S. Lynn Bayes-Weiner

Top rated Estate Planning & Probate attorney in Overland Park, Kansas

Thomas & Bayes-Weiner LLC
S. Lynn Bayes-Weiner
Thomas & Bayes-Weiner LLC

Practice Areas: Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation; view more

Licensed in Kansas since: 2013

Education: University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

Thomas & Bayes-Weiner LLC

10955 Lowell Suite 710
Overland Park, KS 66210 Visit website

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Lynn Bayes-Weiner is an attorney and partner with the law firm Thomas & Bayes-Weiner, LLC, in Overland Park, Kansas. Ms. Bayes-Weiner has a practice devoted to estate planning and handles matters involving probate, trusts and wills. She serves clients in the Kansas City metropolitan area. She has been licensed to practice law in Missouri since 2012, and in Kansas since 2013.

Ms. Bayes-Weiner holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in counseling from Shippensburg University. She earned her law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. While attending law school, she served as symposia editor for the UMKC Law Review. She has also spoken on estate planning topics at various continuing legal education events.

Since beginning her law career, Ms. Bayes-Weiner has been recognized for her accomplishments. In 2012, she won the Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium Prize for an article titled “History Lessons from a So-Called ‘Death Tax:’ Making the Case for the Federal Estate Tax.”

Ms. Bayes-Weiner is an active member of the Kansas City and Missouri legal communities and belongs to various professional organizations. She is active in The Missouri Bar and serves on the organization’s subcommittee on digital assets and elder law subcommittee of the probate and trust committee.

Ms. Bayes-Weiner has a unique blend of experience thanks to her legal and counseling backgrounds. This allows her to counsel and litigate on behalf of a diverse group of clients as part of her practice.

Practice areas

Estate Planning & Probate, Estate & Trust Litigation

Focus areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Will Contests, Wills

  • 60% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 40% Estate & Trust Litigation

First Admitted: 2012, Missouri

Professional Webpage: https://jtpalaw.com/meet-the-team/lynn-bayes-weiner/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Missouri Bar Subcommittee on Digital Assets
  • Fiduciary Litigation Subcommittee of the Probate and Trust Committee of the Missouri Bar, 2016
  • Elder Law Subcommittee of the Probate and Trust Committee of the Missouri Bar, 2015
Educational Background:
  • Bachelors of Science in Education, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, 1988
  • Juris Doctorate, Law, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, 2012
  • Masters of Science, Counseling, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, 1992
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - Kansas Behavioral Regulatory Board  , 2002
  • Kansas Bar, 2013
  • Missouri Bar, 2012
  • Licensed Professional Counselor - Virginia Board of Counseling, 1996
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Articles and Symposium Editor, UMKC Law Review, 2011
  • Kansas City Estate Planning Symposia Ambassadors Subcommittee, 2020
  • Kansas City Estate Planning Symposia Ambassadors Subcommittee, 2019
  • Kansas City Estate Planning Symposia Ambassadors subcommittee, 2018
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Published writer, Family Broils and Private Terror: A Gender-Neutral, Psychologically-Based Approach to Domestic Violence and Asylum Law., UMKC Law Review, Law, 2011
  • Seminar on how to draft, what to consider when creating Durable Powers of Attorney for clients, Speaker, Understanding and Drafting Durable Powers of Attorney, University of Missouri-Kansas City CLE, Estate Planning Attorneys, 2023
  • Adjunct faculty speaker on topics in elder law, estate planning, and special needs planning, Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Presenter, PESI, Legal, 2012
  • Adjunct faculty speaker on topics in elder law, estate planning, and special needs planning, Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Presenter, NBI, Inc., Law, 2015
  • Speaker on topics in elder law and estate planning, Speaker, Continuing Legal Education Presenter, UMKC Continuing Legal Education, Law, Law, 2013
Honors/Awards:
  • Winner of the 2012 Prize in Tax for writing the scholarly article History Lessons From a So-Called Death Tax: Making the Case for the Federal Estate Tax., Kansas City Estate Planning Symposium, 2012
  • Awarded for outstanding legal writing by the UMKC Law Review, Legal Writing Award, UMKC School of Law, 2012
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Represented father in matter of mother's alleged abuse of two daughters., 2023
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Successfully defended against undue influence claim in creation of will and DPOA, non-probate transfers., 2023
  • Six figure settlement regarding breach of trust, breach of fiduciary duty under a conservatorship, unjust enrichment, conversion and fraud., 2022
  • Five figure settlement for breach of fiduciary duty case in which personal representative overcharged the estate for fees., 2019

Office location for S. Lynn Bayes-Weiner

10955 Lowell Suite 710
Overland Park, KS 66210

Phone: 913-871-1861

Selections

6 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2017 - 2022

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