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In The News

July 24, 2017

Scott Sanders and Katy Tompkins coached their YMCA volleyball team to their first place finish in the 13U Advanced Farha league tournament! Thank you Scott and Katy for giving your time to our community and our youth.

June 28, 2017

Congratulations to Jennifer Hill, who has been named to the Kansas Board of Examiners of Court Reporters. Chief Justice Lawton Nuss appointed Jennifer to a three-year term that begins on July 1. The Board oversees the certification and conduct of all court reporters in Kansas. We are proud of Jennifer’s service to the bar.

May 25, 2017

Travis Cook has been appointed as a Commissioner to the Colwich Planning Commission. Travis, a resident of Colwich, will participate in reviewing and addressing zoning matters in his community. We are proud of your civic engagement.

March 29, 2017

Congratulations to Erin Sommer Good, who was recently elected to the Board of Directors for League 42. League 42’s mission is to provide every child in Wichita the opportunity to play youth baseball. We are proud of Erin’s service to our community, and we can’t wait for the season to start.

January 10, 2017

McDonald Tinker PA is honored to be recognized by AM Best as “Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters”.

December 23, 2016

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of retired McDonald Tinker partner, Alvin “Al” Herrington, who passed away on December 23, 2016, at the age of 86. Al was with McDonald Tinker for more than fifty years, and he will always be an important part of the firm.

Herrington, Alvin

November 20, 2016

We are proud to announce that all six partners were named to the 2016 Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers List. Vince Burnett, Kelly Donley, Ed Keeley, and Scott Sanders were each named a “Super Lawyer.” Jennifer Hill and Dallas Rakestraw were recognized by the publication as “Rising Stars.”

October 17, 2016

McDonald Tinker PA is proud to announce that Martin Keenan has joined the firm as of counsel. Martin’s practice focuses primarily on family law, criminal defense, and personal injury cases.

Martin is a second-generation attorney originally from Great Bend, Kansas. He was inspired to go to law school after growing up around his father’s law practice. For 25 years, Martin practiced in Great Bend. He recently moved to Wichita and is looking forward to assisting clients in Wichita and the surrounding communities. “Wichita is a wonderful place to practice law,” Martin said. “I am proud to be part of the McDonald Tinker team.”

With the addition of Martin, McDonald Tinker expands its practice areas to include criminal defense and family law matters. “We are very excited to have Marty on board,” said Managing Partner P. Kelly Donley. “Marty is a talented attorney, and his experience with family law and criminal defense matters will allow McDonald Tinker to better serve our clients.”

In addition to his busy practice, Martin has taught history, political science, and constitutional law at the collegiate level. In his spare time, he enjoys studying and writing about Great Bend and Kansas history.

August 24, 2016

Kelly Donley, McDonald Tinker PA attorney, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers© in America in the practice of Workers Compensation Law – Employers.

Ed Keeley, McDonald Tinker PA attorney, has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers© in America in the practice of Civil Rights Law.

July 26, 2016

Congratulations to McDonald Tinker attorneys Scott Sanders and Kate Tompkins! For the second time this summer, their 11U YMCA Advanced Volleyball team, coached by Scott and Katy, captured the regular season title. The Wildcats finished the season with a match record of 7-1 and got 2nd place in the tournament. Congratulations Wildcats! McDonald Tinker is very proud of Scott and Katy’s efforts in our community. The YMCA is fortunate to have them as volunteer coaches.

April 18th, 2016

McDonald Tinker attorney, Kelly Donley, crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon with a finish time of 3:51:49. Only 12 percent of marathon finishers qualify for the Boston Marathon. This is an incredible accomplishment. Congratulations to Kelly!

March 4, 2016

Several McDonald Tinker employees volunteered at Clean Slate Day. This project, which was put on by the Wichita Bar Association, allowed economically disadvantaged individuals to expunge certain eligible convictions. The idea was to offer a second chance to deserving individuals. McDonald Tinker attorneys Jennifer Hill, Travis Cook, and Erin Good, as well as runner Don Barker, volunteered their time and skills to help with Clean Slate Day. McDonald Tinker is proud to be part of a bar that pursues events such as Clean Slate Day, and we were happy to have several employees participate in this great project.

November 24, 2015

The Kansas Supreme Court released its opinion in Hoesli v. Triplett, Inc., finding in favor of attorneys Dallas Rakestraw and Vince Burnett’s client. Dallas and Vince successfully advocated for a new interpretation of a key provision of the Kansas Workers Compensation Act. In addition to winning this appeal on behalf of their client, the new Kansas Supreme Court decision will likely benefit many of McDonald Tinker’s other clients going forward. Dallas was interviewed by Work Comp Central, a national publication about workers compensation law about his successful argument before the Kansas Supreme Court. If you are interested in a full copy of the article, e-mail Dallas drakestraw@mcdonaldtinker.com.

November 9, 2015

McDonald Tinker’s billing manager, Myrna Wood and her husband Todd, participated in the American Legion Riders color guard for the Marion County Toy Run. Myrna collected donations for a month to raise money for the Toy Run. The donations were used to purchase bicycles and helmets for children. Myrna also collected additional cash donations which will be used to purchase more toys for area children. Myrna and Todd have participated in this great cause for the past 15 years.

October 20, 2015

Super Lawyers Magazine recently published its annual lists of Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Kansas and Missouri. No more than 5% of attorneys in the state are named “Super Lawyers,” and only 2.5% of attorneys in the state are selected as Rising Stars. Several McDonald Tinker attorneys were selected. Congratulations to Vincent Burnett (Super Lawyer for Workers’ Compensation), Kelly Donley (Super Lawyer for Workers’ Compensation), Ed Keeley (Super Lawyer for Employment & Labor), Scott Sanders (Super Lawyer for Civil Litigation, Defense), Jennifer Hill (Rising Star for Appellate Practice) and Dallas Rakestraw (Rising Star for Workers’ Compensation).

October 8, 2015

Kelly Donley and Ed Keeley were recently recognized by Best Lawyers in America for their work in workers compensation law and civil rights law, respectively.

April 20, 2015

McDonald Tinker participated in Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Over the past six weeks, the firm has been fundraising for BBBS, and the bowling event was the culmination. In total, McDonald Tinker raised $2,545 for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

February 15, 2015

Super Lawyers magazine recently announced that 6 attorneys from McDonald Tinker have been recognized as Kansas Super Lawyers for 2014. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected as Super Lawyers, and no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected as Rising Stars. Congratulations to Vince Burnett (Super Lawyer), Kelly Donley (Super Lawyer), Ed Keeley (Super Lawyer), Scott Sanders (Super Lawyer), Jennifer Hill (Rising Star), and Dallas Rakestraw (Rising Star). Also, Scott Sanders was selected to 2014 Super Lawyers Business Edition in the practice group of Litigation.

February 15, 2015

Attorney, Jennifer Hill, was elected Wichita Bar Association President for 2014-2015. Her election is very well deserved, and McDonald Tinker is proud to have one of their own playing such a vital role in the local legal community.

October 30, 2014

Attorney, Scott Sanders, was awarded Coach of the Year for the East YMCA. He and other coaches were recognized at a banquet at the YMCA South Farha Center in October. Scott has volunteer coached every year since 2007 in soccer, t-ball, volleyball and basketball with his three daughters on his various teams. He continues to coach volleyball and basketball at the YMCA and Magdalen Catholic School. Attorney, Katy Tompkins, coaches volleyball with him at the YMCA and Magdalen.