Kansas City Foulston Siefkin LLP Attorneys Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Lists


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Overland Park, KAN. – A total of 66 Foulston Siefkin attorneys have been recognized in the 2023 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, including 7 honored as “Lawyer of the Year” in a specific practice area and city. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is a well-known reference work which uses peer feedback to develop lawyer rankings. Attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers® are reviewed by their peers based on professional experience and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing. Only one lawyer in each practice area and location is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," based on peer assessments. This designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity. Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their professional excellence.

The following Foulston attorney was recognized as the Best Lawyers® 2023 "Lawyer of the Year" in the Kansas City, Kansas practice area:

  • Tara Eberline – Employment Law - Management

The following 11 Overland-Park-based Foulston attorneys were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2023 in these practice areas and geographic location:

Kansas City, Kansas

  • Daniel Buller – Commercial Litigation
  • Vaughn Burkholder – Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Tara Eberline – Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, Litigation – Municipal
  • Jack M. Epps – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Leisure and Hospitality Law, Real Estate Law
  • Scott C. Nehrbass – Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - ERISA, Litigation - Intellectual Property, Litigation - Real Estate, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • James D. Oliver – Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate Law, Litigation - Antitrust, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy), Litigation - Securities, Mining Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • John C. Peck – Natural Resources Law, Water Law
  • Tony F. Rupp – Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Banking and Finance, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation - Municipal, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, Municipal Law, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Matthew D. Stromberg – Commercial Litigation
  • Issaku Yamaashi – Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Jim Zakoura – Energy Law (recognized under his previous firm name, Smithyman & Zakoura, Chartered)

The following seven Overland-Park-based Foulston attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in these practice areas:

Kansas City, Kansas

  • David R. Green – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction
  • Nancy Musick – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Sarah Otto – Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – Labor and Employment, Privacy and Data Security
  • Alex W. Schulte – Corporate Law, Health Care Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Sarah E. Stula – Appellate Practice, Civil Rights Law, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Eric Turner – Appellate Practice, Civil Rights Law, Commercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Amanda M. Wilwert – Administrative/Regulatory, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Health Care Law, Privacy and Data Security

About Foulston Siefkin LLP

As the largest law firm based in Kansas, with offices in Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita, Foulston Siefkin LLP provides legal services to a broad range of clients — from large national and international corporations to closely held businesses and individuals. Foulston’s lawyers are consistently recognized as among the leading lawyers in the United States. For more than 100 years, Foulston’s lawyers have provided counsel in a wide range of practice areas, including civil and complex litigation, tax, business matters, employment and labor, and healthcare. For more information, contact Tammy Allen, chief marketing officer, at 316.291.9572, tallen@foulston.com; or visit www.foulston.com.