IF YOU WERE STUCK IN AN ELEVATOR WITH A
LAWYER FROM A DIFFERENT PRACTICE AREA,
WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE? COMPILED BY OLIVIA KOESTER
I DO A LOT OF DOMESTIC WORK, WHICH HAS
a lot more counseling involved, and misery loves
company. The attorneys who do sports agency
might have even crazier client-control matters
than domestic attorneys.
That being the demon on my shoulder, the
angel on the other shoulder would be telling
me it’d be nice to hear about really interesting,
quirky litigation results that don’t get so gossipy
CHRISTOPHER B. WIRKEN / OWNER, WIRKEN LAW
FIRM; KANSAS CI TY, MO.; GENERAL LI TIGATION,
THIS IS A TOUGH ONE.
I guess I would have to say an employment
lawyer, especially an employment lawyer
that deals with discrimination cases—sexual
discrimination, age discrimination—because [in]
any conversation I have with an employment
lawyer, they always have interesting fact patterns,
funny anecdotes, funny stories, examples of
what’s happening in their cases. It really seems to
make it interesting. They’re always very jovial and
happy when they’re discussing their cases.
BROOKE BENNETT AZIERE / PARTNER, FOULSTON
If help is already on the way, I think it would be
SIEFKIN; WICHI TA, KAN.; HEALTH CARE
I HOPE HE OR SHE IS IN-HOUSE COUNSEL FOR
ThyssenKrupp Elevators. Pretty sure they would
know someone who could help.
interesting to be stuck with a federal prosecutor.
They handle such different cases from my usual
personal injury lawsuits. I think we could pass
the time hearing stories about high-profile [cases
involving] white collar crime, bank robbery, etc.
BRETTE S. HART / PARTNER, HARRIS & HART;
LEAWOOD, KAN.; PERSONAL INJURY DEFENSE:
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