Litigation and Estate Planning, with an emphasis on Trust and Estate Litigation, are Caroline’s practice focuses. As a compassionate advocate and advisor, Caroline helps her clients plan for the uncomfortable future and navigate through the difficult times in their lives. Caroline’s client-centered practice identifies unique interests and needs, and creates tailored solutions. The youngest of eight, and a mother, step-mother, and wife, Caroline values “family” (blended, nuclear, extended, and otherwise) and knows its complexities and tribulations well.
While in law school at the University of Kansas, Caroline was a member of KU’s Women in Law and was selected as a student-member of the Judge Hugh Means Inn of Court. As a law student, Caroline was asked to be a panelist at the 32nd Annual Media and the Law Seminar in Kansas City featuring, “Calling Constitutional Balls and Strikes: Athletes’ Free-Speech Rights in an Era of High Profile Political Protests.”
A former student- and professional- athlete, Caroline is hard working, disciplined, and tenacious. Caroline brings her fiercely competitive nature to her advocacy for her clients in the courtroom and elsewhere. However, she also knows how to balance her competitiveness with grace, and she applies that skill to her practice. She understands relationships continue long after the legal matters are litigated or settled. Caroline understands the importance of preserving those relationships. Alternate dispute resolution plays a vital role in preserving familial relationships by promoting the interests of clients in order to reach outcomes that are not always available in the courtroom. Caroline honed her skills in alternate dispute resolution as she excelled in Family Mediation, earning a CALI award, and was selected to participate in KU Law’s inaugural Mediation Clinic, where she was trained extensively as a mediator and as counsel during mediations.