Boswell, Aaron C.

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Aaron Boswell is a litigation attorney in Wichita, Kansas. A Wichita native, Aaron approaches his clients with a welcoming demeanor. He has a genuine interest in getting to know his clients and understanding their position. With the client’s goal in mind, he thoroughly researches to get to the root of the dilemma.

His negotiation and communication skills often help him resolve disputes outside of the courtroom. When an agreement isn’t possible, Aaron advocates for his client’s best interests. His ultimate goal is for every client who enlists his help to know he did the very best he could for them regardless of the outcome.

Aaron believes a well-rounded life is a life well-lived. He is a man of many interests: gigging with friends on his guitar and drums, getting lost in a podcast, binge watching the latest Netflix series. His family centers him and the outdoors renews him. It’s not uncommon to spot Aaron taking in the scenery on one of the many bike paths around Wichita. Or perched on the back porch, reading an autobiography, entrenched in the author’s life, trials and tribulations.

Austerman, Gary M.

Gary Austerman: Klenda Austerman Attorney

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  • P: 316-267-0331
  • F: 316-267-0333
  • Address:
    1600 Epic Center
    301 N Main
    Wichita, KS 67202-4816

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Gary Austerman is an experienced litigation lawyer who has worked primarily in the areas of medical and business disputes. Over the course of his career, Gary has successfully resolved disputes for businesses and individuals on a wide array of matters.

Gary’s counsel is sought after by individuals seeking compensation for personal injuries resulting from automobile accidents and slip and fall matters; and for representation of individuals and estates in the pursuit of wrongful death claims. Clients value Austerman for his willingness to listen, understand their business or personal concerns, and work toward a viable resolution in a timely, cost-effective manner.

As a trusted advisor to automobile dealership owners and oil and gas executives, Gary successfully resolves contract disputes, non-compete matters, disputes between business owners, insurance disputes and other commercial litigation manners. He counsels physicians and medical service providers on business and contract matters, and defends these clients against malpractice lawsuits.

Approachable and unpretentious, Austerman believes in giving each client the level of attention and effort he would expect if he were on the other side of the table. Gary rally’s for his clients as boisterously as he does his Shockers and Jayhawks when they are playing in the NCAA tournament or the KSU Wildcat football team when they score off a fumble. There is never a dull moment in the Austerman household. He and his wife Shirley dote on their kids and grandkids, who are always delighted by granddad’s shenanigans.

Selected Client Work:
Litigation
Participated in a four month jury trial in Federal court which was the longest jury trial in Kansas up to that date with a favorable outcome.

Deposed Pepsico CEO for two days, contributing to a successful outcome for client after six-week trial in a related case.

Obtained defense verdict for a physician in a multiple party case in which a million+ dollar offer was rejected.

Health Care
Advised on the formation of the Kansas Spine Hospital.

Baumberger, Michael L.

Michael L. Baumberger: Klenda Austerman Attorney

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  • P: 316-267-0331
  • F: 316-267-0333
  • Address:
    1600 Epic Center
    301 N Main
    Wichita, KS 67202-4816

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Michael Baumberger is a member in the Wichita office at Klenda Austerman Law Firm where he represents individuals and corporations in a broad range of civil cases. His experience ranges from the prosecution of commercial disputes to the defense of employment discrimination claims.

Corporations seek Mike’s legal counsel in the areas of contract disputes, employee disputes, aviation litigation, and mechanic’s lien filings. Insurance companies often seek Mike’s assistance in defending civil rights claims, insurance coverage litigation, medical malpractice claims, and automobile accident claims. Mike’s broad range of experience is also sought out by individuals who seek representation in the areas of commercial disputes, employment discrimination claims and automobile accidents.

One day Mike hopes to have enough time to restore the classic Chevrolets he’s collecting, or take a trip to Pebble Beach for the Pebble Beach Concours d ‘Elegance.

Michael Baumberger Selected Representative Cases:
Jones v. Culver, 50 Kan. App. 2d 386 (Kan. App. 2014) – Successfully defended ex-wife’s beneficiary claim to 401K proceeds.

Bruner-McMahon v. Jameson, et al, 566 Fed. Appx. 628 (10th Cir. 2014) – Successfully defended jail clinic services contractor and its employees from a $55 million dollar civil rights claims and medical malpractice claims.

Richard v. Board of Country Comr’s of Sedgwick County, et al, 2014 WL 631289 (D. Kan. 2014) – Successfully defended jail clinic contractor and employees from civil rights and medical malpractice claims seeking $4.5 million.

