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Sorensen, Diane H.

Contact Information:

Name: Sorensen, Diane H.
Address: 300 N. Mead, Suite 200, Wichita, KS 67202
Phone: 316-262-2671
Fax: 316-383-6554
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: 50+
Co-Mediator Sessions: -
Counsel for a Party Sessions: 20

ADR Training

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