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Stevens & Brand, L.L.P. is a Law Firm in Lawrence, Kansas.

Stevens & Brand, L.L.P.

Attorneys At Law

Suite 500
U.S. Bank Tower
900 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Douglas County
P.O. Box 189
Lawrence, KS 66044-0189

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Stevens & Brand, L.L.P. is a Law Firm in Lawrence, Kansas

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Adoption • Agriculture • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Banking • Bankruptcy (Debtor and Creditor) • Business Litigation • Business Reorganization • Civil Litigation • Commercial Litigation • Construction Law • Corporate • Criminal Defense • Debtor and Creditors' Rights • Education Law • Elder Law and Medicaid • Employment • Environmental Law • Estate Planning (Wills & Trust) • Estate and Trust Administration • Family Law • Guardianship and Conservatorship • Landlord Tenant and Fair Housing • Municipal and Government • Natural Resources • Personal Injury Law • Probate and Trust Litigation • Product Liability • Real Estate • Taxation Law

Address

Suite 500
U.S. Bank Tower
900 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
P.O. Box 189, Lawrence, KS 66044
Douglas County

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Telephone: (785) 843-0811
Facsimile: 843-0341

Additional Locations

917 Southwest Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1609
Shawnee County
Telephone: (785) 408-8000
Facsimile: (785) 408-8003
Stevens & Brand, L.L.P.