Long v. St. Paul Fire and Marine Ins., 589 F.3d 1075 (10th Cir. 2009) – Successfully defended insurance companies denial of uninsured motorist coverage sought by passengers in the insured’s vehicle.

Carey v. City of Canton, Kansas, 2007 WL 542432 (D. Kan 2007) – Successfully defended City from civil rights claims relating to various prosecutions City initiated against the plaintiff.

OShea v. Welch, 350 F. 3d 1101 (10th Cir. 2003) – Successfully appealed injured motorist’s claim against other driver’s employer.

Nguyen v. Allstate Ins. Co., 2003 WL 24192587 – Successfully prosecuted uninsured motorist claim.

Brenwald, Michelle L.

Brenwald Michelle: Klenda Austerman Attorney

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  • P: 316-267-0331
  • F: 316-267-0333
  • Address:
    1600 Epic Center
    301 N Main
    Wichita, KS 67202-4816

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Michelle Brenwald is a Wichita attorney and member at Klenda Austerman LLC. Her representation of clients is diverse. Michelle works on both plaintiff and defendant litigation, focusing on all types of dispute resolution including negotiations, mediations and the filing and defending of lawsuits. She manages both business clientele and individuals, representing them in everything from large complex commercial lawsuits to smaller employment, contractual and tort based disputes. Michelle focuses on offering cost-effective service, combined with aggressive litigation, to provide her clients the resolutions they seek. Her curiosity helps her approach each case in an investigative matter – investigating and evaluating, then re-investigating and re-evaluating until a final resolution has been made.

Michelle represents plaintiffs and defendants seeking a personal injury lawyer due to injuries sustained from the negligence of others. She helps clients process what can be an insurance nightmare after being involved in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. She provides case evaluations of liability and damages, thoroughly reviewing the injuries and losses, liability, and financial availability of a defendant, and prepares cases for jury trial if the defendant refuses to offer a fair settlement.

Individuals and businesses, from oil and gas to construction to small retailers, turn to Michelle for her dogged work ethic and steadfast personality. Her employment law practice focuses on litigation and arbitration matters involving a variety of claims, including claims concerning age, sex, race, national origin, disability, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, breach of contract, defamation, non-compete agreements, and other employment law matters. She regularly represents employers in negotiations and proceedings with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Kansas Human Rights Commission.

Michelle’s vast experience with wrongful termination suits has made her a go-to source for preventative employment law. She frequently prepares employee handbooks, employment agreements and employment-related policies; and counsels employers on various issues concerning hiring, disciplining and terminating employees.

Over the years, Michelle has acquired an in-depth appreciation of issues arising in construction-related disputes. She assists general contractors, subcontractors and other professionals in filing mechanic’s liens and breach of contract suits to ensure payment for services rendered under their contracts.

Michelle spends her time out of the office balancing the life of a working mother of two with an often intense marathon training schedule. She and her husband Robin travel around the United States supporting their kids’ love of soccer, cross country and dance. Their family lives by the chant, “we’re strong, we’re smart, we finish what we start.”

In addition to giving sound legal advice, she is our resident expert on Walt Disney World, Orlando. She can tell you what restaurant is a must-visit (The Land), what time is best to ride Toy Story Mania (get a fast pass or go as soon as the park opens), who has the best fireworks show (Epcot Center) and where is the best place spot the princesses (Akershus Royal Banquet Hall).

Eads, Scott A.

Scott Eads, an attorney and member at Klenda Austerman in Wichita, is a veteran business lawyer with a broad base of experience. He’s represented small and large companies in a wide variety of business matters. Eads believes that, for him, each day builds on itself with a concentrated focus on career, and giving his clients the best service.

Scott specializes in transactional law, with a niche in business debt financing, aircraft finance, business entity formation, acquisitions and joint ventures. Scott has worked on numerous highly complex transactions affecting a wide variety of business interests including the aviation industry and healthcare industry.

With familiarity of the qualities venture capital sources seek in the companies in which they invest, Scott educates his emerging company clients. Eads works alongside entrepreneurs to position their companies for success in capital formation efforts. He assists clients in establishing processes to encourage innovation and growth and attract the finance venture capital necessary to leverage their distinctive qualities.

Scott is a relentless advocate for his clients. A little like the title character in his favorite movie, Cool Hand Luke, he has a gutsy will and unbreakable spirit that drives him physically conquer two IRONMAN competitions, numerous triathlons and marathons. He and his wife Darcy have three children.

