Meet the Staff
It is the policy of this office, through responsible recruitment, to hire qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religious affiliation, or disability. Prosecutors are attorneys licensed to practice law in the state of Kansas and must have successfully graduated from an accredited law school and have passed the Kansas Bar Examination in addition to possessing credentials demonstrating proficiency and professionalism. The more than 50 attorneys comprising the staff of this office have more than 360 years of combined legal experience.
Deputy District Attorneys
Ann Swegle is a Deputy District Attorney and Chief Legal Counsel for the District Attorney. Ms. Swegle supervises the Adult Diversion Programs and the Records Division. Her duties include trial work, Kansas Open Records and Open Meeting Act enforcement and work with grand juries.
Ron Paschal is a Deputy District Attorney who supervises the Juvenile Division of the Office of the District Attorney. As the supervisor of the division, Mr. Paschal oversees the Offender/Child In Need of Care (CINC) programs in the office at 1900 E. Morris in Wichita. He also serves as Ethics Coordinator of the Office of the District Attorney. Mr. Paschal has been with the District Attorney’s Office since 1997.
Justin Edwards is the Deputy District Attorney in charge of the Trial Division. Mr. Edwards provides supervision to the criminal trial division and the units there, including charging.
Tom Weilert is a Chief Attorney who supervises the General Trial Division. He also handles the Initial Assessment Docket which is designed to move lower level cases through the judicial system more quickly by allowing defendants to take responsibility for their actions. The IAD procedure achieves closure for victims without undue delay. Mr. Weilert also coordinates training and continuing education for all prosecutors in the office.
Alice Osburn is a Chief Attorney who supervises the division that prosecutes crimes involving sex offenses and domestic violence.
Aaron Breitenbach is the Chief Attorney for the District Attorney’s Traffic Division and oversees the attorneys who work in the division with the goal of making sure you and other residents are in compliance with the traffic laws in Sedgwick County. The Traffic Division handles more than 25,000 traffic cases filed by the Office of the District Attorney each year.
Mark Jordan is the Chief Attorney for the Juvenile Division’s Child in Need of Care Unit. This unit’s primary responsibility is the protection of children through the filing of Child in Need of Care petitions in instances of alleged child abuse and neglect..
Randall Hubert is a Chief Attorney who manages daily docket assignments for 26 trial attorneys covering court dockets for 28 divisions of District Court, and coordinates with the Criminal Presiding Judge on all docket matters.
Robert Short is the Chief Attorney over the Economic Crimes Unit. He and his assistant district attorneys prosecute all manner of property crimes, including business and residential burglaries, organized retail theft, financial crimes, elder abuse and business fraud. On the civil side, Senior Assistant District Attorney Avery Elofsson is also the representative for the Consumer Protection Division which enforces the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. The KCPA protects you and other consumers from suppliers who commit deceptive and unconscionable practices.
Boyd Isherwood is the Chief Attorney in the Appellate Division of the District Attorney’s Office which handles all appeals to the Kansas Court of Appeals and the Kansas Supreme Court.
Trinity Muth is the Chief Attorney who supervises the division that prosecutes crimes involving gangs and violent offenses.
Donna Longsworth is the Chief Attorney over the Juvenile Offender Division. Ms. Longsworth reviews all juvenile offender cases and supervises the attorneys that prosecute all felonies and misdemeanors committed by juveniles as well as acts of truancy in Sedgwick County.
Margaret McIntire is the Chief of the Charging Unit. Prosecutors have the responsibility of determining what cases are charged within the criminal court system.