McPherson County Attorney’s OfficeTORRANCE R. PARKINS - COUNTY ATTORNEY
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McPherson County Attorney's Office
The McPherson County Attorney is an independent administrator of justice. The primary responsibility of the McPherson County Attorney is to seek justice on behalf of the State of Kansas, which can only be achieved by the representation and presentation of the truth. The McPherson County Attorney thoughtfully exercises prosecutorial discretion to ensure that the interests of our community are protected and that tax dollars are not wasted on fruitless pursuits.
This office maintains a comprehensive Diversion Program which primarily seeks to make victims whole, to hold first time offenders accountable for their actions, and to assist such offenders in identifying the underlying causes of the behavior that brought them into the Criminal Justice System. The Diversion Program has a great track record of preventing recidivism through education, treatment, and assistance. Keeping low-level first time offenders from re-offending by early and thorough intervention is key to an effective strategy to combat crime. As the Chief Law Enforcement Official in McPherson County, the County Attorney exercises authority within the Executive Branch of Government and represents the people of the State of Kansas, specifically the citizens of McPherson County, in the prosecution of adult and juvenile violators of State law, proceedings in the Care and Treatment of incapacitated persons, proceedings protecting Children in Need of Care, enforcement of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, and appearances on behalf of the State of Kansas in the Kansas Appellate Courts regarding criminal appeals.
In 2015, the McPherson County Attorney's Office filed hundreds of criminal cases and more than 1800 traffic cases in McPherson County District Court. The McPherson County Attorney's Office also provides assistance and services to victims and witnesses.
Torrance Parkins is committed to hearing and responding to the concerns of all McPherson County residents. If you have questions, concerns or suggestions, please call and schedule a meeting with the County Attorney anytime. Mr. Parkins maintains an open door policy, but is often in court and an appointment is the best way to make sure your voice is heard.
Applications for diversion are available for:
For more information about the Diversion Program please feel free to contact the Diversion Coordinator at 620-241-1027.
McPherson County Attorney - Torrance Parkins
Torrance Parkins is a native of McPherson. A graduate of McPherson High School, the University of Kansas, and the University of Kansas School of Law, Torrance took office as the McPherson County Attorney on July 1st, 2015 following a special election. Torrance is committed to serving the citizens of McPherson County y diligently prosecuting criminals and advocating for all crime victims.
Deputy County Attorney - Jamie L. Karasek
Jamie Karasek is a graduate of Washburn University School of Law and Colorado State University. Jamie served as a research attorney with the Kansas Court of Appeals and an assistant district attorney in Shawnee County before joining the McPherson County Attorney's Office in 2009.
Deputy County Attorney - Brian Koch
Brian Koch is a graduate of Washburn University School of Law, Wichita State University and Hutchinson Community College. Mr. Koch worked as a prosecutor for Labette County, Kansas and as an intern with the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office before joining the McPherson County Attorney’s Office in October 2015.
Diversion Coordinator: Jonathan Hughes
Legal Administrative Assistant: Shana Turner
Legal Administrative Assistant: Jill Curran
Legal Administrative Assistant: Ellie Schoen