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Brandon L. Jones Osage D.A.

Brandon L. Jones, Osage County Attorney

Osage County Attorney, Brandon L. Jones, is a lifelong Kansan who was born and raised in Osage County. Brandon lived in Burlingame for the first two years of his life before moving to Lyndon where he graduated from Lyndon High School in 1993, the fourth generation to graduate from Lyndon High School on both sides of his family. After high school, Brandon attended the University of Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in May, 1997, and then attended the University of Kansas School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate in May, 2000. Brandon passed the Kansas bar exam and was admitted to both the Kansas state and federal bars in September, 2000.

While in law school, Brandon interned at the United States Attorney’s Office in Topeka, Kansas, and also at the Johnson County District Attorney’s Office in Olathe, Kansas, where he carried his own caseload and made daily court appearances including dockets, preliminary hearings, bench trials and even tried five jury trials as a law student.

After graduating from law school, Brandon accepted a position as an Assistant County Attorney in the Franklin County Attorney’s Office in Ottawa, Kansas. He worked in that office from May, 2000, through July, 2003, trying a variety of criminal cases including meth labs, domestic violence cases and an attempted murder case. In August, 2003, Brandon accepted a position as an Assistant District Attorney in the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office in Lawrence, Kansas. In that office, Brandon started out handling traffic and juvenile cases before being promoted to a division attorney where he handled a variety of criminal cases including several felony jury trials including aggravated robbery, involuntary manslaughter, and two first degree murder cases. While in Douglas County, he was also cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and tried cases in federal court in Kansas City, Kansas, including trying a federal jury trial resulting in a conviction and life sentence.

In April, 2007, Brandon was appointed Osage County Attorney by the Osage County Republican Central Committee to fill an unexpired term. Brandon was elected Osage County Attorney in November of 2008, and was re-elected in November of 2012. Brandon was also elected as the Anderson County Attorney in November of 2012, and now serves as County Attorney in both Osage and Anderson Counties.

Brandon has been a prosecutor for 13 years and has tried over 50 jury trials and countless bench trials, preliminary hearings, and other contested court hearings. He has argued cases to both the Kansas Court of Appeals and Kansas Supreme Court. He has successfully tried several high profile cases since coming to Osage County, including the James Kahler capital murder trial, the James Beeson child rape trial, and the Ramona Morgan felony fleeing trial, and prior to Osage County, he successfully tried the Jay Decker and Martin Miller first degree murder trials in Douglas County. Brandon is honored to be serving the county in which he and all of his family were raised.

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