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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 2015
** indicates teaching Spring 2016

Aline Barrett (*), Kansas Mediation Concepts

Joseph W. Booth (**), Law Offices of Joseph W. Booth (website)
Financial Issues in Divorce

Michelene L. Brassel (**), Private Practice
Juvenile Offender

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

Amii Castle (**), Law Clerk, U.S. District Court Judge Carlos Murguia

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

Ronald Dees (* and **), Director of Bar Services, Washburn University School of Law
Mastering Legal Analysis

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

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 (*), KRGC Counsel, Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission
Trial Advocacy Competition

Amy Hanley (*), Assistant Attorney General, Kansas Attorney General's Office
Trial Advocacy Competition

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

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

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

Linda Laird (*), Kansas Mediation Concepts

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

Sarah Martello, Esq. (**), Martello Friedel Law Group, Gainesville and Orlando, Florida (website)
Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers, Estates, and Trusts

Glen McBeth (**), Washburn Law Library
Law Practice Technologies

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

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

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

Duston J. Slinkard (*), Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney, Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas
Civil Procedure II

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

Angel Zimmerman (*), Zimmerman & Zimmerman, P.A. (website)
Law Practice Management

Pretrial Advocacy-Criminal Workshop

  • Steven Karrer, Assistant Attorney General, Kansas Attorney General's Office
  • Jared S. Maag, Chief of Criminal Division, Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas
  • Ronald E. Wurtz, Retired (formerly Assistant Public Defender and Acting Federal Defender, Office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas)