Carl E. Cornwell

Carl E. Cornwell

Olathe, Kansas

Carl Cornwell has been practicing law for over 30 years, and currently focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense. He has a wealth of criminal defense experience, having tried over 250 felony jury trials and over 50 homicide cases. Mr. Cornwell was admitted to practice in Kansas in 1977, and has also practiced in Missouri state courts. He has been listed in Super Lawyers magazine since 2005.

Mr. Cornwell's criminal defense expertise also extends to federal courts, as he has practiced extensively in a number of district courts throughout the United States, from Puerto Rico to Vermont to Washington. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas State University in 1970. After serving as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps for three years, Mr. Cornwell earned his Juris Doctor from Washburn University School of Law in 1976.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 1977


  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas - 1976
  • Kansas State University
    • Bachelor of Science - 1970

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers -Kansas , January 1, 2003 - January 1, 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Marine Corps, Lieutenant