Shawnee County District Attorney

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Welcome to the District Attorney’s home page. In the upcoming weeks and months we intend to offer forms and information to help you to interact with this office and better understand how it is working to make this county a better place to work, live and raise a family.


Chad Taylor grew up on his family’s farm as the youngest of three boys. Chad attended Topeka Public Schools through 5th grade and graduated from Silver Lake High School. Chad was active in sports and debate competition while at Silver Lake.

Chad graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors in Accounting and Business Administration. He then attended Chicago-Kent College of Law where he received his law degree.

After graduating from law school, Chad worked in the Public Power Industry. In December of 2001, Chad opened his private practice in Topeka, Kansas. The Law Offices of Chadwick J. Taylor argued a broad range of cases in both federal and state courts.

Chad has served the City of Topeka as a Municipal Court Judge ProTem, and as an administrative hearing officer. Additionally, he serves the State of Kansas as an Administrative Hearing officers for State Worker’s Compensation Fraud and Abuse Unit. Chad has served as Chairman of the Shawnee County Civil Service Board and as a member of the Shawnee County Planning Commission.

Chad is a member of the Active 20/30 club, volunteering time for the betterment of children in Shawnee County. He is a member of the 25th Anniversary Class of Leadership Topeka.

His spare time and hobbies consist of riding motorcycles and working on the family farm.

Chad and his wife Karily share their Topeka home with two dogs, Farley and Reagan.

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Mailing and Street Address:

District Attorney's Office
200 SE 7th St. Room 214 · Topeka, KS 66603-3971
785.251.4330 (voice)
785.251.4909 (fax)

Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.; Mon. - Fri.

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