Perkins, Kathy

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Contact Information
Perkins, Kathy
700 Massachusetts St, Suite 303
Lawrence, Kansas 66044
Practice Region:
Topeka, KS

Bar Admissions
District of Kansas:
18339 ()
States-Idaho (1983); Missouri (1997); D.C. (2002). Federal-Districts of Idaho, Kansas, W.D. Missouri, E.D. Missouri; 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th Circuits, U.S. Supreme Court
In Good Standing:

ADR Experience
I have been involved in approximately 100 mediations as an advocate or mediator. In 2008 I started my own mediation and workplace law dispute resolution practice. I first mediated cases in Idaho, but have acted primarily as counsel for parties in mediations after moving to Kansas.
Lead Mediator Sessions:
Co-Mediator Sessions:
Counsel for a Party Sessions:

ADR Training
Course Info:
Mediation Training Seminar - Idaho Attorney General’s Office - 9/94 Mediation Skills - Pepperdine Institute of Dispute Resolution - 7/95 International Academy of Mediators Spring Conference - 5/08 Mediation Update - UMKC Law CLE - 6/08 (taught)
Total CME Hours:
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas:


Legal Experience
Kathy Perkins LLC 2/08 to present (Mediations, Workplace Law - training, investigations & employer counseling) Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLC - Managing Member - 3/02 to 2/08 (Representing employers in litigation, training and counseling) Stinson, Mag & Fizzell - Shareholder - 10/96 to 3/02 (Counseling and representing employers in litigation) Stoel Rives LLP - Boise Idaho - (representing employers in litigation & outside counsel for Idaho Education Association; also defended product, commercial and construction disputes)
Active Litigation:
25 Years
5% representing Plaintiffs
95% representing Defendants
80% in Federal Courts
20% in State Courts
Other Experience:
J.D. Harvard Law School - 1983 B.S. Civil Engineering, Kansas State University - 1980
Additional Details:
Jury Trial Litigation of Employment Claims-faculty member for two day program (2004-2007); frequent speaker on employment law topics at local, regional, and national programs. Recent speaking engagements and papers include: Ethical Issues in Negotiation & Mediation, KBA ADR Section-November 2011; Mediating Employment Disputes, ABA ADR Section & Heartland Mediators Association-April 2011; Gender Issues in Negotiation & Mediation, Association of Missouri Mediators (AMM) & KIPCOR-Fall 2010; Mediation Advocacy, AMM-Fall 2010 & KBA ADR Section-November 2008.

Fee Structure
$250 per hour, three hour minimum, preparation included with no additional charge Sliding scale available in appropriate cases
U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas


U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas