Adrian & Pankratz Law Firm Celebrates 40th Anniversary

A celebration of the Adrian & Pankratz law firm’s 40th anniversary will be held in the Reception Room on the first floor of the Old Mill, 301 N. Main, Newton, on Monday, October 14, between 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The law firm began in 1973 as Adrian & Walker, founded by Tom Adrian and Richard B. Walker of Newton.  From two attorneys, the firm has grown to a Main Street work force of sixteen, including six attorneys.   Adrian said the firm’s clients are to […]

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Adrian Selected for Best Lawyers in America

Thomas A. Adrian has received the prestigious honor of being selected for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Trusts and Estates.  Best Lawyers is widely regarded as the definitive benchmark of excellence in the legal profession. Lawyers are selected based on extensive confidential evaluations by their peers.  In the United States and Canada, only about 2.4 percent of all lawyers are chosen to join the list. Mr. Adrian founded the law firm […]

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Diffused Surface Water & Drought

Last year many parts of Kansas experienced the worst drought on record. Consequently, much attention was given to shortages of water. As the draught continues for much of Kansas, we thought it would be beneficial to share this article we published in the Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice last year. Download the article here.

Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations

Our firm has been privileged to serve the legal needs of many of the most outstanding and respected Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations in central Kansas. As general counsel to these organizations, we protect their interests in day-to-day business management issues, including contracts, employment matters, organizational decisions, and enforcement of financial obligations. We make it a priority to stay up to date on the business issues and challenges facing these organizations in today’s changing legal environment. Our Nonprofit and Charitable Organization clients include: Health care providers […]

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Adrian and Stucky Speak on Water Law at Colorado Conference

On January 27, 2013, Tom Adrian and Dave Stucky presented regarding water law at a conference held in Winter Park, Colorado and hosted by the Southwest Kansas Bar Association.  The conference was actually a two-day event and Adrian and Stucky were the keynote speakers the second day. The presentation covered a wide range of topics including the historical development of Kansas water law, water ownership disputes, acquiring water rights, changes to water rights, disputes arising from surface water runoff, stream regulation and recent Kansas legislative […]

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