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Ronald E. Wurtz

Ronald E. Wurtz, American lawyer. Bar: Kansas 1973, United States District Court Kansas 1973, United States Court Military Appeals 1974. Recipient Alex Fromme award Board Indigents Defense Services, 1987, Distinguished Achievement award International Academy Trial Lawyers, 1973.

Background

  • Wurtz, Ronald E. was born on February 25, 1948 in Concordia, Kansas, United States. Son of Cleo Louis and Marcine Alene (Morsch) Wurtz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Washburn University, 1970. Juris Doctor, Washburn University, 1973.

    Career

    • Assistant district attorney Shawnee County, Topeka, 1977-1979, chief public defender, 1979-1994. Staff judge advocate 190 ARG Kansas Air National Guard, Topkea, 1979-1984, staff judge advocate headquarters, 1979-1997. Chief attorney Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Kansas 1973, United States District Court Kansas 1973, United States Court Military Appeals 1974.

    Works

    • Author, editor: (book) Criminal Defense Manual, 1987. Author: (book chapter) Criminal Law Manual, 1997.

    Membership

    Captain United States Air Force, 1973-1979. Fellow American College Trial Lawyers. Member National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Kansas Bar Association, Kansas Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (board directors 1989-1997, president 1991).

    Connections

    • Married Alice J. Hunninghake, July 3, 1971. Children: Nicholas R., Amy E.
    • father: Cleo Louis Wurtz
    • mother: Marcine Alene (Morsch) Wurtz
    • spouse: Alice J. Hunninghake
    • children: Nicholas R. Wurtz
    • Amy E. Wurtz
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    Born February 25, 1948
    (age 69)
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