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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Firm Tradition of Charity Continues



Klenda Austerman attorneys and employees raised $1,889.05 this year in their annual fundraising drive to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wichita and The MS Society.  The firm encouraged donations by relaxing its dress code to allow jeans and t-shirts supporting the wearer’s favorite college sports team on designated days, in return for a small charitable donation.  The firm then donated all of the funds raised as part of its participation in the Bowl For …

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2014 Wichita Wild Wind Cross Country Festival



Klenda Austerman congratulates all of the runners who participated in the 2014 Wild Wind Cross Country Festival! Truly a fantastic event! View (unofficial) race results here: North – All Results 2014 Disclaimer: The attached is a copy of the unofficial results from the event.  For official results and times, please contact the organization hosting the event.

Klenda Attorney Jeffrey Peier Recipient of Fort Hays State University Alumni Achievement Award



This October managing member Jeffrey Peier will receive the Fort Hays State University Alumni Association’s highest honor: the Alumni Achievement Award. As noted in FHSU Magazine, this award was established in 1959 and recognizes those “who have made outstanding and unselfish contributions in service to their community, state or nation as citizens, in chosen career fields or through philanthropic work.” Peier is an exemplary member of our community and well deserving of this esteemed award.  …

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McElgunn and Helm presented with 2014 WBA President’s Award



Klenda Austerman partners Christopher McElgunn and Chasity Helm are 2014 recipients of the Wichita Bar Association (“WBA”) President’s Award, presented at the WBA’s Installation and Awards dinner held June 19, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency. The President’s Award is given for outstanding and exceptional service to the WBA that goes above and beyond normal expectations of bar membership.  Recipients also demonstrate high ethical standards and are well-respected by their peers. Both McElgunn and Helm are …

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