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Adjunct Faculty

The Washburn curriculum is enhanced by area practitioners with expert knowledge and experience in specialized areas. These practitioners teach one or more courses per year either in a specialized substantive area or to small groups of students in trial advocacy.

* indicates teaching Fall 2016
** indicates teaching Spring 2017
*** indicates teaching Summer 2017

Mark A. Burghart (**), Alderson, Alderson, Weiler, Conklin, Burghart & Crow LLC (website)
Taxation by State and Local Governments

Melissa Castillo (*), Assistant Chief Counsel, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division
Immigration Law

Jeffrey K. Cooper (*), Cooper Lee
Workers' Compensation

Ronald Dees (* and **), Assistant Director, Academic Skills and Bar Passage, Washburn University School of Law
Mastering Legal Analysis

S. Lucky DeFries (**), Coffman, DeFries & Nothern, A.P.A. (website)
Taxation by State and Local Governments

James B. Devaney (*), Shook, Hardy & Bacon, L.L.P. (website)
Patent Prosecution

Emily Donaldson (**), Stevens & Brand LLP (website)
Elder Law

Jan L. Fisher (*), McCullough, Wareheim & LaBunker, P.A. (website)
Workers' Compensation

Amy L. Glaser (*), Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC (website)

Danielle Hall (*), Law Practice Services Director, Kansas Bar Association (website)
Trial Advocacy Competition

Jay Hall (*), Chief Counsel, CBW Bank
Trial Advocacy Competition

The Honorable Amy Hanley (*), District Court Judge, Douglas County (Kansas) District Court
Trial Advocacy Competition

Charles R. Hay (*), Foulston Siefkin LLP (website)
Health Care Law and Policy

Allan Hazlett (*), Private Practice, Topeka, Kansas

Michael R. Heim (***), Senior Assistant Revisor, Kansas Office of Revisor of Statutes (website)
Local Government Law

Katharine Jackson (*), Department of Political Science, Kansas State University (formerly Manhattan, Kansas, City Attorney) (website)
Legal Analysis, Research, and Writing for the Government Client

Christina M. Kerls (*), Attorney, Kansas Appellate Defender Office
Trial Advocacy Competition

Marie Landry (**), Kansas Legal Services
Elder Law

Shawn Leisinger (* and **), Executive Director of the Centers for Excellence & Externship Director, Washburn University School of Law
Externship I & II; Client Counseling Competition; Negotiation Competition

Donald L. Moler (***), formerly League of Kansas Municipalities, Legal Department
Local Government Law

Adina F. Morse (**), Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC (website)

Timothy O'Sullivan (**), Foulston Siefkin LLP (website)
Estate Planning

The Honorable Carl William “Bill” Ossmann (* and **), District Court Judge, Shawnee County (Kansas) District Court (website)
Trial Advocacy; Trial Advocacy Competition

Christopher Ott (**), Senior Counsel, Global Intellectual Property, Marketing, and Pricing, Payless ShoeSource Worldwide, Inc. (website)
Transactional Intellectual Property Practice: Trademarks and Marketing

Ronald P. Pope (**), Ralston, Pope & Diehl (website)
Litigation Strategies; Jury Selection and Voire Dire

Bethany J. Roberts (*), Law Offices of Barber Emerson, L.C., Lawrence, Kansas (website)
Children in the Law

Leland Rolfs (**), Private Consulting; formerly Kansas Department of Agriculture
Water Rights

Yumee A. Shim (**), International Tax Consultant/Of Counsel, Law Office of Kris Hui Shan Lin (San Francisco/Topeka); Former Director International Tax, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC (San Francisco/Philadelphia/Boston).
Taxation of Individual Income

Duston J. Slinkard (* and **), Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas
Pretrial Advocacy-Civil; Pretrial Advocacy-Criminal

Sarah E. Warner (*), Thompson, Ramsdell & Qualseth, P.A., Lawrence, Kansas (website)
Conflict of Laws

Pretrial Advocacy-Civil Workshop (*)

  • Stacy R. Bonds, Assistant General Counsel, Kansas Board of Healing Arts
  • Lisa M. Brown, Goodell Stratton Edmonds & Palmer LLP (website)
  • Gregory A. Lee, Of Counsel, Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe, LLC (website)
  • Kelly J. Trussel, Of Counsel, Sloan, Eisenbarth, Glassman, McEntire & Jarboe, LLC (website)

Pretrial Advocacy-Criminal Workshop (**)

  • Michelene Brassel, Brassel and Packer Law Office (website)
  • Steven Karrer, Assistant Attorney General, Kansas Attorney General's Office
  • Ronald E. Wurtz, Retired (formerly Assistant Public Defender and Acting Federal Defender, Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas)