Clay Center Lawyers

Richard James
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Richard James
Clay Center, KS Lawyer
(785) 632-6661 806 5th St
Clay Center, KS 67432
Arbitration & Mediation, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Washburn University
Craig Altenhofen
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Craig Altenhofen
Junction City, KS Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(785) 762-2100 Junction City, KS 66441
Business and Personal Injury
University of Kansas School of Law
Kansas native, graduated from Kansas University Law School in 1982. Engaged in private practice of law, practice limited to civil matters; personal injury, consumer matters, landlord tenant, estate planning, real estate and business transactions.
John Thurston
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John Thurston
Junction City, KS Attorney
(785) 762-2700 725 North Washington Street
Junction City, KS 66441
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Military and Traffic Tickets
South Texas College of Law
Samantha Angell
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Samantha Angell
Salina, KS Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(785) 820-9400 110 S. 7th
Salina, KS 67401
Free ConsultationDivorce, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Probate
Washburn University School of Law
Samantha has been licensed since 2000 and has collected well over a million dollars on behalf of clients who have suffered personal injuries. We have represented clients involved in serious highway tractor-trailer accidents and clients involved in more minor auto accidents. We have also assisted numerous clients whose family members have been abused and/or neglected while in the care of nursing homes. Samantha was previously employed by an insurance defense firm, which has given her valuable insight into the manner in which injury cases will be defended by the insurance company. She is involved with the KS Association for Justice...
Paul Shipp
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Paul Shipp
Manhattan, KS Lawyer with 19 years of experience
(800) 723-6953 104 S. 4th Street
Manhattan, KS 66502
Domestic Violence, Elder, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Washburn University School of Law
Gabriela Vega
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Gabriela Vega
Manhattan, KS Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(785) 537-7337 431A Houston Street
Manhattan, KS 66502
Divorce, Family and Immigration
Washburn University School of Law
I became a licensed attorney in May 2004 after graduating from Washburn University School of Law in May 2003 and Washburn University (B.A.) in May 2000.

I am active in the American Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Kansas Bar Association, serving on various committees. I chair the Solo and Small Firm committee of the ABA’s Law Practice Division and serve as the CLE Chair for the Family Law Section of the Kansas Bar Association.

The areas of concentration on which I focus are:
Family-based immigration benefits;
Complex family law issues (divorce/legal separation or paternity); and
Limited probate code issues (Guardianships, Power of...
Patrik Neustrom
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Patrik Neustrom
Salina, KS Lawyer with 43 years of experience
(785) 825-1505 118A S 7th St
Salina, KS 67401
Free ConsultationInsurance Claims, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
We help people recover from accidents. We try to level the playing field so the little guy has a fair chance.
Melissa D. Richards
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Melissa D. Richards
Junction City, KS Attorney with 8 years of experience
(785) 762-2210 819
Junction City, KS 66441
Free ConsultationAppeals, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Washburn University School of Law
Ms. Richards joined Weary Davis in January, 2015. While in law school Ms. Richards completed an externship with the Riley County Attorney’s Office. Ms. Richards began practicing in 2012 and has experience handling civil and criminal matters including domestic relations, bankruptcy, criminal defense, appellate practice, real estate, landlord/tenant, personal injury, and collections. Ms. Richards’ domestic relations experience includes; divorces involving members of the military, child custody, child support, paternity, Protection from Abuse, Protection from Stalking, the division of farm assets in divorce, step-parent adoption, post-divorce litigation and appellate practice.
John D Mattox
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John D Mattox
Salina, KS Lawyer with 4 years of experience
(785) 827-7251 119 W. Iron Ave
Salina, KS 67401
Administrative, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Kansas School of Law
Dan McCulley
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Dan McCulley
Manhattan, KS Attorney with 24 years of experience
(785) 238-1577 221 Starlight Lane
Manhattan, KS 66503
Bankruptcy, Business, Collections and Divorce
University of Kansas School of Law
Flint Hills Native from Manhattan, Kansas. Admitted Kansas & Federal 1996; Missouri 1997. University of Kansas, School of Law, J.D. 1996 Kansas State University, B.A. History & Anthropology, 1984 United States Navy - 1986 to present; Rank CAPTAIN Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer - FEMA Region VII
Linda Barnes-Pointer
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Linda Barnes-Pointer
Junction City, KS Attorney with 28 years of experience
(785) 223-4245 807 N. Washington
Junction City, KS 66441
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense
University of Kansas School of Law
Gary Denning
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Gary Denning
SALINA, KS Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(785) 833-5450 200 S SANTA FE AVE STE 6
SALINA, KS 67401
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Divorce and Family
University of Kansas
Gary Denning has practiced law in Central Kansas for over 30 years. He has lived in Salina since graduating from Salina Central. His legal education was at The University of Kansas.

