Shawn M. Boyd is originally from Kansas City, Kansas. He comes to the office from the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s office where he spent seven years prosecuting adult felony cases. He has tried over 60 jury trials with 10 of those being homicides. Mr. Boyd graduated from Washburn School of Law in 2008 and interned at the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to law school, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Baker University and
Joan Lowdon is originally from Conway Springs, Kansas. She attended Kansas State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts in French. Following graduation from Kansas State University she went to law school and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas School of Law. Ms. Lowdon is licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri. She handles adult drug cases as well as the child in need of care docket.
Christopher Scott comes to the Leavenworth County Attorney's Office from the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office. He practiced for four years handling their drug and gang unit. He also handled juvenile and traffic related cases when he started. Scott is a Topeka native and a graduate of the University of Kansas for business administration and law. Scott now handles the person felonies, drug and traffic cases.
Katie Devlin is originally from Oskaloosa, Kansas. She earned degrees in journalism and law from the University of Kansas. Devlin prosecuted a wide variety of felonies and juvenile offender cases in Wyandotte County before coming to Leavenworth County. While in law school, she interned in the Sedgwick and Wyandotte County District Attorney Offices and was a Jana Mackey Public Interest Fellow.
Megan Williams is from Olathe, Kansas. She graduated from the American University of Paris in 2008 with a bachelor degree in International Affairs and went on to receive her law degree from Washburn University School of Law. During law school, Ms. Williams interned at Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office and then was hired there as an assistant district attorney for a year and a half. In Shawnee County she handled domestic violence, general felony, misdemeanors, juvenile offender, and child in need of care cases.
Nancy Theis is our newest Victim/Witness Officer and Office Manager. She was previously the Director of the Child Support Enforcement Unit for the First Judicial District of Kansas. Mrs. Theis started working for Leavenworth County in 1985 and became the Director of Child Support in 1995, a position she held until most recently. Mrs. Theis is a life-long resident of Leavenworth County graduating from Xavier Grade School and Immaculata High School. She is married with four children and two grandchildren. In 2010, she won the distinguished Liberty Bell Award. This award recognizes outstanding service performed by a non-lawyer citizen who has given of his or her time and energy to strengthen the effectiveness of the American system of freedom under law, in keeping with the spirit of our Constitution.
Deda Williams is a lifelong resident of Leavenworth County Kansas. She has worked for Leavenworth County since 1988. During her tenure with the Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office she has held many positions, everything from receptionist to her current position as Law Enforcement Liaison and Administrative Assistant to the County Attorney. She is most proud of being a recipient of the Liberty Bell Award. This award is given annually by the Leavenworth Bar Association and it recognizes outstanding service performed by a non-lawyer citizen who has given of his or her time and energy to strengthen the effectiveness of the American system of freedom under law, in keeping with the spirit of our Constitution. She is looking forward to many more years of assisting the public and law enforcement, through her position at the Leavenworth County Attorney’s office.
Angela Kolenda is originally from Tescott, Kansas, located. She Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Kansas State University, and has worked in the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s office for over 21 years as a victim/witness advocate. Her work focused on Child Abuse, Rape and Homicide cases. She has been active member with the Sunflower House Agency sitting on committees for them and raising money. (The Sunflower House is an advocacy center for children of abuse and neglect). A speaker at the Governor’s conference in regards to child abuse. She is also active with the St. Patrick’s Catholic School serving as a board member for CYO and coaching volleyball, and a board member for Leadership 2000 of Wyandotte County.
Dianna Miller is the Diversion Officer for the Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office. Ms. Miller supervises all adult criminal diversion cases, whether filed or unfiled, unfiled juvenile offender diversion cases and all worthless check diversion cases. Previously a Special Agent with the United States Treasury Department, she is a professional with extensive training and knowledge in investigating criminal violations and financial related crimes. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, needlepoint and bird watching.
She is originally from Hilversum, Netherlands. She studied elementary education for 2 years before coming to the United States. She was employed with Leavenworth County for twelve years in various positions, before returning to the Netherlands to attain her Associates Degree in Marketing. Upon receiving her degree she returned to the United States and went through the immigration process and in 2000 took the oath and became a United States Citizen (of which she is very proud). She was employed for almost 4 years with the Leavenworth District Court in the capacity as a deputy clerk in the criminal docket, until joining the Leavenworth County Attorney’s office in 2016.
Lorelei Mullins currently coordinates with victims and witnesses in cases involving juvenile defendants, as well as helping managing that docket. She has spent most of her life in Leavenworth, moving here when she was seven years old, and a graduate from Leavenworth High School. She began her career in the banking industry before becoming interested in the criminal justice career. She joined the Leavenworth County Attorney's office in 2012 and is a member of the Multidisciplinary Child Protection Team, First Judicial District Coalition on Sexual Offending, Project LEAD of Leavenworth County.