In all matters, our clients will receive attentive and honest advice
Areas of Practice
Much of my trial experience relates to trying civil litigation lawsuits. I have handled hundreds of automobile and truck accident cases, slip and fall, premises liability cases, and other negligence cases. Most cases settle and I know how to settle cases. When a case does not settle I am willing and prepared to try a case when that is in the best interest of the client.
I have handled Kansas Consumer Protection Act cases and find those cases to be challenging and interesting.
Local government law
I worked for a local governmental entity for 12 years. That experience qualifies me to handles matters relating to local government issues including property valuation (dealing with the County Appraiser), Board of Tax Appeals, zoning, local government environmental issues, Open Meetings and Records, voting issues, and other local government issues.
ASSISTING SMALL BUSINESSES
I have a skill set that includes considerable experience with employment related issues, including human resources. I am willing to assist small businesses in particular with employee related issues, contracting, collections, and other small business issues.
I am experienced in most aspects of family law to include divorce, child custody, child support, and parenting time. I am very interested in helping clients with protection from abuse or protection from stalking issues. I can assist with adoptions, name changes, grandparent rights, and other family law issues. Family law issues can be very emotional and I strive to provide the client compassionate but objective and realistic advice.
I have been involved in two cases of state wide significance and have assisted many water rights holders with water rights issues.
Assisting local government entities
I have a skill set that makes me uniquely qualified to assist townships, cities, and counties with a variety of legal and non legal matters.
I can advise clients regarding most aspects of discrimination law to include Title VII (age, race, sex, color and religion), employment discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and others.
General practice of law
In a community the size of Great Bend a lawyer ends up working with clients regarding many issues. I can assist a client with contracts, wills, living wills, medical powers of attorney, durable powers of attorney, deeds, and similar matters. I have considerable experience with employment and unemployment issues. I have an active felony and misdemeanor criminal law practice.