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Kennedy Berkley's Business & Finance Attorney John F. Thompson Promoted to Shareholder

James R. Angell, managing partner of Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson, Chtd. announces the promotion of business and finance attorney John F. Thompson, II from attorney to attorney shareholder.

Thompson joined Kennedy Berkley in 2011 as an associate attorney working in corporate law and in 2013 he moved to represent Kennedy Berkley as they opened the Olathe, Kansas branch, serving the firms’ clients in the Kansas City area.

“Thompson has been an integral part of the firm for nearly half a decade, starting as an associate then representing Kennedy Berkley in the opening of the Olathe branch,” Angell said. “It is a great privilege for our firm to have him step into more of a formal leadership role in our growing practice.”

Thompson added, “I am both honored and humbled by the opportunity to be a shareholder for Kennedy Berkley which has long established itself as a leader in the legal community.

His areas of practice include asset protection planning; banking; business law and contracts; business and succession planning; commercial loans; estate and long-term care planning; emerging companies and start-ups; real estate; special needs planning; and workouts and foreclosures.

Thompson earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Kansas State University, in 2003. He then received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2007 and is licensed to practice law in Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri, pending.

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Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson currently has 12 attorneys practicing in offices located in Salina, Hays and Olathe, Kansas. We serve institutions, corporations, and a variety of private client services; our attorneys build enduring relationships by providing legal counsel informed by business insight to help clients achieve their objectives. Kennedy Berkley is a full service law firm offering a comprehensive list of legal services including: Agribusiness; Business Law; Estate Planning and Probate; Collections and Landlord/Tenant; Administrative Law; Employment Law; Family Law (including adoption, divorce, child custody, child support, and others); Banking; Real Estate; Insurance; Civil Trial Practice; Health Care Law; and Personal Injury. For additional information, please visit the firm’s website at