Girard Courthouse (Main Office) Judicial Center
111 East Forest, Suite A 602 North Locust
Girard, KS 66743 Pittsburg, KS 66762 Hours: Mon - Fri: 8AM - 5PM
(620) 724-6780 (620) 231-1064 Closed during the noon hour
(620) 724-6790 ~ Fax (620) 232-1647 ~ Fax
Michael Gayoso, Jr. ~ Crawford County Attorney
Originally, sworn into office on January 12, 2009 by the Hon. Judge David F. Brewster, Gayoso brings 10 years of criminal law experience to the office of the County Attorney. He was re-elected, in a contested race, in November 2012 to a second term in office and was sworn in on January 14, 2013. Gayoso has argued before the Kansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeals and in 1999 was selected as a member to the National Order of Barristers for his strong courtroom advocacy skills.
He earned his law degree from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio.
He is a member of the Kansas Bar Association (KBA), was President of the KBA Criminal Law Section, member of the Crawford County Bar Association (Past President), the Kansas County and District Attorneys Association, the National District Attorneys Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
Gayoso is married to Candace Gayoso and they have three children. They live in Frontenac and are members of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.
Reina J. Probert ~ Deputy County Attorney
Probert is responsible for the felony Pittsburg docket. She handles a wide array of cases including drugs, person and nonperson felonies and sex crimes. She has been practing law for over 18 years and graduated from Washburn School of Law in Topeka, Kansas.
Randel L. Messner ~ Assistant County Attorney
Messner is responsible for the juvenile docket and Girard cases. He handles person and non person felonies. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law, began practicing in 1984, both as a private practitioner and a staff attorney for the State of Kansas Department of Children and Families. He is also active with Boy Scouts of America and the SE Kansas Recycling Center.
Christina K. Lucas ~ Office Manager
Lucas has been working at the County Attorney's Office since May of 2009. She began as the victim/witness coordinator. She supervises all staff and handles all day to day operations including the annual budget of over $450,000. She previously worked at DCCCA Foster Care Program and Crawford County Mental Health.
Teresa E. Gladson ~ Office Supervisor
Gladson brings over 20 years of legal administration skills to the office. She primarily handles the discovery and correspondence with opposing counsel and pro se defendants. She earned her paralegal degree from Pittsburg State University.
Karen Krumsick Gorentz ~ Witness/Victim Coordinator
For the first time since its inception, the Crawford County Attorney's Office has a full time position dedicated to serving victim of crimes and witnesses. Karen is responsible for victim notification, helps determine restitution amount and assists in locating services for victims utilizing community resources. She also serves as a contact for law enforcement. Prior to joining the County Attorney's Office she worked at the Crawford County Clerk's Office.
Abby Lehman ~ Juvenile Clerk
Abby works on all matters pertaining to the juvenile and care and treatment cases. She works on all truancy, juvenile offender, and child in need of care cases. She graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing & Family & Consumer Sciences.
Evelyn M. Crawford ~ Pittsburg Clerk
Crawford works in the Pittsburg office handling all matters pertaining to worthless checks and traffic cases. She has worked for the County Attorney's Office since June 2005.
Copyright © 2012 - Crawford County Attorney Michael Gayoso, Jr.