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John T. Bullock, born Topeka, Kansas, 1966; admitted to bar, 1991, Kansas; 1993, Missouri; 1998, California. Preparatory education, Kansas State University (B.A., 1988); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1991). Honor Societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Blue Key (Senior); Order of the Coif. Recipient: Putnam Scholar; Rice Scholar. Associate Editor, Kansas Law Review. Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Earl E. O'Connor, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1991-93. Member: Douglas County, Kansas (Continuing Legal Education Committee; Continuing Legal Education Litigation Section Liaison) and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; State Bar of California; American Inns of Court (Chair, Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court, Mentorship Committee). E−Mail: John T. Bullock
Christopher F. Burger, born Chicago, Illinois (Dual Citizenship Switzerland), 1968; admitted to bar, 1993, Kansas; 1994, Missouri; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education: Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Pembroke Hill School, Kansas City, Missouri; Babson College, Boston, Massachusetts; University of Kansas (B.A., 1991); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1993). Assistant Attorney General, Civil Litigation Division, State of Kansas, 1996-2001. Adjunct Professor: Construction Law and Litigation, University of Kansas School of Law, 2005-. Board of Directors, Downtown Lawrence, Inc., 2005-10. Rotary International; Cub Scout Pack 3067, 2006-13; Boy Scout Troop 55, 2012-. New Directions Task Force, Lawrence Public Library Expansion; Board of Trustees, Lawrence Public Library, 2007-; Lawrence Public Library Foundation, 2008-. Lawrence Bicycle Advisory Committee, 2010-. Published: numerous articles and seminars. Member: Douglas County and Kansas (President, Construction Law Section, 2006-07) Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar. E−Mail: Christopher F. Burger
Peter K. Curran, born Leavenworth, Kansas, 1938; admitted to bar, 1966, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.S., 1960); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1966). Approved Civil Mediator, State of Kansas. Board of Editors, University of Kansas Law Review, 1965-66. Editorial Board, Kansas Bar Journal, 1974-93. President, Lawrence United Fund, 1972. Listed in, The Best Lawyers in America® (Real Estate, Education and Healthcare Law). Member: Douglas County (Secretary-Treasurer, 1968; President, 1973; Ethics Committee) and Kansas (Ethics and Grievance Committee) Bar Associations; Kansas Association of School Board Attorneys (Director, 1995-2000; President, 1999); Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys (Board of Directors, 1984-93; President, 1993); Douglas County Estate Planning Council (President). Fellow: Kansas Bar Foundation. E−Mail: Peter K. Curran
Emily A. Donaldson, born Kansas City, Missouri; admitted to bar, 2003, Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Missouri-Columbia (B.A., 1997); legal education, City University of New York School of Law (J.D., 2000); University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (LL.M., Coursework completed, 2003). Recipient: John Regan Elder Law Fellowship, City University of New York School of Law; Second Place, Estate Planning Prize (non-tax category), Estate Planning Society, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Leadership Lawrence, Class of 2006. Member: Topeka and Kansas (Professional Ethics Panel) Bar Associations; Women Attorneys Association of Topeka; Kansas Women Attorneys Association; American Inns of Court (Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court). E−Mail: Emily A. Donaldson
Bradley R. Finkeldei, born Wichita, Kansas, 1973; admitted to bar, 1999, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education, Kansas State University (B.S., Chemical Engineering/minor Economics, 1996); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1999). Order of the Coif. Note and Comments Editor, Kansas Law Review, 1998-99. Student Body Vice-President, Kansas State University, 1994-96. Recipient: Estate Planning Award, 1999; Tax Procedure Award, 1999. Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, 2006-12; Chair, 2010. Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce, 2012-. Chair Elect, 2013. Board of Directors, Ballard Community Services, 2000-; Chair, 2008-14. Board of Directors, Family Promise of Lawrence, 2010-; Chair, 2013-. Lawrence Jayhawk Rotary Club, 1999-; President, 2006; Assistant-Governor, 2007-10. Leadership Lawrence, 2002; Board of Directors, 2003-; Chair, 2007. Member: Douglas County and Kansas Bar Associations. E−Mail: Bradley R. Finkeldei
Webster L. Golden, born Iola, Kansas, 1944; admitted to bar, 1969, Virginia; 1970, District of Columbia; 1974, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. Tax Court. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.A., 1966); legal education, University of Virginia School of Law (LL.B., 1969). Order of the Coif. Note and Comments Editor, Virginia Law Review, 1968-69. Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Law, 1972-77. Lecturer in Law, Business Planning and Taxation, University of Kansas School of Law, 1977-2013. Listed in, The Best Lawyers in America®. Member: Douglas County, Kansas and American (Taxation Law Section) Bar Associations. Fellow: American Bar Foundation; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. E−Mail: Webster L. Golden
