Carl Folsom, III
100 E Park Street, Suite 209
Olathe, Kansas 66061
Carl Folsom is one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Kansas.
As a Kansas Appellate Defender, Mr. Folsom handled nearly every type of felony case, from meth manufacturing offenses to first-degree murder cases. In 2007, he became a member of the office’s Jessica’s Law team after he litigated the first constitutional challenge to Kansas’ Jessica’s Law sentencing scheme. He also became well-versed in the constitutional and statutory law applicable in self-defense cases and in drug cases.
At Bell Folsom, Mr. Folsom’s practice is dedicated to criminal defense work. He currently represents clients on trial work and on appeals, in both state court and federal court. Mr. Folsom also maintains an active interest in the broader issues relevant to the criminal justice system. He is a member of the Legislative Committee of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, where he helps draft testimony on criminal law bills in the Kansas Legislature. He is also an active blogger on new and unique criminal law issues that are relevant to Kansas lawyers.
Carl is recognized throughout the region for his knowledge of criminal law. He is often sought out by other attorneys for help on particularly complex legal issues. He has taught other criminal defense lawyers numerous times at conferences regarding sex crimes and constitutional trial rights. Carl is also often appointed to represent indigent defendants before the Kansas Supreme Court in especially novel or complicated appeals. As a continuing legal education liaison with the Appellate Section of the Kansas Bar Association, Carl also helps to plan educational events for other attorneys.