Foulston Siefkin LLP

534 S. Kansas Ave #1400
Topeka, KS 66603
Phone: 785-233-3600
Fax: 785-233-1610
Foulston Siefkin LLP

Firm Profile

For nearly a century, Foulston Siefkin LLP has been one of the largest and most respected law firms in the state of Kansas and the Midwest. With nearly 90 attorneys serving in Wichita, Overland Park and Topeka, Foulston Siefkin LLP is a renowned Kansas institution and celebrates an unsurpassed tradition for legal excellence.

In 1919, Robert C. Foulston and George L. Siefkin founded a law firm in Wichita that quickly became known for its talented lawyers. The founders’ belief in the growth of the Kansas economy and its expanding legal needs served the company well from its very conception. From representing an emerging aircraft company, Boeing, in the early 20th century to representing Fortune 500 companies in the 21st century, Foulston Siefkin LLP is proud of its past history in Kansas and looks forward to its future endeavors in both Kansas and Missouri.

Foulston Siefkin LLP provides a full range of legal services to its clients that include civil and complex litigation, business matters, employment and labor and health care. The mission of Foulston Siefkin LLP is to provide valuable, first-rate professional services at a reasonable cost. Serving the interests of its clients, Foulston Siefkin has garnered recognition by both clientele and peers for its reputation of absolute honesty and integrity.

Foulston Siefkin LLP is proud of its long-standing status and reputation. However, it could not have attained such prestige if not for the dedication and hard work of its staff and attorneys. Foulston Siefkin is honored not only to serve its clients but also to acknowledge the accomplishments merited by its attorneys, which include several national recognitions and honors. The clients of Foulston Siefkin know that the services offered by these attorneys truly match the prestigious reputation of this law firm.


Practice Areas

Business Litigation (40%)

General Litigation (40%)

Employment & Labor (10%)

Health Care (10%)


