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Ellis County Courthouse
1204 Fort Street, Hays, KS 67601
Ph: (785) 628-9410
Thomas J. Drees
Ellis County Attorney

3000 NEW Way Drive
Hays, KS  67601

Ph: (785) 628-9405
Fx: (785) 628-9409

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 noon
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Ellis County Attorney's Office has recently moved due to the Courthouse remodeling project. Please visit us at our temporary address located at:

                  3000 NEW Way Drive
                      Hays, KS 67601

Please direct any documents, payments, or other mailings to this address. We anticipate remaining in that building for one year. Thank You.

The Ellis County Attorney’s Office is primarily responsible for felony prosecution, misdemeanor prosecution, and domestic battery prosecution. The office is also responsible for handling the following cases:

  • Alcohol / drug care and treatment cases
  • Child in need of care cases
  • County traffic violations
  • Juvenile offender cases
  • Mental illness

  • Thomas J. Drees, Ellis County Attorney (1997 – present)
  • Brenda L. Basgall, Assistant Ellis County Attorney
  • Charlene Brubaker, Assistant Ellis County Attorney
  • Crystalyn M. Oswald, Assistant Ellis County Attorney
  • Christopher Lyon, Assistant Ellis County Attorney