?> Michael E. Cleary | Cleary Wagle & West | Wichita Criminal Law
Cleary Wagle & West
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Dedicated to the resolution
      of family and criminal law disputes
family criminal lawyer wichita

family criminal lawyer wichita
154 N. Emporia | Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 262-4481

Michael E. Cleary

Family Law & Criminal Defense Attorney

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Michael E. Cleary specializes in criminal and family law cases. Mike has over 25 years of experience in criminal defense and has served as a former prosecutor. He also has extensive appellate experience, appearing before both the Kansas Court of Appeals and the Kansas Supreme Court. Mike is passionate about helping you find a positive result to your case. For more information about our family lawyers, divorce attorneys, adoption lawyers and criminal defense attorneys, please contact Cleary Wagle & West for a consultation.


  • Practicing attorney for more than 30 years
  • Former member of Rumsey & Cleary and Miller & Cleary Law Offices
  • Twice elected County Attorney of Harvey County
  • City prosecutor for the City of Peabody
  • Former city prosecutor for the cities of Newton and Burns
  • Wide array of criminal defense work including homicide, drug charges and sex crimes
  • Lecturer for the Kansas Law Enforcement Academy

Professional Organizations

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Kansas Bar Association
  • Member, Sedgwick County Bar Association
  • Member, Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • Bachelor of Arts, Kansas State University, 1975
  • Juris Doctor, Washburn University, 1978
  • Masters of Business Administration, Wichita State University, 1988

Fields of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Misdemeanor and Felony Criminal Matters
  • DUI
  • Criminal Drug Offenses
  • Probation and Parole Violations
  • Divorce Paternity Actions
  • Child in Need of Care