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Olivia Black

associate

Bio
Education
Court Admissions
Honors
Professional Memberships
Community Involvement

Our Professionals

Olivia Black

Partner

LAFORGE@HITEFANNING.COM
Bio
Education
Court Admissions
Honors
Professional Memberships
Community Involvement
Publications and Presentations

Bio

Olivia Black is an associate with the firm and primarily practices in the areas of civil litigation defense and medical malpractice.

Olivia received her Juris Doctor from University of Kansas School of Law, where she held various leadership roles. She served as lead negotiator on the KU Transactional Law competition team and received the UCLA Best Draft Winner and 2nd Overall Competition Winner. She participated in the KU Medical-Legal Partnership, served as a KU Law Dean’s Fellow and was the Vice-President of the Black Law Students Association.

Olivia earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and graduated Cum Laude from Wichita State University.  Prior to attending law school, she worked for HCA Wesley.  While attending law school, sheserved as a research assistant at KU,  and completed internships with the Johnson County District Court, as well as two law firms in the Overland Park and Lawrence areas. Olivia also managed to find time to get involved in her community as a volunteer, all the while developing her culinary skills!

Olivia is excited to bring her legal skills to the Wichita community.

Education

Undergrad:  B.S. in Health Science, Wichita State University, 2017 Cum Laude
Law School:  University of Kansas, 2022
Year Started Practicing: 2022

Court Admissions

  • Kansas, 2022
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2022

Honors

  • UCLA Best Draft Winner, KU Transactional Law Competition 2021
  • Second Place, Overall winner of the KU Transactional Law Competition 2021

Professional Memberships

  • Wichita Bar Association, 2022 – present
  • Kansas Bar Association (KBA), 2022-Present
  • American Bar Association (ABA), 2022-Present
  • Wichita Women Attorneys Association, 2022-Present

Community Involvement

  • Urban Professionals of Kansas

Publications and Presentations

  • “Analyzing General Liability Claims,” Kansas Medical Mutual Insurance Company, 2008
  • “Work Disability Thresholds,” Lorman Education Services, 2004
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