Phone: (913) 522-7052 cell phone
With years of experience in other areas of law and corporate management, I now limit my practice to business law, estate planning (including firearms trusts and business succession planning), probate, and trust administration. I help new businesses get started and serve as outside general counsel for established businesses. As general counsel my work is a mixture of legal advice and management consulting including operations and risk management. As a former law enforcement officer, I honor those who risk their lives for the rest of us by giving discounts to active duty military members and first responders.
My father was an attorney and taught me to always put the client’s interests ahead of your own; never compromise your integrity; and treat everyone with respect. He also taught me the practice of law is about people. It is about relationships. It is about trust. I enjoy the fact many clients have become friends and friends have become clients.
After graduating from Drake University Law School, I did post-graduate work at Northwestern University and the University of Kansas. I also enjoyed tours of duty in law enforcement and in corporate America. Law enforcement took the challenge of helping people to a new level. It taught me how suddenly and drastically people’s lives can be changed forever and how life does not favor the unprepared. Along with aviation and martial arts, it also taught me the importance of relentless training and discipline.
My clients have my cell phone number so they can reach me anytime, anyplace. I never want to lose sight of the fact that what may seem routine to me can be a crisis to a client who has never experienced it. I want my clients to have my best effort all the time every time. A significant part of my practice is focused on asset protection. But when it comes right down to it, I am not protecting assets; I am protecting my clients, their families, and their businesses. It’s really no different than what I did as a law enforcement officer, just different tools. And I take it just as seriously.