Sheri McCracken

Adjunct Faculty
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Sheri McCracken is a career prosecutor at the state and federal level with 17 years of trial experience. She successfully tried ten felony jury trials as a third year law student while interning at the Miami and Johnson County District Attorney's offices and she has completed over two hundred jury trials. She is currently serving the Department of Justice as the District of Kansas Narcotics Chief, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Coordinator and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Lead Attorney. For the past 16 years, she has served as Trial Advocacy Adjunct.

Courses Taught:
  • Trial Advocacy

Education

J.D., Kansas, 1995; B.A., Baker University, 1993.

Admitted

Kansas, 1995

Career History

Trial Intern, Miami and Johnson County District Attorneys Office, 1993-95; Master Trial Attorney, Johnson County District Attorneys Office, Special Crimes Unit, 1995-2002; Assistant United States Attorney, District of Kansas, since 2002; In 2006 named Kansas Narcotics Chief, High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Coordinator and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Lead Attorney for the District of Kansas.

Member

Johnson County Bar Association

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