Flores, Alex P.

Alex Flores: Klenda Austerman Attorney

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  • P: 316-267-0331
  • F: 316-267-0333
  • Address:
    1600 Epic Center
    301 N Main
    Wichita, KS 67202-4816

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Wichita native, Alex Flores, is an experienced civil litigation and family practice lawyer. Alex is devoted to understanding his clients’ needs and helping them achieve their goals. Every situation is unique, which is why Alex is committed to tailoring his approach to fit his client’s personality and expectations.

He understands which questions to ask and listens intently to formulate a strategy and tailor a plan to secure the best results possible. When handling family law issues, such as divorce, custody matters such as child support and visitation, and parental rights, it is important to remember that as the case progresses, plans and goals may change. Alex devotes time to adjusting his approach at every point of the process.

Alex approaches his civil litigation in much the same manner, adopting his client’s position to be the best advocate on his client’s behalf. Clients needing an attorney for non-criminal matters such as discrimination, debt settlement or personal injury due to negligence often seek Alex’s counsel. He truly cares about the results he gets, approaching his client’s concerns as if they are his own.

Alex perpetually seeks knowledge, keeping several good books close by. Giving back to the community is a priority for Alex, and spending time coaching kids is a passion. Running and playing softball keeps him sane.

Gilliam, John B.

John Gilliam: Klenda Austerman Attorney

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  • P: 316-267-0331
  • F: 316-267-0333
  • Address:
    1600 Epic Center
    301 N Main
    Wichita, KS 67202-4816

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John Gilliam is an attorney and member with Klenda Austerman Law Firm in Wichita. The first 20 years of his law practice were dedicated to litigating high profile domestic law case involving individuals, estates and family businesses in excess of $1m gave him valuable insight on business operations. Gilliam used that experience to transition his practice to business.

Years spent dissolving businesses in litigation gives John a unique perspective in business entity formation. Clients who rely on John to represent them, whether they are small business owners, medical practices, public companies or family partnerships, value his broad experience in business operations, his practical approach to negotiations, his knowledge of complex business disputes and, most of all, his commitment to understanding and focusing on the client’s goals.

John starts by listening to his clients about how litigation relates to the overall goals of the business. He takes a holistic approach, considering the long-term impact to his clients’ business. As a business lawyer, Gilliam works with clients to ensure that a business is set up in a manner that benefits it throughout its existence. John counsels public and private businesses on their corporate, partnership and other limited liability structure. He provides businesses with advice on day-to-day operating and transaction strategies, and negotiates public private partnerships (P3), service agreements and other transactions.

Like the title of his favorite book, John was “Born to Run”, completing marathons in NYC, Las Vegas and Wichita. John has competed in runs throughout the United States, enjoying the varied landscape with his running buddies. Evenings spent with his wife Cheryl, his three growth daughters and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon rank among John’s favorite. If they are travelling, eating at the latest Michelin-star restaurant, picking grapes in wine country or exploring another country, it’s even more cherished.

Good, Aaron J.

Aaron Good: Klenda Austerman Attorney

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  • P: 316-267-0331
  • F: 316-267-0333
  • Address:
    1600 Epic Center
    301 N Main
    Wichita, KS 67202-4816

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Aaron Good, litigation attorney at Klenda Austerman, is a sought-after source for personal injury and employment matters. A broad base of knowledge representing business and individuals, plaintiffs and defendants, gives him an edge when representing his clients. Aaron listens first, focusing on his client’s story and desired outcome before assessing attainability of legal action. His frank demeanor ensures clients have realistic direction before litigation begins.

Aaron represents corporate clients and insurers in a wide array of litigation matters. He’s a skilled litigator for individual victims who’ve suffered serious injuries because of the negligence of others, including distracted, careless or reckless driving; negligence by a health care professional or provider; personal injuries caused by defective products and machinery; and workplace negligence. Good has successfully resolved numerous wrongful death, insurance bad faith, medical malpractice and products liability cases.

He provides effective and efficient legal representation to construction related entities, owners, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers involved in lien and breach of contract disputes. When disputes cannot be resolved by negotiation, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution measures, Aaron advocates for his clients in the courtroom. His goal is to ensure proper payment to his clients for services rendered under contracts.

