Randall J. Pankratz

Randy Pankratz is a central Kansas native who has pursued excellence in client service during more than thirty 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. Randy’s wife Charlotte owns and operates a fabric and quilting store, and they have one daughter, Lily. Before becoming an attorney, Randy worked as a broadcast news reporter.


  • 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:
    • Kansas Bar Association
    • Harvey County Bar Association
    • American Health Law Association
    • Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys
  • “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, 2007-2015
  • Prairie View, Inc. Board of Directors, 2009-2017
  • First Bank of Newton Board of Directors, 2012-2019

Reported Case

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