Gary has taken a leadership role in the Salina community, having been elected to the Salina USD 305 School Board 4 times. He has also been on the governing boards of Ashby House, DVACK, and the Salina Parks and Recreation Commission.

In addition to representing the parties to divorce and custody cases, he has also represented children as Guardian Ad Litem in dozens of Central Kansas cases.
Charles Paul Bradley
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Charles Paul Bradley
Belleville, KS Lawyer with 7 years of experience
(785) 562-2375 1910 M St.
Belleville, KS 66935
Free ConsultationCollections, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Divorce
University of Kansas School of Law
Todd Davidson
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Todd Davidson
SALINA, KS Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(785) 827-7251 119 W. Iron Avenue
10th Floor
SALINA, KS 67401
Agricultural, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of San Diego
Barry Clark
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Barry Clark
Manhattan, KS Attorney
(785) 539-6634 417 Poyntz Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
University of Kansas School of Law
Theodore Dyke
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Theodore Dyke
Manhattan, KS Attorney with 44 years of experience
(785) 239-3911 411 Ady Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502
Brenda Bell
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Brenda Bell
Manhattan, KS Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(785) 539-1300 103 S 4th Street, Ste. 215
Manhattan, KS 66502
I was admitted to practice in 1988 and since that time have been in continual private practice. I am a member of the Kansas Women's Attorney's Association, The Topeka Area Bankruptcy Counsel and the Riley County Bar Association. I am a past President of the Riley County Bar Association and have appeared twice before the United States Supreme Court and routinely appear in Federal Court. I have argued cases before the Kansas Court of Appeals and the Kansas Supreme Court. Presently, I am co-sponsor of a bill to amend the Kansas Protection...
Nicholas Heiman
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Nicholas Heiman
Manhattan, KS Attorney with 15 years of experience
(785) 256-0628 121 S. 4th St., Suite 205
Manhattan, KS 66502
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Jeremiah Platt
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Jeremiah Platt
Manhattan, KS Attorney
(785) 539-6634 417 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Criminal Defense
Mr Blake A. Robinson Esq
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Mr Blake A. Robinson Esq
Manhattan, KS Attorney with 10 years of experience
(785) 669-0077 211 South 4th Street
Manhattan, KS 66502
Criminal Defense
Jill A Michaux
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Jill A Michaux
TOPEKA, KS Attorney with 38 years of experience
(785) 354-1471 3601 SW 29th Street
Ste 117
TOPEKA, KS 66614-2015
Bankruptcy
Washburn University School of Law
Topeka's only consumer bankruptcy law specialists
Kirk C.  Stange
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Kirk C. Stange
Topeka, KS Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(855) 805-0595 800 SW Jackson Street, Suite 812
Topeka, KS 66612
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
If you are going through a divorce or family law matter, it can feel like your whole life is hanging in the balance. Not knowing what will happen to you or your family can can be overwhelming. To help clients with divorce and family law matters in their time of need, Stange Law Firm, PC has limited their practice to divorce and family law matters. For your convenience, we have offices in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma in places such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, Wichita, Tulsa and beyond. We also respond to all phone...
Nicholas David
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Nicholas David
Topeka, KS Attorney with 6 years of experience
(785) 380-7703 1243 SW Topeka Blvd.
Ste A
Topeka, KS 66612
Free ConsultationAppeals, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI and Personal Injury
University of Kansas School of Law
Nick David opened the David Law Office in 2014 to devote his legal career to fighting for people who need someone on their side.

As a criminal defense attorney, Nick has represented clients on serious felony charges as well as misdemeanors including murder, rape, aggravated robbery, aggravated battery, burglary, criminal possession of firearms, driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence, as well as drug offenses. On any given day, you may find Nick defending his clients throughout criminal justice process from trying cases to a jury, negotiating pleas, and preparing briefs for the Court of Appeals and Kansas Supreme Court....
Jerry Harper
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Jerry Harper
Topeka, KS Lawyer with 46 years of experience
(785) 354-8188 214 SW 6th - Ste 206
Topeka, KS 66603
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
University of Brussels, Belgium and University of Kansas School of Law
I was a drug dealer when I finished college (KU '65). I sold such exotic items as Bayer Aspirin, Dr. Lyon’s Tooth Powder and Phillips Milk of Magnesia. At one time or another I was in about every town in Kansas hawking my wares.

After that my wife and I published a small newspaper for six years in Wichita. I also served three terms in the Kansas Legislature. Ultimately, we both went back to school. I obtained a law degree (KU '74) and she a masters in journalism.

