Randy Pankratz

Randy Pankratz is a central Kansas native who has pursued excellence in client service during more than twenty years of legal work. Randy’s areas of practice include a variety of services to business clients, including employment law and contracts. He also works extensively in estate planning, wills and trusts, and administration of trust and probate estates. He believes that effective legal representation begins with an understanding of his clients’ priorities and objectives.  Randy’s wife Charlotte owns and operates two fabric and quilting stores, and they have one daughter, Lily. Before becoming an attorney, Randy worked as a broadcast news reporter.

Education

  • Northwestern University, B.S., Journalism, 1977
  • University of Kansas, J.D., 1984

Professional Background

  • Hesston Municipal Judge, 1988-Present
  • Halstead Municipal Judge, 2007-Present
  • Kansas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees, 2005-2011
  • President of Harvey County Bar Association, 2003-2004
  • Member:
    • American Bar Association
    • Kansas Bar Association
    • Harvey County Bar Association
  • “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Civic Involvement

  • Newton Public Library Board of Trustees, 1993-2001
  • Western District Conference Mennonite Board of Trustees, 1997-2001
  • Adjunct Instructor in Business Law, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, 2004-2006
  • Newton Meals on Wheels Board of Directors, 2007-Present
  • Prairie View, Inc. Board of Directors, 2009 – Present

Reported Case

  • Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital v. Board of County Commissioners, 12 Kan. App. 2d 680 (1988)