Scholarly Lectures and Writings
  • OT 2008 U.S. Supreme Court Opinions:Summary & Analysis (Toby Crouse), 2009
  • OT 2009 U.S. Supreme Court Opinions: Summary & Analysis (Toby Crouse), 2010
  • OT 2007 U.S. Supreme Court Opinions:Summary & Analysis (Toby Crouse), 2008
  • Accommodations and the ADA - November 19, 2013
  • When Government Agencies Investigate - October 24, 2013
  • Health Care Reform Update - October 16, 2013
  • Non-Competes and Other Restrictive Covenants - September 11, 2013
  • Amendments to Kansas Unemployment Laws — August 28, 2013
  • Lessons From a Plaintiff - August 13, 2013
  • OSHA Compliance – July 31, 2013
  • Wage & Hour and Wage Payment Issues – July 17, 2013
  • HR Box Lunch Series, 2013
  • Employment Law Overview Workshop, November 6, 2013
  • Kansas Health Law Institute, October 18, 2013
  • Western Kansas Estate Planning Forum, September 26, 2013
  • Up Squeeze-out Merger Creek without a Paddle: Life in Kansas after Welch v. Via Christi Health Partners, Inc. (Francis J. Baalmann), 2007
  • Reversal of Fortune (Tara Eberline), 2007
  • Postal Service Delivers With Direct-Threat Defense (Teresa L. Shulda), 2007
  • Kansas Case Summaries (William P. Matthews), 2007
  • Quoted in - Weapons Policies Under Fire (Vaughn Burkholder), 2007
  • Kansas Bar Association’s 2007 Annual Survey, Torts Chapter (Brooke Bennett Aziere)
  • Foreign Debt: Forgiveness and Repudiation (Charles E. McClellan), 2007
  • Family Harmony: An All Too Frequent Casualty of the Estate Planning Process, 2007
  • Documentation + Consistent Policy Enforcement = No Retaliation (Tara Eberline), 2007
  • Dialing for Disaster: When Employees Talk on Cell Phones while Driving (Charles E. McClellan), 2007
  • Contributing Author, "Inside the Minds, Construction Law Litigation Strategies" (Wyatt A. Hoch), 2007
  • An Arbitration Anomaly: Less Specificity, Please (Francis J. Baalmann), 2007
  • Part Four, Chapter 4, Trust Procedures (Stewart T. Weaver)
  • Kansas Wage Payment Act: bigger than you think! (Charles E. McClellan), 2008
  • Kansas Bar Association's 2008 Annual Survey, Torts Chapter (Brooke Bennett Aziere)
  • Groundwater law and Management: The Asia (IWMI)-Kansas Program (John C. Peck), 2008
  • Focus on the HIPAA wellness plan regulation (Jason P. Lacey), 2008
  • Don’t take it personally: individual liability in employment law claims (Tara Eberline), 2008
  • Court Expands Title VII To Recognize 'Godfather' Retaliation Claims (C. Edward Watson II), 2008
  • Co-Author,Closely-Held Business in Estate Planning Treatise (Timothy P. O'Sullivan), 2008
  • Chapter Author, KBA Probate and Trust Administration Handbook (Timothy P. O'Sullivan), 2008
  • Civil Procedure Chapter (Scott C. Nehrbass), 2008
  • America, Land of (Extraterritorial) Discovery: Section 1782 Discovery for Foreign Litigants (Charles E. McClellan), 2008
  • 2009 FMLA Forms and Compliance Manual (Boyd A. Byers)
  • When Free Isn't Free: The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) (Forrest T. Rhodes Jr.), 2009
  • When Free Isn't Free: The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) (Donald D. Berner), 2009
  • Watch Your Language! The Kansas Law Review Survey of Official English and English-Only Laws and Policies (Bradley D. Serafine), 2009
  • Watch Your Language! The Kansas Law Review Survey of Official English and English-Only Laws and Policies (Joshua T. Hill), 2009
  • Title Examinations (Patricia Voth Blankenship), 2009
  • New Contracts in Kansas Can No Longer Contain Commonly Used Liability Indemnity Provisions, 2009
  • Land Description Errors: Recognition, Avoidance, and Consequences (John C. Peck), 2009
  • Kansas Estate Planning (Timothy P. O'Sullivan), 2009
  • Kansas Bar Association's, Annual Survey, Torts Chapter (Brooke Bennett Aziere), 2009
  • Fax Advertising: Complying with Federal Junk Fax Laws (F. Robert Smith), 2009
  • EEOC flexes its muscle on inflexible leave policies (Teresa L. Shulda), 2009
  • Education of Attorneys on Appeal and Cross Appeal (James D. Oliver), 2009
  • Difficult Employment Decisions in the Downturn (Vaughn Burkholder), 2009
  • Criminal Procedure Survey (Daniel J. Buller), 2009
  • Comparative Water Law and Management: The Yellow River Basin In Western China and the State of the Kansas In the Western United States (John C. Peck), 2009
  • Cloud Computing: Emerging Legal Issues, Data Flows, and the Mobile User (Daniel J. Buller), 2009
  • Church Leadership Compensation (C. Edward Watson II), 2009
  • Church Leadership Compensation (Kevin J. Arnel), 2009
  • Chapter on Like Kind Exchanges (Justan R. Shinkle), 2009
  • Chapter on Like Kind Exchanges (Harvey R. Sorensen), 2009
  • Chapter on Like Kind Exchanges (Andrew J. Nolan), 2009
  • Business Estate Plans Should Consider Family Harmony (Timothy P. O'Sullivan), 2009
  • What would Yogi say? HR guidance from baseball's accidental philosopher (Boyd A. Byers), 2010
  • Water district's firing of whistleblower all wet, court says (Jeffrey B. Hurt), 2010
  • Too Much Information: the Dangers of Social Media in the Workplace (Tara Eberline), 2010