Patricia E. Hamilton, born Concordia, Kansas, 1960; admitted to bar, 1987, Kansas; 1997, Missouri; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, District of Kansas and Western District of Missouri. Preparatory education, Washburn University of Topeka (B.A., summa cum laude, 1983); legal education, Washburn University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1987). Law Clerk, Shawnee County District Court, Topeka, Kansas, 1986-87. Law Clerk to Hon. John T. Flannagan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, 1990-96. Local Rules Committee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, 1998-2004. Regional Representative, Kansas Women Attorneys Association (KWAA), Johnson County, Kansas, 2002-03. Chair, Program Committee, Kansas Women Attorneys Association Annual Conference, Lindsborg, Kansas, 2003. Member: Topeka, Kansas City Metropolitan (Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee, 1996-2004), Kansas (Vice-President, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section, 2003-04) and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Women Attorneys Association of Topeka; Kansas Women Attorneys Association, (Secretary, 2003-04; President-Elect, 2004-05; President, 2005-06; Chair, Women in Law Committee, 2009-); Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association (President, 1996-2003); Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council. E−Mail: Patricia E. Hamilton
Jeffrey L. Heiman, born Olathe, Kansas, 1977; admitted to bar, 2002, Kansas; also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.S., Business Administration, 1999); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2002). Staff, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 2001-02; Student Articles Editor, 2002. City Prosecutor, Eudora, Kansas, 2005-12. Member: Douglas County and Kansas Bar Associations; American Inns of Court (Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court). E−Mail: Jeffrey L. Heiman
Matthew H. Hoy, born Iowa City, Iowa, 1972; admitted to bar, 1998, Kansas; 1999, Missouri. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.S., 1994; M.B.A., 1997); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1997). Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence in Taxation, University of Kansas School of Law, 1996. Adjunct Professor, Business Planning Seminar, University of Kansas School of Law. Board of Directors, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Lawrence, Kansas; Chair, 2010. Board of Directors, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association. Listed in, The Best Lawyers in America®. Named in, Super Lawyers®, Kansas and Missouri. Donald H. Chisholm Planned Giving Council, The Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Author: "Annual Survey: Probate and Trust Law", Kansas Bar Association; "Advising the Elderly Client", Chapter 7 Planning for Real Property Including the Residence, Thomson West; "Powerful Powers Under the Kansas Power of Attorney Act", The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, Volume 74, No. 6; "Kansas Bar Association, Long Term Care Handbook", Ch. 1 Planning for Incapacity; "Kansas Bar Association, Real Estate Practice & Procedure Handbook", Ch. 5 & 11. Member: Kansas (Sections: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Corporation, Banking and Business Law) and American (Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section) Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Douglas County Estate Planning Council (President, 2002). E−Mail: Matthew H. Hoy
Evan H. Ice, born Newton, Kansas, 1963; admitted to bar, 1993, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.S.M.E., with distinction, 1986); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1993). Fraternity: Tau Beta Pi. Order of the Coif. Kansas Law Review, 1991-93; Editor-in-Chief, Criminal Procedure edition, 1992-93. Recipient, Estate Planning Award, Kansas Bankers Association, 1993. Board of Governors, University of Kansas School of Law Alumni. Listed in, The Best Lawyers in America®. Member: Douglas County, Kansas and American Bar Associations; Douglas County Estate Planning Council (Board member; Past President); County Counselors Association of Kansas (Board member; Past President). E−Mail: Evan H. Ice
Sherri E. Loveland, born Huntington Station, New York, 1954; admitted to bar, 1982, Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.G.S., 1979); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1982). Faculty, Continuing Legal Education, University of Kansas School of Law, 1990. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, 2009-; Best Lawyer of the Year, Practice of Family Law, 2012. Advisory Committee, Kansas Child Support Guidelines, 1989-. Indigent Defense Services Committee, Douglas County, Kansas, 1989-97. Kansas Admissions Review Committee, 2014-. Member: Douglas County (Vice-President, Young Lawyers Division, 1988-90; President, 1998; Chairperson, Ethics and Grievance Committee, 2009-) and Kansas (Ad Hoc Committee, Family Law Section, 1998) Bar Associations; American Inns of Court (Barrister, Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court; Membership Committee, 1993-96). E−Mail: Sherri E. Loveland
