Attorney Profile:

Wesley F. Smith

Wesley F. Smith: Attorney with Stevens & Brand, L.L.P.

Biography

Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Kansas & Missouri Super Lawyers. Staff Member and Student Articles Editor, Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy. Teaching Assistant, Legal Research and Writing. Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Kansas School of Law, Secured Transactions (2002). Author: "The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention Consumer Protection Act of 2005," Seventeen Months of Reflection; "Bankruptcy and Construction Chapter," Construction Law Handbook, Kansas Bar Association (2006); "Cram Down Banks Cram Back," Kansas Banker (2009); "Courts Give Banks Protection," Kansas Banker (2010); "Life is a Highway.. Even in Bankruptcy," Kansas Banker (2011). Co-Author: "Chapter 12: Farm Bankruptcy," Kansas Bankruptcy Handbook, Kansas Bar Association (2009).

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Litigation-Business and Commercial
  • Debtor and Creditors' Rights
  • Business Reorganization
  • Banking Law
  • Agriculture

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
785-843-0811  Phone
785-843-0341  Fax
www.StevensBrand.com
University Attended:
Oklahoma State University, B.S., Agricultural Economics, 1991
Law School Attended:
University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1997
Year of First admission:
1998
Admission:
1998, Kansas and U.S. District Court, District of Kansas; 2002, U.S. District Court, District of Missouri; 2007, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska; 2010, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; United States Bankruptcy Court for the Districts of Kansas, Western Missouri, Nebraska and Colorado
Memberships:
Douglas County Bar Association; Topeka Bar Association (1998—; Nominating Committee, 2005; Vice President, Young Lawyer Division, 2000-2001; Membership Chairman, Young Lawyer Division, 1998-1999); Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council (1998—; President, 2002-2003); American Inns of Court, Topeka Inn; Barrister (1999-2008; Program Director, 2002-2003); Lawrence Inn (2008—); U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Kansas (Bench Bar Committee, 2004-2007); Kansas Bar Association (President, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section, 2007-2008); Continuing Legal Education (Committee Chairperson, 2008-2011).
Special Agencies:
American Bankruptcy Institute; American Inns of Court; Topeka Area Bankruptcy Council; Topeka Lawyers Club.
Birth Information:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1967
Reported Cases:
In re: Miller, 270 B.R. 303 (D. Kan. 2001). In re: Tuttle, 291 F. 3d 1238 (10th Cir. 2002). In re: Mall, 2004 WL 2187166 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2004). In re: Sherlock, 2008 WL 4277719 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2008). In re: Boerger, 2009 WL 2240391 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2009). In re: Black Angus Holdings, LLC, 434 B.R. 612 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2010). In re: Bouton, 434 B.R. 624 (Bankr. D. Kan. 2010).
ISLN:
913430468

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 12 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/16/14 in Bankruptcy

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 05/08/14 in Bankruptcy

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 06/18/12 in Bankruptcy

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/01/09 in Bankruptcy

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Other Law Firm Position on 04/10/09 in Bankruptcy

    excellent lawyer. may be a judge in the future. one of the finest young lawyers i have known and continues to maintain this high level. i knew mr. smith in private pra... Read more

    excellent lawyer. may be a judge in the future. one of the finest young lawyers i have known and continues to maintain this high level. i knew mr. smith in private practice and have continued contact with him as a bankruptcy judge.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 04/10/09 in Bankruptcy Reorganization

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Other Corporate/Company position on 04/10/09 in Bankruptcy

    i have known mr. smith for over 10 years in courtroom, social, and legal organizations settings. he is widely regarded as an excellent counsel and of the highest ethical... Read more

    i have known mr. smith for over 10 years in courtroom, social, and legal organizations settings. he is widely regarded as an excellent counsel and of the highest ethical standards. i give him my unconditional support for your highest rating.in house counsel, topeka, ks

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Member on 04/10/09 in Bankruptcy

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Other Law Firm Position on 04/10/09 in Bankruptcy

    wes is an excellent lawyer. he is at the top of my list of lawyers to whom i would refer people. Read more

    wes is an excellent lawyer. he is at the top of my list of lawyers to whom i would refer people.

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Judge on 04/10/09 in Bankruptcy

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