Who is Merrick Garland?



Last week President Obama named Merrick Garland as his first Supreme Court justice nominee. If confirmed, Judge Garland would fill the vacancy left by the untimely death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Despite the controversy surrounding President Obama’s attempt to appoint a justice in an election year, and the Republican senators outspoken refusal to hold hearings, we think it’s important to get to know Judge Garland a little better. According to CBS news, Garland has more …

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Help Make Wichita The Opportunity Capital



Sam Foreman is the 2016 Young Professionals of Wichita chairman. Sam was asked to share his thoughts on Wichita with the Wichita Eagle. Below is the content of the article. BY SAM FOREMAN | 2016 YPW CHAIR I dare you. Imagine a perfect Wichita community. One filled with limitless opportunities for your family, friends and business. What if I told you that image is within our reach? Skeptical? I believe it is within our reach. …

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Sedgwick County Tax Foreclosure 2016



Klenda Austerman lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in the area of ad valorem real estate property taxation and foreclosure. On behalf of Sedgwick County, Klenda Austerman will initiate three (3) real estate tax foreclosure actions in 2016. The first case has already been filed with a potential foreclosure sale date pending. At the following links, you can access (1) a copy of the petition filed in the first case along with a listing of the …

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Hesston Tragedy



As flags are lowered today around the State, our hearts remain heavy after yesterday’s tragic mass shooting in our neighboring town of Hesston, Kansas. Although the heated debate over gun control will rage on and no doubt be shoved back to center stage as a result of this event, today, we focus our attention, thoughts and prayers on the victims and families affected by this crime.

Supreme Court Battle Heats Up



If the political scene was not hot enough going into the upcoming United States presidential election, the untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, and more appropriately, President Obama’s opportunity to nominate a new justice, has served to pour gasoline on an already intense fire. The death of Justice Scalia took the SCOTUS head count from nine down to eight – four Republicans and four Democrats. Washington Republicans believe President Obama will nominate a …

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Klenda Austerman Announces New Partner – Michael Baumberger



Klenda Austerman has named Michael Baumberger as Member. Mr. Baumberger has been with the firm since 2009 and practices in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defense, employment law and personal injury law.

Peier Recognized for Lifetime of Service to National Multiple Sclerosis Society



The National Multiple Sclerosis Society recognized Klenda Austerman Managing Member Jeff Peier on November 7, 2015 for over three decades of leadership, creativity and innovation in service to the Society. Peier’s MS story began 31 years earlier in 1984 when he was asked to represent the law firm on the local Society Board of Trustees. Since that time, Peier has used his unfailingly optimistic and consistent leadership to support and encourage volunteers and mentor staff, …

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Sedgwick County Tax Foreclosure 2015



SEDGWICK COUNTY TAX FORECLOSURE 2015 –  Klenda Austerman lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in the area of ad valorem real estate property taxation and foreclosure. On behalf of Sedgwick County, Klenda Austerman has initiated three (3) real estate tax foreclosure actions for 2015.  At the following links, you can access (1) a copy of the petition for each separate action, (2) a listing of the properties included in each case, and (3) the general tax …

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Klenda runs 34.494 miles in 6 hour ultramarathon



Congratulations to KA member Greg Klenda who completed a 6 hour ultramarathon race on Saturday, November 15th. The 2nd annual KUS 6/12/24 Hour Run was held at Buffalo Park in west Wichita, sponsored by the Kansas Ultrarunners’ Society. The goal of the race was to see how many miles one could run in 6, 12, or 24 hours. Despite the cold temperature and brutal Kansas wind, Klenda completed 34.494 miles and placed 5th overall. Way to make us …

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Morris Named Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year in Bankruptcy Litigation



Peer-review publication Best Lawyers® has named Klenda Austerman partner J. Michael Morris Lawyer of the Year in the bankruptcy litigation practice area.  The Wichita Business Journal hosted a luncheon at the Hyatt Regency on September 29, 2014 to honor Morris and other top Wichita attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers®. Morris has significant experience litigating complex matters in personal and corporate bankruptcy cases on behalf of creditors, debtors and trustees.  He has served as a private …

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