Leslie M. Miller, born Fort Dodge, Iowa; 1970; admitted to bar, 1997, Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Nebraska at Kearney (B.S., 1993); legal education, Washburn University School of Law (J.D., 1997). Fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta. Recipient, Topeka Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2001. Board of Directors, Head Start. Member: Douglas County and Kansas Bar Associations; Kansas Women Attorneys Association; American Inns of Court (Executive Committee, Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court). E−Mail: Leslie M. Miller
Wesley F. Smith, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1967; admitted to bar, 1998, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, District of Kansas, Western District of Missouri, District of Nebraska and District of Colorado. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1991); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1997). Staff, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 1996-97; Student Articles Editor, 1997. Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing, University of Kansas School of Law, 1996. City Prosecutor: Eskridge, Kansas, 1998-2008; Mayetta, Kansas, 1998-2008. Adjunct Professor, Secured Transactions, University of Kansas School of Law, 2002-11. Bench Bar Committee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, 2004-07. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, 2005-. Named in: Kansas and Missouri Super Lawyers®, 2009-. Nominating Commission, Seventh Judicial District, 2014-18. Member: Topeka (Membership Chairman, Young Lawyers Division, 1998-99; Vice-President, Young Lawyers Division, 2000-01; Nominating Committee, 2005), Douglas County and Kansas (President, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section, 2007-08; Chairperson, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2008-11; Outstanding Service Award, 2010) Bar Associations; Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council (President, 2002-03); American Bankruptcy Institute; Topeka Lawyers Club; American Inns of Court (Program Director, 2002-03; Sam A. Crow Inn of Court). E−Mail: Wesley F. Smith
Rebecca J. Wempe, born Topeka, Kansas; admitted to bar, 1995, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; U.S. Tax Court. Preparatory education, Washburn University (B.A., B.B.A., summa cum laude); legal education, Washburn University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1995). Technical Editor, Washburn Law Review. Certified Public Accountant, State of Kansas. Clerkships: Hon. Dale Saffels, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1995-97; Hon. Mary Beck Briscoe, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1997-98. Member: Douglas County and Kansas Bar Associations; Douglas County Estate Planning Council; Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Languages: French. E−Mail: Rebecca J. Wempe
Winton A. Winter, Jr., born Fort Knox, Kentucky, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.A., 1975); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1978). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Order of the Coif. Note and Comments Editor, Kansas Law Review, 1977-78. Kansas State Senate, 1982-92. Kansas Judicial Council. National Commission on Uniform State Laws, 1988-92. Counselor, Douglas County, Kansas, 1998-2001. Chair, Board of Directors, Kansas Center of Entrepreneurship, 2004. Member: Douglas County and Kansas (Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section) Bar Associations. Languages: Spanish. E−Mail: Winton A. Winter, Jr.
Molly M. Wood, born Knoxville, Tennessee, 1954; admitted to bar, 1991, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.A., English, with honors, 1976); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1991). Kansas Law Review, 1990-91. Visiting Professor, Elder Law Clinic, University of Kansas School of Law, 1995-2006. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Elder Law in Kansas, 2008-. Co-author, "Advising the Elderly Client", Thomson/Reuters, 2014. Member: Douglas County and Kansas (Continuing Legal Education Committee, KBA Handbook; Elder Law Section, Outstanding Service Award, 2002; 2010) Bar Associations; Kansas Board of Law Examiners (2013-18); National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (President, NAELA Kansas Chapter, 2006-07); Douglas County Estate Planning Council. E−Mail: Molly M. Wood
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Kristin L. Ballobin, born Belleville, Illinois, 1983; admitted to bar, 2010, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education, Kansas State University (B.S., Architectural Engineering; M.S., Architectural Engineering); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2010). Kansas Law Review. Member: Topeka and Kansas Bar Associations; Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council. E−Mail: Kristin L. Ballobin
Kana R. Roller, born Topeka, Kansas, 1982; admitted to bar, 2007, Kansas; 2008, Missouri; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, District of Kansas and Western District of Missouri. Preparatory education, Kansas State University; Washburn University (B.B.A., Business Administration, Finance/ Management, 2004); legal education, Washburn University School of Law (J.D., 2007). Named in: Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association; Super Lawyers® of Kansas; Super Lawyers® 'Rising Star' edition, Missouri. Member: Kansas Bar Association; The Missouri Bar. E−Mail: Kana R. Roller