We spent a couple of years in Washington, D.C., returned to Lawrence in...
John Harper
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John Harper
Topeka, KS Attorney with 14 years of experience
(785) 354-8188 214 SW Sixth - Suite 206
Suite 206
Topeka, KS 66603
Free ConsultationBankruptcy
Washburn University School of Law
I have been helping individuals resolve difficult financial problems for quite awhile. While attending Washburn School of Law, I worked as a paralegal in the office of a bankruptcy attorney. Since 2006, I have been actively engaged in the practice of consumer bankruptcy law. I enjoy working with individuals and helping them get a fresh financial start. So I do that exclusively. I just don’t have much interest in representing large business entities. Although my office is located in Topeka, KS (where the U.S. Bankruptcy Court is located), I help individuals from throughout Northeast Kansas. If you call me...
Diane Lynn Bellquist
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Diane Lynn Bellquist
Topeka, KS Attorney with 18 years of experience
(785) 234-3272 1508 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66612
Free ConsultationAdministrative, Business, Health Care and Insurance Defense
University of Kansas
With over 10 years’ experience working for regulatory agencies of the State of Kansas, Ms. Bellquist now utilizes her government experience to defend licensed individuals and entities before their respective regulatory boards. Her practice includes appealing application denials, responding in investigations of complaints, negotiating settlement agreements, defending against allegations in formal disciplinary proceedings, and petitioning for judicial review of agency actions. Ms. Bellquist has a thorough understanding of the Kansas Administrative Procedures Act and the Kansas Judicial Review Act. Having the experience as an insider in these governmental agencies, she has the unique practical advantage of having already-established relationships with...
Christopher Gunn
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Christopher Gunn
Topeka, KS Lawyer with 5 years of experience
(785) 235-3415 434 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS 66603
Free ConsultationWashburn University School of Law
Christopher brings to the table legal experience in a number of areas, including nonprofit creation/governance, immigration, and general civil matters.

He received his Juris Doctor from the Washburn School of Law, and his Bachelor's in English from the University of North Dakota. Prior to law school, he taught high school English, and briefly served in state government.

Chris is a native of northeastern North Dakota, but proudly claims Kansas and its mild winters as his home. Whether or not he is in the office, Chris harbors the desire to write the great American novel.
Kirk Nystrom Kirk Nystrom
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Kirk Nystrom Kirk Nystrom
Topeka, KS Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(785) 235-6977 112 SW 6th Ave.
Ste.102
Topeka, KS 66603
Free ConsultationEstate Planning and Probate
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and Washburn University School of Law
KIRK NYSTROM, Attorney Kirk Nystrom has practiced law in Topeka for over 40 years primarily in the areas of Wills, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills, Trusts, Probate and Estate Planning. He is a lecturer regularly presenting seminars to lawyers, churches, civic and other professional groups on Estate Planning, Probate and Trusts. Kirk belongs to various attorney organizations including the Kansas Bar Association, (Probate Section), Topeka Bar Association, Topeka Probate Bar and Christian Legal Society. He has served as an officer in various community organizations including Shawnee County Community Action, Save the Historic Jayhawk Theater, Church Board, Boy...
Christopher Steffens
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Christopher Steffens
Topeka, KS Attorney with 14 years of experience
(800) 768-8036 1275 SW Topeka Blvd Ste 300
Topeka, KS 66612
Bankruptcy
Washburn University School of Law
Chris W. Steffens was born in Shawnee Mission, Kansas. He grew up on a ranch just outside Belle Plaine, Kansas. Chris graduated from The University of Kansas where he earned two Bachelors degrees in History and Economics. Upon graduating from the University of Kansas, Chris attended Washburn University School of Law, where he earned his J.D. in May 2005. Since becoming an attorney, he has practiced in criminal law, bankruptcy, business law and family law. Chris W. Steffens focuses exclusively on bankruptcy. He is a member of the Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council, Topeka Bar Association and Douglas County...
Ashley Franden
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Ashley Franden
Topeka, KS Lawyer with 1 year of experience
(855) 805-0595 800 SW Jackson Street
Suite 812
Topeka, KS 66612
Divorce and Family
Washburn University School of Law
Ashley Franden is an empathetic Junior Associate Attorney with Stange Law Firm, PC. She can help clients throughout Shawnee County, Kansas and surrounding areas from the firm’s Topeka, Kansas office location.

