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Scott Gyllenborg

Adjunct Faculty
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Scott Gyllenborg is a criminal defense attorney who received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kansas. He joined the adjunct faculty in 2005. Gyllenborg is past president of the Johnson County Bar Association, and currently serves as chairman of the association’s membership committee and as editor of the BarLetter, the association’s membership publication. He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Kansas. Gyllenborg is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and was selected for inclusion in Kansas Super Lawyers in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011; no more than five percent of lawyers in the state were selected.

Courses Taught:
  • Trial Advocacy
Representative Publications


“Effective Assistance of Counsel to an Alien Criminal Defendant Under the Sixth Amendment After Padilla v. Kentucky,” 79 University of Missouri-Kansas City Law Review 925 (2011).


J.D., Kansas, 1988; B.A., Kansas 1979.


Kansas, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 1988; U.S. Supreme Court, 2005; Missouri, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2006

Career History

Assistant District Attorney, Johnson County District Attorney’s Office, 1989-1991; Associate, Watson, Ess, Marshall & Enggas, 1991-1996; Partner, Norton, Hubbard, Ruzicka & Kreamer, LLC, 1996-2000; Partner, Law Office of Scott C. Gyllenborg, 2000-04; Partner, Gyllenborg & Dunn, P.A., since 2004; Prosecuting Attorney, City of Mission Hills, Kansas, since 1996.


American Bar Association; Kansas Bar Association; Johnson County Bar Association; Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association; The Missouri Bar; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Earl E. O’Connor American Inn of Court; American Mensa.


Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 34 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,600+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., and 21 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 20th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 80 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • More than 600 employment interviews at law school, 2014-15
  • 92 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2014 – top 20 percent nationally
  • 23rd: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at nation’s largest law firms
  • #1 in Kansas and Missouri for July 2015 bar exam performance