STEVENS & BRAND, L.L.P.
Attorneys At Law
Telephone: (785) 843-0811
Facsimile: (785) 843-0341
Website: www.stevensbrand.com
Suite 500, U.S. Bank Tower
900 Massachusetts Street
P.O. Box 189 (Z.C. 66044-0189)
LAWRENCE, KANSAS 66044
Telephone: (785) 408-8000
Facsimile: (785) 408-8003
917 Southwest Topeka Boulevard
TOPEKA, KANSAS 66612-1609
Adoption • Agriculture • Alternative Dispute Resolution • Banking •
Bankruptcy (Debtor and Creditor) • Business Litigation • Business Reorganization •
Civil Litigation • Commercial Litigation • Construction Law • Corporate • Criminal Defense •
Debtor and Creditors' Rights • Education Law • Elder Law and Medicaid • Employment •
Environmental Law • Estate Planning (Wills & Trust) • Estate and Trust Administration •
Family Law • Guardianship and Conservatorship • Landlord Tenant and Fair Housing •
Municipal and Government • Natural Resources • Personal Injury Law •
Probate and Trust Litigation • Product Liability • Real Estate • Taxation Law

Richard B. Stevens (1899-1991)
John W. Brand (1907-1971)

John W. Brand, Jr. (Retired)
    Webster L. Golden, born Iola, Kansas, 1944; admitted to bar, 1969, Virginia; 1970, District of Columbia; 1974, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. Tax Court. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.A., 1966); legal education, University of Virginia School of Law (LL.B., 1969). Order of the Coif. Note and Comments Editor, Virginia Law Review, 1968-69. Associate Professor, University of Kansas School of Law, 1972-77. Lecturer in Law, Business Planning and Taxation, University of Kansas School of Law, 1977-2013. Listed in, The Best Lawyers in America®. Member: Douglas County, Kansas and American (Taxation Law Section) Bar Associations. Fellow: American Bar Foundation; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. E−Mail: Webster L. Golden
    Peter K. Curran, born Leavenworth, Kansas, 1938; admitted to bar, 1966, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.S., 1960); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1966). Approved Civil Mediator, State of Kansas. Board of Editors, University of Kansas Law Review, 1965-66. Editorial Board, Kansas Bar Journal, 1974-93. President, Lawrence United Fund, 1972. Listed in, The Best Lawyers in America® (Real Estate, Education and Healthcare Law). Member: Douglas County (Secretary-Treasurer, 1968; President, 1973; Ethics Committee) and Kansas (Ethics and Grievance Committee) Bar Associations; Kansas Association of School Board Attorneys (Director, 1995-2000; President, 1999); Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys (Board of Directors, 1984-93; President, 1993); Douglas County Estate Planning Council (President). Fellow: Kansas Bar Foundation. E−Mail: Peter K. Curran
    Winton A. Winter, Jr., born Fort Knox, Kentucky, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.A., 1975); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1978). Fraternity: Phi Delta Phi. Order of the Coif. Note and Comments Editor, Kansas Law Review, 1977-78. Kansas State Senate, 1982-92. Kansas Judicial Council. National Commission on Uniform State Laws, 1988-92. Counselor, Douglas County, Kansas, 1998-2001. Chair, Board of Directors, Kansas Center of Entrepreneurship, 2004. Member: Douglas County and Kansas (Corporation, Banking and Business Law Section) Bar Associations. Languages: Spanish. E−Mail: Winton A. Winter, Jr.
    Evan H. Ice, born Newton, Kansas, 1963; admitted to bar, 1993, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.S.M.E., with distinction, 1986); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1993). Fraternity: Tau Beta Pi. Order of the Coif. Kansas Law Review, 1991-93; Editor-in-Chief, Criminal Procedure edition, 1992-93. Recipient, Estate Planning Award, Kansas Bankers Association, 1993. Board of Governors, University of Kansas School of Law Alumni. Listed in, The Best Lawyers in America®. Member: Douglas County, Kansas and American Bar Associations; Douglas County Estate Planning Council (Board member; Past President); County Counselors Association of Kansas (Board member; Past President). E−Mail: Evan H. Ice
    Sherri E. Loveland, born Huntington Station, New York, 1954; admitted to bar, 1982, Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.G.S., 1979); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1982). Faculty, Continuing Legal Education, University of Kansas School of Law, 1990. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, 2009-; Best Lawyer of the Year, Practice of Family Law, 2012. Advisory Committee, Kansas Child Support Guidelines, 1989-. Indigent Defense Services Committee, Douglas County, Kansas, 1989-97. Kansas Admissions Review Committee, 2014-. Member: Douglas County (Vice-President, Young Lawyers Division, 1988-90; President, 1998; Chairperson, Ethics and Grievance Committee, 2009-) and Kansas (Ad Hoc Committee, Family Law Section, 1998) Bar Associations; American Inns of Court (Barrister, Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court; Membership Committee, 1993-96). E−Mail: Sherri E. Loveland
    Molly M. Wood, born Knoxville, Tennessee, 1954; admitted to bar, 1991, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.A., English, with honors, 1976); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1991). Kansas Law Review, 1990-91. Visiting Professor, Elder Law Clinic, University of Kansas School of Law, 1995-2006. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, Elder Law in Kansas, 2008-. Co-author, "Advising the Elderly Client", Thomson/Reuters, 2014. Member: Douglas County and Kansas (Continuing Legal Education Committee, KBA Handbook; Elder Law Section, Outstanding Service Award, 2002; 2010) Bar Associations; Kansas Board of Law Examiners (2013-18); National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (President, NAELA Kansas Chapter, 2006-07); Douglas County Estate Planning Council. E−Mail: Molly M. Wood
