Privacy Matters



2018 has been a crucial year for information privacy. From the Facebook scandal to the opening of the door for re-thinking the Fourth Amendment, privacy rights in the United States are on the brink of change. The Supreme Court plays a key role in shaping this process. And with two new conservative justices appointed by Donald Trump, many fear the Supreme Court will work to narrow the scope of civil rights. But, when it comes …

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Establishing the Supreme Court



With Supreme Court news dominating the headlines, many may be wondering just how the courts were established. The Judiciary Act of 1789, officially titled “An Act to Establish the Judicial Courts of the United States,” was signed into law by President George Washington on September 24, 1789. Article III of the Constitution established a Supreme Court, but left to Congress the authority to create lower federal courts as needed. Principally authored by Senator Oliver Ellsworth …

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Mission Complete – Aaron Good



Klenda Austerman attorney, Aaron Good, was selected for the Young Professionals of Wichita inaugural class of Mission Wichita. Mission Wichita’s goal was to connect young business leaders with high achieving Airmen from McConnell Airforce Base. The six course program concluded in May. Mission Wichita allowed 20 participants to experience Wichita through a unique lens, exposing Airmen to many of Wichita’s quality of place attributes and demystifying McConnell Air Force Base for young business leaders. Aaron …

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Bryant Parker Joins Klenda Austerman Law Firm As Of Counsel



Klenda Austerman law firm has hired attorney Bryant Parker. Parker counsels private, not-for-profit and governmental clients throughout Wichita and Kansas City metropolitan areas in all aspects of land use development, real estate, economic development incentives, business entity formation and litigation. His areas of expertise include planning, zoning, the development process, city growth and economic development. Parker has years of experience implementing public/private development partnerships and working with clients to enhance project profitability through economic development …

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Klenda Austerman Law Firm Welcomes Sam Jones Wichita Attorney



Klenda Austerman law firm Wichita, Kansas welcomes Sam Jones as Associate. Sam’s practice focuses on real estate, transactional, corporate, securities, business, mergers and acquisitions. Originally from Wichita, Sam received his J.D. from Washburn University School of Law and his B.A in History from the University of Kansas. Sam represents a variety of businesses in sophisticated real estate matters, including due diligence, acquisition, financing, closing and leasing of various asset types. A deep understanding of business …

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Aaron Good Named Member at Klenda Austerman



Klenda Austerman law firm is pleased to announce Aaron Good as the newest Member of the firm. Aaron has been with the firm since 2011, practicing in the areas of litigation, employment law and personal injury. “From day one, Aaron has been an essential part of our litigation team,” says Chris McElgunn, Klenda Austerman partner. “We are incredibly pleased for Aaron to join the partnership. His hard work, passion, intelligence and practical know-how is invaluable …

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Klenda Austerman Attorneys Selected for 2017 Super Lawyers



Three attorneys at Klenda Austerman have been named 2017 Super Lawyers by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers: Gary M. Austerman; J. Michael Morris; David W. Steed. In addition, three attorneys were recognized as Super Lawyers Rising Stars: Aaron J. Good; Chasity M. Helm; Eric W. Lomas. This is Gary Austerman’s 12th consecutive year recognized as a top rated attorney in medical malpractice defense. Mike Morris has been selected as a top rated bankruptcy attorney 11 …

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Bob Kaplan – 60 Years of Service



1957. Elvis Presley purchased Graceland. The Cat in the Hat was introduced. Teenagers danced to American Bandstand. And Robert Kaplan began practicing law. Shortly after, he opened his own practice – Kaplan, McMillan and Harris – in downtown Wichita and quickly gained a reputation as an attorney who fought hard for his clients and what was just. His generosity, dedication, honest approach and drive to help people who he thought got a bad deal, earned …

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Congratulations Linda Kizzire



Linda Kizzire, Sedgwick County Treasurer, was recently awarded the prestigious Victor E. Martinelli Outstanding County Treasurer Award, presented annually by the National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers. The recipient is recognized for serving as a leader in their home state and as a professional of the highest caliber in the operation of their own County office, according to the organization. “I have had the pleasure and honor of working with Linda her …

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Klenda Austerman Law Firm Wichita, Kansas Welcomes Aaron Boswell



Klenda Austerman law firm Wichita, Kansas welcomes Aaron Boswell as Associate. Aaron’s practice focuses on general litigation. Originally from Wichita, Aaron received his J.D. from Washburn University School of Law and his B.G.S in political science and psychology from the University of Kansas. 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 …

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