Karen Ebmeier has joined the firm. Karen is a Lawrence native, and her practice focuses primarily in the areas of family law, divorce, and criminal defense. Karen brings with her a wealth of experience from years of working as a prosecutor and defense attorney, and as an advocate and legal counsel in cases involving divorce, custody, paternity, grandparent’s rights, and protection from abuse orders. With Karen joining attorney Adam Hall in handling family law and criminal defense matters, Thompson Warner has a wealth of experience that can be put to use resolving both family law cases and criminal proceedings in Northeast Kansas. See Karen’s more detailed bio.
The Washburn Law School Class of 2018 recently named Sarah Warner the 2017-2018 Adjunct Professor of the Year. This award, given annually by the graduating class, recognizes an outstanding professor who motivates, challenges, and inspires excellence in students; who contributes to an understanding of and advancement in their legal education; and who is respected by law students and peers alike. Sarah will be specially recognized at the May 2018 Commencement ceremonies and will be included as part of the students’ composite photograph, on display at the law school; her biography will also be included in the upcoming publication of the Washburn Law Journal.
Sarah Warner has continued to serve as an Adjunct Professor at the Washburn University School of Law in Topeka. She teaches Conflict of Laws each fall and is Appellate Practice and Procedure each spring. Conflict of Laws examines the legal and policy considerations of cases where more than one state has an interest in ongoing litigation, how these considerations affect a court’s jurisdiction to hear the case, and when and how judgments from one state can be recognized in another. Appellate Practice provides students with an understanding of the appellate process and how to present convincing briefs and arguments. Sarah has been a member of Washburn’s adjunct faculty since August 2009.
Steve McAllister departed the firm at the end of January when he was sworn in as the next U.S. Attorney for Kansas. Steve had been affiliated with the firm since 2005, in addition to his serving as Solicitor General for the State of Kansas and as a Professor and former Dean of the University of Kansas School of Law. We compliment him on his appointment to this prestigious position, and will miss working with him. And we thank him for taking on this challenging public service.