Ashley has a background that includes social work and helping children in foster care achieve permanency, including helping those biological parents complete their required tasks. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Kansas State University, where she developed the drive to help individuals facing difficult times. During her time as a social worker, she realized that one of the biggest obstacles to many of the roadblocks...
Matthew Bretz
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Matthew Bretz
Hutchinson, KS Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(620) 662-3435 3 Compound Drive
Hutchinson, KS 67502
Free ConsultationMedical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Pepperdine University School of Law
Matthew Bretz is a native of Hutchinson, Kansas. He got his start as an attorney with the Los Angeles firm of Erin Brockovich, Delta Force II and The Twilight Zone fame - Engstrom Lipscomb & Lack. After returning to Kansas, Mr. Bretz was a litigation partner with Gilliland & Hayes, P.A., until starting Bretz Law Offices in 1997. Mr. Bretz currently handles all types of injury claims, including primarily automobile, product liability, medical malpracice, and premises liability matters. He has been recognized by CNN for his trial results in Foster v. Wal-Mart, and by local and state news media...
George H. Pearson, III
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George H. Pearson, III
Topeka, KS Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(785) 266-4466 423 S Kansas Ave
Topeka, KS 66603
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Washburn University School of Law
Justin W Whitney
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Justin W Whitney
Topeka, KS Attorney with 13 years of experience
(785) 235-5330 5611 SW Barrington Court South
Topeka, KS 66614
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law and Washburn University
Justin is an attorney, C.P.A. and holds a Master of Laws in Taxation (Tax LLM). Justin’s practice focuses on business and commercial law, civil and criminal litigation, bankruptcy, creditor’s rights, estate planning, tax controversies and trust and probate administration. He regularly advocates for his clients in litigation matters in both state and federal courts and also counsels clients with regard to tax planning for business transactions, sales and business formation. Justin has written articles on tax and related legal topics for Ingram’s Magazine, Thomson Reuters, National Business Institute and the Kansas Bar Association. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers...
James E. Benfer III
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James E. Benfer III
Topeka, KS Attorney with 38 years of experience
(785) 233-2362 1507 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66612
Free ConsultationFamily and Personal Injury
Washburn University School of Law
Mr. Benfer was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1954, and admitted to the bar in 1982. He is licensed to practice in Kansas, Missouri, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas; the U.S. District Court for the District of Missouri; 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Topeka, and Kansas Bar Associations; and the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Benfer's areas of practice cover all aspects of personal injury law, including wrongful death claims, car accidents, injuries caused by defective products, construction site accidents, and workers compensation...
Mrs. Lisa M. Williams-McCallum
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Mrs. Lisa M. Williams-McCallum
Topeka, KS Attorney with 6 years of experience
(785) 232-2011 1620 SW Washburn Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604
Free ConsultationWashburn University School of Law
After nearly a decade long career as a classroom teacher, I decided to make a change and pursue a life-long dream of going to law school. I earned my law degree from Washburn University School of Law. As part of my studies, I earned a family law certificate for completing a concentrated course of study in family law issues. While attending law school I was a junior editor on the Family Law Quarterly, a scholarly publication for family law practitioners, and I served as a representative on the Washburn Student Bar Association. Additionally, I clerked for the Honorable Mary...
William Pitsenberger
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William Pitsenberger
Topeka, KS Lawyer
(785) 228-4304 2231 SW Wanamaker Road
Topeka, KS 66614
Free ConsultationAdministrative, Business and Health Care
Washburn University School of Law
Gary Laughlin
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Gary Laughlin
Topeka, KS Attorney with 49 years of experience
(785) 222-4066 3649 SW Burlingame Rd
Suite 200
Topeka, KS 66611
Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
Washburn University
Chase L. Miller
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Chase L. Miller
Emporia, KS Lawyer with 5 years of experience
(620) 343-2650 702 Commercial St., Ste. II-B
Emporia, KS 66801
Criminal Defense, Employment, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Washburn University School of Law
I am a third-generation Kansas lawyer, with a BA in Philosophy from Washburn University and a JD from Washburn University School of Law. My family's law firm, Miller & Miller, Chtd., has served Emporia and Northeast Kansas for decades, and I am proud to join the tradition of legal excellence as Junior Partner of the firm. We practice in most areas of law, and focus on delivering quality, courteous legal services with integrity and efficiency. Our firm also utilizes the latest technology, with an online client portal and mobile phone application to ensure unparalleled access for our...
David Suarez
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David Suarez
Topeka, KS Attorney
(855) 805-0595 800 SW Jackson Street
Suite 812
Topeka, KS 66612
Divorce and Family
Washburn University School of Law
Divorce and family law matters are demanding and taxing for individuals that face them. On top of life as they know it changing, they are often left with more questions than answers and may not know what comes next. David Suarez is a Junior Associate Attorney for Stange Law Firm, PC and he is ready to help clients facing these difficult situations. He can represent clients from the firm’s Shawnee County office location in Topeka, Kansas.

David attended Washburn University School of Law where he attained his Juris Doctor in 2019. He served as the Vice President of the Interfaith Association,...
Douglas Wells
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Douglas Wells
Topeka, KS Attorney with 41 years of experience
(785) 273-1141 5891 SW 29th St
Topeka, KS 66614
DUI & DWI
Washburn University
Doug Wells practice focuses on DUI defense and related driver's license matters in Kansas. Wells has advanced training in breath and blood testing. He has been trained as a certified instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. He lectures frequently at DUI continuing legal education programs.

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