Responsive | Aggressive | Trial Tested
At Bath & Edmonds, we understand that our clients come to us for help during what is often the worst time in their lives. Many of our clients have never been in any kind of criminal legal trouble before. They don’t know how “the system” works. They are scared and looking for someone they trust to be on their side.
Bath & Edmonds, P.A. was founded with the idea of developing a team of smart, hard-working lawyers who share a commitment to fight for the rights of those accused by the government of committing crimes. We understand that the government’s resources are vast and that our clients need someone to help them level the playing field to ensure that their rights to fairness and due process are scrupulously honored.
We are leaders in criminal defense. We are award-winning and experienced criminal defense litigators who are often asked to train, teach, and consult with other attorneys on litigation techniques and strategies. We do this because we want to ensure that everyone accused by the government can fight back and mount their best defense.
It is commonplace for the attorneys at Bath & Edmonds to get involved with a case while it is still in the investigation or pre-charging stage. We are often able to present the police or charging authorities with sufficient information to avoid charges. For a client who is sure of his or her innocence but worries about a long, sometimes very public prosecution, the ability to avoid charges altogether is life changing.
For those clients who come to Bath & Edmonds after charging, our attorneys listen to the facts and work tirelessly to achieve the best solution possible. If that cannot be achieved short of trial, we go to trial. Not all lawyers can say that. Because we’ve been to trial, we are prepared for the many things that can happen in a trial. We know the procedure. We are prepared for the increasing presence of “CSI” evidence in trials. We know the science. And we file motions and make argument to make sure the trial is fair. We know the law. We put all of this to work to give our clients the best possible chance at success. We handle everything from speeding tickets to death penalty cases to complex white-collar and RICO cases to homicide and sexual assault cases and we appeal if necessary to protect our clients’ rights.
We have served as counsel in Federal cases in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, and the District of Columbia. We have represented State-court clients in every corner of Kansas as well as in Missouri, Colorado, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, Texas, and Hawaii.
“[Tom Bath] is excellent and one of the top criminal defense lawyers—he is well grounded in criminal law and does an outstanding job for his clients.”
“I was so embarrassed to have to call a lawyer to represent me for criminal charges. I was referred to Tricia Bath and I am so thankful. She explained the process and that I was not alone in what I had done and that my one wrong decision did not make me a bad person. She also helped me understand that I was not going to lose my job because of this. Tricia was very professional but also felt like the friend I needed to help me through this.”
What We Do
We fight to protect the rights of accused citizens. We help clients and their families navigate the system from investigation through resolution. We handle everything from speeding tickets to death penalty cases to complex white-collar and RICO cases to homicide and sexual assault cases. We learn the facts of your case. We know the law of your case and, when needed, the science of your case. We understand that we need to put in the hard work it takes to defend against the resources of the government and that’s what we do.
Where We Serve
We practice in adult and juvenile courts throughout Kansas and Missouri and have represented State-court clients in seven other states. We have served as counsel in Federal cases in Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, and the District of Columbia.