ABOUT US

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Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson, Chartered (“KBYW”) is a midsized law firm located in Salina, Hays, and Overland Park, Kansas. KBYW serves clients in Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Missouri and throughout the United States. The firm was formed in 1961 when Thomas J. Kennedy and Robert B. Berkley merged their individual practices. In the early years, KBYW gained prominence for its general business and banking practices. Over the years KBYW has expanded its reach to include representation in all types of trial and appellate matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

Our attorneys provide representation in nearly all areas of the law, including business and banking transactions, civil litigation, domestic and family issues and employment and labor issues. Our attorneys are committed to delivering prompt and innovative solutions to KBYW’s diverse client base. The firm’s growth and success over the years is attributable to its treatment of each client as unique and special to the firm, whether the client is a large multi-national corporation or a sole proprietor. We believe in building and maintaining lasting relationships with our clients. Regardless of the legal issue, we understand that to provide responsive and pragmatic legal advice, we must understand our clients’ needs and understand their industries.

The members of our firm are actively engaged in industry associations and frequently serve as seminar speakers and commentators regarding issues in their respective practice areas. Our attorneys are provided with state of the art computer, technical and research resources so that the attorneys can stay abreast of new developments in their practice areas to best serve our clients. KBYW believes attorneys have a special responsibility to serve their community. The firm’s attorneys are therefore active in a host of governmental, community, civic boards and organizations and various not-for-profit organizations.