Shawnee County District Attorney

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About the District Attorney

Michael F. Kagay

District Attorney for the Third Judicial District of Kansas


Mike Kagay took office as the District Attorney on January 9th, 2017. Prior to being elected District Attorney, he first served in the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office as an Assistant District Attorney in the Family Law Division where he prosecuted juvenile offenders and protected children in need of care. After being promoted and reassigned to the Adult Felony Division, Mike prosecuted a wide range of cases, including; homicide, sex offenses, child exploitation and abuse, drug distribution, property offenses, domestic violence, and many other violent crimes. Mike was then promoted to Senior Assistant District Attorney and also served as a Special Assistant Attorney General. Kagay is a member of various law enforcement focused boards and organizations.

Mike completed his undergraduate studies in English from Washburn University in 2005, and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Washburn University School of Law. Mike entered law school with the goal of becoming a prosecutor in Shawnee County, and was quickly able to realize that dream. Mike is grateful for the opportunity to pursue his passion of protecting the innocent, seeking justice, and being a voice for victims.

Mike is committed to running an efficient office focused on protecting the citizens and families in our community. Mike lives in Topeka with his wife Hannah and their four children. The Kagay family is proud to call Shawnee County home.

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