Sorensen, Diane H.


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Contact Information
Name:
Sorensen, Diane H.
Address:
300 N. Mead
Suite 200
Wichita, KS 67202
Phone:
316-262-2671
Fax:
316-383-6554
Email:
Website:
Practice Region:
Wichita, KS


Bar Admissions
District of Kansas:
12226 ()
Others:
-
In Good Standing:
Yes


ADR Experience
Experience:
Lead mediator in numerous federal, state, and administrative cases.
Lead Mediator Sessions:
Co-Mediator Sessions:
Counsel for a Party Sessions:
50+
-
20


ADR Training
Course Info:
Training through Association of Attorney Mediators; Bethel College; Heartland Mediators; KIPCOR.
Total CME Hours:
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas:
30+

No


Legal Experience
Experience:
I am a shareholder/director at Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy in Wichita, Ks, where I have been practicing primarily employment law and litigating for over 30 years. I joined Morris Laing after clerking for the Honorable Patrick F. Kelly of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. In litigation, I represent both plaintiffs and defendants. I am a frequent presenter at seminars, have written numerous articles for professional journals, and provide in-house training and investigations for businesses.
Active Litigation:
30+ Years
15% representing Plaintiffs
85% representing Defendants
90% in Federal Courts
10% in State Courts
Other Experience:
-
Education:
Undergraduate: Kansas State University, B.S. in Secondary Education (Mathematics and English majors) in 1981 Law School: The University of Kansas School of Law, J.D. in 1984.
Additional Details:
Employment Law Panel Member for American Arbitration Association; Panel Member of Commission on Judicial Conduct for the State of Kansas; Former Chair of Kansas Bar Journal Board of Editors; Kansas Bar Association Employment Law Section Board Member; Federal Bench-Bar Committee (2016-2018); Kansas Bar Association Outstanding Service Award 2006; Commissioned Stephen Minister.


Fee Structure
Rate:
$225 per hour for preparation and the mediation itself, typically shared equally by the parties, but can work with the parties on the fee if the cicrumstances warrant the same.
U.S. Federal Court District of Kansas