  • Road map for whether Kansas wage and hour laws apply to you (Forrest T. Rhodes Jr.), 2010
  • Resting in Pieces: Traditional Estate Planning Fosters Family Disharmony, 2010
  • Quoted in Digital Divide: Employers Should Take Care Not to Cross Lines in Social Media Law - Corporate Counsel, 2010
  • On the Road Again: New Kansas Driving Laws (Daniel J. Buller), 2010
  • Legislative forecast (Charles E. McClellan), 2010
  • Kansas Lobbying Section, 2010
  • Kansas Intellectual Property Section (William P. Matthews), 2010
  • Kansas Governance Section (Kevin J. Arnel), 2010
  • Kansas Fundraising Section (Kevin J. Arnel), 2010
  • Kansas Forms of Organization Section (F. Robert Smith), 2010
  • Kansas Forms of Organization Section (Kevin J. Arnel), 2010
  • Annual Survey, Torts Chapter, Kansas Bar Association's (Brooke Bennett Aziere), 2010
  • Getting paid to sit at home and refuse to work (Boyd A. Byers), 2010
  • Get the message: OSHA says employers must ban texting while driving (Boyd A. Byers), 2010
  • For Ledbetter or Worse--The Fair Pay Act One Year Later (Charles E. McClellan), 2010
  • Exotic dancers exposed as employees, not independent contractors (Boyd A. Byers), 2010
  • Cloud Computing: Emerging Legal Issues for Access to Data, Anywhere, Anytime, 2010
  • But wait, there’s more: Cobra subsidy extended (Jason P. Lacey), 2010
  • Wrong number - please try again (Teresa L. Shulda), 2011
  • Worker Classifications Taking on New Importance (Tara Eberline), 2011
  • Worker Classifications Taking on New Importance (Vaughn Burkholder), 2011
  • Water Use and Reuse: The New Hydrologic Cycle (John C. Peck), 2011
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (Forrest T. Rhodes Jr.), 2011
  • Oh baby! Employee's pregnancy bias claim fails to bear fruit (Teresa L. Shulda), 2011
  • New Notice Rule Reaches out to Union and Nonunion Employers Alike (Forrest T. Rhodes Jr.), 2011
  • New Kansas Workers' Compensation Act offers something for everyone (Boyd A. Byers), 2011
  • Misclassification of Workers as Independent Contractors (Tara Eberline), 2011
  • Kansas Supreme Court makes Husky Hogs squeal (Boyd A. Byers), 2012
  • Kansas Bar Association's 2011 Annual Survey, Torts Chapter (Brooke Bennett Aziere), 2011
  • Fun in the Sun? Not While on FMLA Leave (Tara Eberline), 2011
  • ERISA fiduciary liability for following the plan's terms? (Jason P. Lacey), 2011
  • Employee's Failure to Cooperate Spells End of Harassment Claim (Teresa L. Shulda), 2011
  • Drafting Support and Discretionary Trusts: Navigating the Perils and Possibilities (Timothy P. O'Sullivan), 2011
  • Copyright Infringement in the Ether: RAM Buffering and the Copyright Act’s Duration Requirement, 2011
  • Winning the social media war (Donald D. Berner), 2012
  • The next wave of social media disputes: Who owns the account? (Donald D. Berner), 2012
  • Section 1983 and Dispositive Motions (Toby Crouse), 2012
  • OT 2011 U.S. Supreme Court Opinions: Summary & Analysis (Toby Crouse), 2012
  • Kids in Candyland: DOL audit reminds employers about child labor (Forrest T. Rhodes Jr.), 2012
  • Healthcare reform survives: What’s next for employers? (Jason P. Lacey), 2012
  • Court snaps Twigg's retaliation and FMLA claims (Joshua T. Hill), 2012
  • Another shot across the bow: NLRB challenges ‘at-will’ statements (Jeffrey B. Hurt), 2012
  • After the tempest: 2012 Kansas legislative session in review (Boyd A. Byers), 2012
  • Can You Make Employees Give More Notice Than the Pope? (Boyd A. Byers), 2013
  • Kansas Annual Survey, Volume XXIII, Torts (Bradley D. Serafine), 2013
  • 'Gimme that back' – big changes to Kansas Wage Payment Act (Boyd A. Byers), 2013Pro bono/Community Service
  • Southwestern College
  • Wichita Salvation Army
  • Wichita Grand Opera
  • Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center
  • United Methodist Open Door, Inc.
  • TFI Family Services, Inc.
  • Symphonic in the Flint Hills
  • Starkey Foundation, Inc.
  • Sedgwick County Zoological Foundation
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita
  • Orpheum Theatre
  • Mulvane Chamber of Commerce
  • Lupus Foundation Kansas Chapter
  • KPTS Ch. 8
  • Junior Achievement of Wichita, Inc.
  • HopeNet of Wichita
  • Heartspring
  • Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
  • Goodwill Industries of KS, Inc.
  • Fundamental Learning Center
  • Exploration Place
  • City Union Mission
  • Butler Community College Foundation
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Arts Partners
  • American Red CrossHonors and Awards
  • Best Lawyers names 18 practice area's "Lawyer of the Year" in 2013
  • Holly Dyer & Amy Lemley have been named 2 of the Top 250 Female Litigators
  • Foulston Siefkin Honored for M & A Deal of the Year - Softbank/Sprint
  • Chambers USA ranks Foulston Siefkin Attorneys Among Kansas's Top LawyersBar/Professional Activity
  • Wichita Bar Association
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    Office Location for Foulston Siefkin LLP

    534 S. Kansas Ave #1400
    Topeka, KS 66603

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