    Christopher F. Burger, born Chicago, Illinois (Dual Citizenship Switzerland), 1968; admitted to bar, 1993, Kansas; 1994, Missouri; also admitted to practice before U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education: Shady Side Academy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Pembroke Hill School, Kansas City, Missouri; Babson College, Boston, Massachusetts; University of Kansas (B.A., 1991); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1993). Assistant Attorney General, Civil Litigation Division, State of Kansas, 1996-2001. Adjunct Professor: Construction Law and Litigation, University of Kansas School of Law, 2005-. Board of Directors, Downtown Lawrence, Inc., 2005-10. Rotary International; Cub Scout Pack 3067, 2006-13; Boy Scout Troop 55, 2012-. New Directions Task Force, Lawrence Public Library Expansion; Board of Trustees, Lawrence Public Library, 2007-; Lawrence Public Library Foundation, 2008-. Lawrence Bicycle Advisory Committee, 2010-. Published: numerous articles and seminars. Member: Douglas County and Kansas (President, Construction Law Section, 2006-07) Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar. E−Mail: Christopher F. Burger
    Wesley F. Smith, born Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1967; admitted to bar, 1998, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, District of Kansas, Western District of Missouri, District of Nebraska and District of Colorado. Preparatory education, Oklahoma State University (B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1991); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1997). Staff, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 1996-97; Student Articles Editor, 1997. Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing, University of Kansas School of Law, 1996. City Prosecutor: Eskridge, Kansas, 1998-2008; Mayetta, Kansas, 1998-2008. Adjunct Professor, Secured Transactions, University of Kansas School of Law, 2002-11. Bench Bar Committee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, 2004-07. Listed in: The Best Lawyers in America®, 2005-. Named in: Kansas and Missouri Super Lawyers®, 2009-. Nominating Commission, Seventh Judicial District, 2014-18. Member: Topeka (Membership Chairman, Young Lawyers Division, 1998-99; Vice-President, Young Lawyers Division, 2000-01; Nominating Committee, 2005), Douglas County and Kansas (President, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section, 2007-08; Chairperson, Continuing Legal Education Committee, 2008-11; Outstanding Service Award, 2010) Bar Associations; Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council (President, 2002-03); American Bankruptcy Institute; Topeka Lawyers Club; American Inns of Court (Program Director, 2002-03; Sam A. Crow Inn of Court). E−Mail: Wesley F. Smith
    Bradley R. Finkeldei, born Wichita, Kansas, 1973; admitted to bar, 1999, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education, Kansas State University (B.S., Chemical Engineering/minor Economics, 1996); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1999). Order of the Coif. Note and Comments Editor, Kansas Law Review, 1998-99. Student Body Vice-President, Kansas State University, 1994-96. Recipient: Estate Planning Award, 1999; Tax Procedure Award, 1999. Lawrence-Douglas County Planning Commission, 2006-12; Chair, 2010. Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce, 2012-. Chair Elect, 2013. Board of Directors, Ballard Community Services, 2000-; Chair, 2008-14. Board of Directors, Family Promise of Lawrence, 2010-; Chair, 2013-. Lawrence Jayhawk Rotary Club, 1999-; President, 2006; Assistant-Governor, 2007-10. Leadership Lawrence, 2002; Board of Directors, 2003-; Chair, 2007. Member: Douglas County and Kansas Bar Associations. E−Mail: Bradley R. Finkeldei
    Matthew H. Hoy, born Iowa City, Iowa, 1972; admitted to bar, 1998, Kansas; 1999, Missouri. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.S., 1994; M.B.A., 1997); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1997). Recipient, CALI Award for Excellence in Taxation, University of Kansas School of Law, 1996. Adjunct Professor, Business Planning Seminar, University of Kansas School of Law. Board of Directors, Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, Lawrence, Kansas; Chair, 2010. Board of Directors, Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association. Listed in, The Best Lawyers in America®. Named in, Super Lawyers®, Kansas and Missouri. Donald H. Chisholm Planned Giving Council, The Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri. Author: "Annual Survey: Probate and Trust Law", Kansas Bar Association; "Advising the Elderly Client", Chapter 7 Planning for Real Property Including the Residence, Thomson West; "Powerful Powers Under the Kansas Power of Attorney Act", The Journal of the Kansas Bar Association, Volume 74, No. 6; "Kansas Bar Association, Long Term Care Handbook", Ch. 1 Planning for Incapacity; "Kansas Bar Association, Real Estate Practice & Procedure Handbook", Ch. 5 & 11. Member: Kansas (Sections: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Corporation, Banking and Business Law) and American (Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section) Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Douglas County Estate Planning Council (President, 2002). E−Mail: Matthew H. Hoy
    Leslie M. Miller, born Fort Dodge, Iowa; 1970; admitted to bar, 1997, Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Nebraska at Kearney (B.S., 1993); legal education, Washburn University School of Law (J.D., 1997). Fraternity: Phi Alpha Delta. Recipient, Topeka Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2001. Board of Directors, Head Start. Member: Douglas County and Kansas Bar Associations; Kansas Women Attorneys Association; American Inns of Court (Executive Committee, Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court). E−Mail: Leslie M. Miller
