K.J. has acquired extensive litigation, appellate, and regulatory compliance experience and developed keen problem solving abilities through his work inside the judiciary and in private practice.
Within the judicial system, K.J. served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John W. Lungstrum, United States District Court for the District of Kansas, from 2002-2004. More recently, he served as Deputy General Counsel for Chief Justice Lawton Nuss of the Kansas Supreme Court from 2013-2015. Through these experiences, K.J. developed considerable expertise in appellate practice and unique insight into successful trial strategy. He remains actively engaged in the appellate community serving as an at-large member of the KBA's Appellate Practice Committee.
In the private sector, K.J. practiced law for an AV rated law firm in northern Colorado from 2004-2008, representing physician groups, health care providers, a multi-specialty clinic, and other businesses in civil litigation, including noncompete enforcement, breach of contract claims, physician ownership disputes, and other litigation matters in state and federal court. From 2008-2013, K.J. served as Senior Legal Counsel for Federated Insurance, an industry leading insurer offering property & casualty, life, and group health lines, where he handled employment disputes, regulatory compliance issues, and managed litigation in multiple state and federal venues.