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Todd Thompson will be presenting at the Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s Office Continuing Legal Education seminar

On September 15th, Todd Thompson will be presenting at the Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s Office Continuing Legal Education seminar.  Todd’s presentation is titled: The Lowdown on Recent Disciplinary Highlights.  Todd will focus on attorney discipline actions from 2019 and 2020.  Other speakers at the seminar include Attorney General Schmidt, Solicitor General Toby Crouse, and Kansas...
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Thompson to Present at National College on Judicial Ethics and Conduct

On October 24 and 25, Todd Thompson will be presenting at the National College on Judicial Ethics and Conduct. The College is sponsored by the National Center for State Courts, and is in Chicago this year. Todd’s presentation is on Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Misconduct Charges against Judges. Allegations of sexual misconduct pose special challenges...
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Thompson Introduces Warner at Official Swearing-in Ceremony

With mixed emotions, Todd Thompson introduced Sarah Warner on August 8th for her official swearing-in to the Kansas Court of Appeals. The ceremony was conducted in the courtroom of the Kansas Supreme Court, with a standing room only crowd on hand to congratulate Sarah. Todd was joined in making the introduction by Sarah’s brother, Jeff...
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Warner to take seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals

The Kansas Senate has confirmed Sarah Warner as the next judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals. Sarah takes the seat of Hon. Patrick McAnany, who retired earlier this year. Sarah will begin her duties with the Court of Appeals on July 1. Her official swearing-in ceremony will occur in early August. She leaves the...
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Landmark Parentage Act Ruling

On April 19th the Kansas Court of Appeals issued a landmark decision under the Kansas Parentage Act as it applies to same-sex relationships.  In Case No. 119,536, Adam Hall and Sarah Warner successfully represented Thompson Warner’s client in a matter involving both statutory and constitutional claims about joint custody of children.  In this instance, the person...
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Warner Being Considered for Court of Appeals

The firm is proud to announce that Governor Laura Kelly’s judicial nominating committee has selected Sarah Warner as one of three finalists for the next judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals. Governor Kelly has until March 15—60 days from the retirement of Hon. Patrick McAnany—to make her appointment, subject to confirmation by the Kansas...
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Firm Prevails in Wage Claim

Another Thompson Warner client received good news this afternoon when a Kansas administrative law judge ordered the client’s former employer, a sales corporation, to pay $198,673.58 in back wages and interest. Adam Hall tried the case in October, arguing that the employer withheld the payment of commissions contrary to the employment agreement. The Administrative Law...
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Appellate ruling changes law on punitive damages

Last week, the Kansas Supreme Court made a significant change to and clarification of the Kansas rules on punitive damages. In an appeal handled by Sarah Warner, the state’s high court ruled our clients—beneficiaries of a testamentary trust—could seek punitive damages against the estate of a trustee who, at the time of his death, had...
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Adam Hall wins trade secrets and nondisclosure arbitration

Congratulations to Adam Hall for his successful handling of a claim in arbitration involving trade secrets, nondisclosure issues, and the breach of a commission agreement. In this recent ruling the arbitrator held that our client’s former employer engaged in an anticipatory repudiation of the commission agreement, thereby breaching the agreement, and that our client did...
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Sarah Warner named President of the Kansas Bar Association for 2018-2019

The firm is proud to announce that Sarah Warner has been named President of the Kansas Bar Association for 2018-2019. The KBA Board of Governors unanimously selected Sarah to head the organization this year based on her leadership, professional credentials, history of service, and passion for the cause of justice. Sarah is only the eighth...
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