    Emily A. Donaldson, born Kansas City, Missouri; admitted to bar, 2003, Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Missouri-Columbia (B.A., 1997); legal education, City University of New York School of Law (J.D., 2000); University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law (LL.M., Coursework completed, 2003). Recipient: John Regan Elder Law Fellowship, City University of New York School of Law; Second Place, Estate Planning Prize (non-tax category), Estate Planning Society, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Leadership Lawrence, Class of 2006. Member: Topeka and Kansas (Professional Ethics Panel) Bar Associations; Women Attorneys Association of Topeka; Kansas Women Attorneys Association; American Inns of Court (Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court). E−Mail: Emily A. Donaldson
    Rebecca J. Wempe, born Topeka, Kansas; admitted to bar, 1995, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; U.S. Tax Court. Preparatory education, Washburn University (B.A., B.B.A., summa cum laude); legal education, Washburn University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1995). Technical Editor, Washburn Law Review. Certified Public Accountant, State of Kansas. Clerkships: Hon. Dale Saffels, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1995-97; Hon. Mary Beck Briscoe, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1997-98. Member: Douglas County and Kansas Bar Associations; Douglas County Estate Planning Council; Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Languages: French. E−Mail: Rebecca J. Wempe
    Patricia E. Hamilton, born Concordia, Kansas, 1960; admitted to bar, 1987, Kansas; 1997, Missouri; also admitted to practice before U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Courts, District of Kansas and Western District of Missouri. Preparatory education, Washburn University of Topeka (B.A., summa cum laude, 1983); legal education, Washburn University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1987). Law Clerk, Shawnee County District Court, Topeka, Kansas, 1986-87. Law Clerk to Hon. John T. Flannagan, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, 1990-96. Local Rules Committee, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas, 1998-2004. Regional Representative, Kansas Women Attorneys Association (KWAA), Johnson County, Kansas, 2002-03. Chair, Program Committee, Kansas Women Attorneys Association Annual Conference, Lindsborg, Kansas, 2003. Member: Topeka, Kansas City Metropolitan (Bankruptcy and Insolvency Committee, 1996-2004), Kansas (Vice-President, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section, 2003-04) and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; Women Attorneys Association of Topeka; Kansas Women Attorneys Association, (Secretary, 2003-04; President-Elect, 2004-05; President, 2005-06; Chair, Women in Law Committee, 2009-); Kansas City Bankruptcy Bar Association (President, 1996-2003); Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council. E−Mail: Patricia E. Hamilton
    John T. Bullock, born Topeka, Kansas, 1966; admitted to bar, 1991, Kansas; 1993, Missouri; 1998, California. Preparatory education, Kansas State University (B.A., 1988); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 1991). Honor Societies: Phi Beta Kappa; Blue Key (Senior); Order of the Coif. Recipient: Putnam Scholar; Rice Scholar. Associate Editor, Kansas Law Review. Judicial Law Clerk to Hon. Earl E. O'Connor, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 1991-93. Member: Douglas County, Kansas (Continuing Legal Education Committee; Continuing Legal Education Litigation Section Liaison) and American Bar Associations; The Missouri Bar; State Bar of California; American Inns of Court (Chair, Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court, Mentorship Committee). E−Mail: John T. Bullock
    Jeffrey L. Heiman, born Olathe, Kansas, 1977; admitted to bar, 2002, Kansas; also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.S., Business Administration, 1999); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2002). Staff, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, 2001-02; Student Articles Editor, 2002. City Prosecutor, Eudora, Kansas, 2005-12. Member: Douglas County and Kansas Bar Associations; American Inns of Court (Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court). E−Mail: Jeffrey L. Heiman
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    Kristin L. Ballobin, born Belleville, Illinois, 1983; admitted to bar, 2010, Kansas; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, District of Kansas. Preparatory education, Kansas State University (B.S., Architectural Engineering; M.S., Architectural Engineering); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J.D., 2010). Kansas Law Review. Member: Topeka and Kansas Bar Associations; Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council. E−Mail: Kristin L. Ballobin
    Kana R. Roller, born Topeka, Kansas, 1982; admitted to bar, 2007, Kansas; 2008, Missouri; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Courts, District of Kansas and Western District of Missouri. Preparatory education, Kansas State University; Washburn University (B.B.A., Business Administration, Finance/ Management, 2004); legal education, Washburn University School of Law (J.D., 2007). Named in: Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers Association; Super Lawyers® of Kansas; Super Lawyers® 'Rising Star' edition, Missouri. Member: Kansas Bar Association; The Missouri Bar. E−Mail: Kana R. Roller

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