Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution

The attorneys at Norris & Keplinger are experienced in alternative dispute resolution including mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation.  This includes mediation/arbitration in the areas of personal injury, insurance bad faith, product liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, construction claims, commercial disputes, securities and related claims against broker dealers and employment and labor matters.

Mike and Bruce serve as mediators and arbitrators. If you wish to speak with either Mike or Bruce about your alternative dispute resolution needs, please contact

Janet Bucher
913-323-3189

Appellate Practice

The attorneys at Norris & Keplinger handle appeals at all levels of state and federal court.  The firm has attorneys who are admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the various federal courts of appeal, and many state appellate courts (including Kansas and Missouri).

If you wish to speak with an attorney about filing or responding to an appeal, please contact:

Melissa Hilman
913-323-3196

Banking and Financial Institutions

If you wish to speak with Chris regarding a banking or financial issue, please contact:

Chris Lucas
913-323-3179

Construction Law

The attorneys at Norris & Keplinger have broad knowledge and experience in almost every area of construction law. The Firm’s construction attorneys are ready to provide quality and innovative advice, assistance and representation to clients through all phases of construction from initial planning and development to contract formation and performance to all types of dispute resolution processes.

Within the general area of Construction Law, the attorneys at Norris & Keplinger also specialize in the following:

  • Contract Formation
    • General Contract
    • Subcontracts
    • Labor and Materials
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Construction Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Government Contracts
  • Bond Issues
  • Bid Protests

If you wish to speak with an attorney about an issue related to construction law, please contact:

David Welder
913-323-3174

Employment and Labor Law and Litigation

The attorneys at Norris & Keplinger represent clients in all areas of the workplace, including wage and hour issues, discrimination, civil rights, and other labor issues.

The attorneys at Norris & Keplinger also work closely with employers to help them avoid problems through careful planning, while assisting them in building positive employee relations.

We specialize in the following employment law related areas:

  • Title VII
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor Relations
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • At-Will Employment
  • Employee Handbooks and Manuals
  • Workplace Employment Law Seminars
  • OSHA
  • Noncompetition Agreements and Litigation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Executive Agreements

Title VII

Title VII bars discrimination based on gender, race, national origin, religious background, and other affiliations. Our attorneys have a wealth of experience in defending against Title VII actions at the administrative level and in state and federal courts.

Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. Our attorneys have substantial experience in representing employers in ADA actions. We also assist employers with analyzing reasonable accommodations requests and other complicated ADA issues.

Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) governs minimum wage and overtime pay in the workplace. Our attorneys assist employers in determining whether they are covered by the FLSA and help businesses analyze the cumbersome regulations that govern the FLSA. The Firm also frequently helps employers analyze whether particular employees are exempt or non-exempt from the FLSA.

Our firm also represents individuals who believe they have a wage and overtime claim against their employer.

Family And Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) requires that employers employing fifty or more qualified workers within seventy-five miles of a worksite provide qualified employees with up to twelve weeks family and medical leave. The complicated regulations governing the FMLA present frequent challenges to businesses. Our attorneys represent employers and employees in FMLA litigation.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) bars discrimination against employees age forty or over. ADEA claims often arise during reductions in force (“RIFs”) and other termination settings. Our attorneys are experienced in assisting clients on structuring and executing RIFs and in representing employers and employees at all levels of ADEA litigation.

Noncompetition Agreements and Litigation

Our attorneys regularly draft noncompetition and confidentiality agreements.  Our attorneys also litigate the impact and enforceability of compete and confidentiality agreements by seeking court injunctions and declaratory relief.

Melissa Hillman
913-323-3196

Health Care Law

The attorneys at Norris & Keplinger represent a wide variety of health care providers, physician entities, managed care concerns and other health care industry businesses.  As a result, the Firm has broad exposure to the legal, regulatory and business issues impacting health care concerns in the changing health care environment.

If you wish to speak with an attorney about an issue related to health law, please contact:

John Hicks
913-323-3184

Litigation

Litigation is what the attorneys at Norris & Keplinger do best.  We handle all aspects of plaintiff and defendant work in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration.

Within the general area of Litigation, the attorneys at Norris & Keplinger, LLC also specialize in the following:

  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment and Wrongful Discharge Litigation
  • Health Care Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury and Tort Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Transportation Litigation
  • Insurance defense
  • Real estate
  • Breach of contract

John Hicks
913-323-3184

Personal Injury

The attorneys at Norris & Keplinger handle a wide variety of personal injury cases.  Our attorneys do work for several insurance companies, private business and individuals. The Firm also represents insurance companies in bad faith or coverage actions. Attorneys in this section of the Firm are among the most respected trial lawyers in Utah.
If you wish to speak with an attorney regarding a personal injury, please contact:

John Hicks
913-323-3184

Products Liability Litigation

The attorneys at Norris & Keplinger handle cases involving injuries that result from defective products including medical devices, automobiles, drugs and consumer products.  These products may be considered defective because of the design, construction or materials used in the product.  The products may also be considered defective due to a failure to warn.  Products liability cases can require extensive resources and experience to pursue.  In addition to having ready access to expert witnesses, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to bring your case to a resolution.

John Hicks
913-323-3184