Meet the Justices



As judges are appointed and come up for retention vote, attorneys are often approached by friends and family for information about the candidates. How well do you know your federal and state justices? Do you know how many serve at each level? We encourage you to get to know those interpreting the laws of Kansas and the United States.

Hire Your Leaders – VOTE



Midterms are November 6, 2018. Those issues you say you care about? They are directly impacted by who is running the government. Make your opinion heard: vote for congressional leaders and important state and local leaders. Through the elections process, you have the ability to decide on what is important to you and help elect leadership to work on your behalf. Legislative actions have direct impact on your life, your children, your pay, your benefits, …

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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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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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How Sweet It Is At Exploration Place



This weekend Klenda Austerman attorney Jeff Peier is pairing two of his favorite things – chocolate and aviation – at Exploration Place’s largest fundraiser, Death by Chocolate. While participants put themselves in a food coma with the finest chocolates, wines and foods Wichita offers, they are supporting the Sedgwick County science and discovery center. This December, Design Build Fly, a new exhibit at Exploration Place will open. Peier is chairman of the resource committee spearheading …

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Klenda Austerman LLC Announces New Member



Klenda Austerman law firm is pleased to announce the firm’s newest member Eric Lomas. Eric has been with the firm since 2010, practicing in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate reorganization and business law. “Eric is a very talented attorney with an immense intellect. He embodies our firm’s mission of providing quality legal services to our clients,” says Greg Klenda, Klenda Austerman managing member. “Eric has worked hard over several years to be an accomplished practitioner …

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Celebrating 45 Years of Service



In 1971, James Sargent and L.D Klenda founded Sargent & Klenda law firm. While the practice of law has certainly changed in 45 years, Klenda Austerman Law Firm remains dedicated to the traditions upon which the firm was built – integrity, creativity, a commitment to the community and legal profession, and a solid Midwest work ethic. Entrepreneurs, individuals, privately owned companies, foundations and large corporations trust Klenda Austerman with the strategic management of their legal …

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