Each employment law matter is unique. Good’s natural curiosity for uncovering the entire story, helps him counsel clients on all areas of employer/employee relationships. Aaron represents individuals with workplace discrimination concerns due to race, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or pregnancy.
Aaron also works with employers to understand the legal claims of an EEOC or KHRC investigation, gather data, and defend the company during investigation, mediation or lawsuit.

“Do a good job, and your client will tell five people. Do a bad job, and they’ll tell a hundred.” Aaron understands that his failures will resonate louder than his victories. His hunger for justice and dedication to his client’s successes keeps him doing “a good job” regardless of the hurdles in his path.

When he isn’t in the office, he’s sharing his love of baseball by coaching disadvantaged youth in the inner-city League 42. Aaron constantly has a DIY home project going, his loyal dog Otis always managing the project close by. When the weather gets cooler, Aaron and his wife Erin hit the road to cheer on the Kansas State Wildcat football team.

Helm, Chasity M.

Chasity Helm, Lawyer at Klenda Austerman LLC

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Chasity Helm is a zealous advocate of her clients. She is loyal, diligent, and a firm believer in open communication. Chasity’s practice covers a broad spectrum of civil and creditor litigation, estate planning, probate, and elder law. She represents a wide variety of clients, including individuals, families, small businesses and an array of creditor clients. Chas is known for her enthusiastic approach to each case. Her honest communication and strategic focus ensures client goals are achieved in a straightforward, cost effective manner.

Chasity offers specific advice and consultation to her creditor clients on mortgage and lien foreclosures, replevins, and straight collections. She regularly represents credit unions and local banks in all matters related to consumer default, including the recovery of collateral (real and personal property), collection of defaulted loan balances and guarantees, the pursuit of judgments, and skip tracing and asset seizure. Additionally, Chasity provides advice and legal consultation to many of her creditor clients on bankruptcy matters, including chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy litigation. Chasity’s client base is comprised of large and small local businesses from diverse industries ranging from automotive to health care.

Chasity also advises clients on estate planning matters and probate. Trusted by her clients to handle sensitive matters, she provides support, counseling, and legal representation to her clients with honesty and empathy. Chasity has a special interest in elder law, offering her service to elderly clients in all aspects of their personal and financial matters. That work includes guardianships, conservatorships, and Medicaid and Medicare planning and application.

What you see is what you get with Chas. She places a premium on meeting her clients’ needs as efficiently as possible and stays abreast of the ever evolving federal and state laws governing her clients’ personal and financial matters and transactions.

Chasity stays active in the community, engaging in a variety of philanthropic endeavors. Balancing that involvement with her family life and a demanding practice leaves her no time to be idle. Chasity enjoys spending time with her husband and children (furry kids included!), gardening, riding bicycles, and running.

Kaplan, Robert W.

Bob Kaplan: Klenda Austerman Attorney

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  • P: 316-267-0331
  • F: 316-267-0333
  • Address:
    1600 Epic Center
    301 N Main
    Wichita, KS 67202-4816

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Bob Kaplan has nearly 60 years legal experience and has successfully represented hundreds of commercial and residential property owners with real estate matters. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Bob effectively identifies and evaluates the many legal and factual issues in real estate development, land use matters, zoning, condemnation, and eminent domain. Bob places importance on building personal, sincere relationships with his clients.

Bob Kaplan has successfully resolved real estate matters at trial, before special commissioners, in mediation, in arbitration and in settlement negotiations. Regardless of the method to resolve the case, he provides diligent, skillful, personalized representation.

Typically in eminent domain or condemnation claims, property owners do not fully understand their rights, and only have one opportunity to recover what is constitutionally owed to them. Bob knows eminent domain law from all perspectives, providing legal assistance to property owners of all sizes to ensure that property is not taken without fair compensation, or in violation of laws and constitution. A savvy litigator and negotiator, Bob has also received non-monetary concessions on behalf of his clients, and, in some cases, successfully challenged the governmental entities right to take private property.

Experienced in municipal, county and state code issues, Bob consults clients seeking to locate and develop new sites, relocate or expand operations. With a deep understanding of the law, he analyzes local land development codes, zoning ordinances, development regulations and other restrictions and requirements to ensure that they do not conflict with a client’s proposed project.

Bob has the public policy skills and contacts to represent private and public landholders and developers on land use and zoning matters before city councils, county boards, state planning commissions and other local, state and federal administrative bodies. Bob is equally skilled at challenging adverse administrative actions, and will vigorously defend approved projects if they hit political or regulatory snags.