Stephen Netherton is a partner in the firm. He is a trial lawyer focusing on civil litigation defense, medical malpractice defense, and health care law.
Since joining the firm in 2013, Stephen has developed an active practice in all stages of litigation in state and federal courts. Through his motion practice, he has successfully achieved dismissal and summary judgment in numerous cases. In his cases that have proceeded to trial, Stephen has obtained defense verdicts as lead and second-chair counsel in multiple trials in both state and federal court. At the appellate level, he has briefed and argued several cases before the Kansas Court of Appeals and Kansas Supreme Court, including successfully clarifying the law pertaining to the corporate practice of medicine for Kansas physicians and ambulatory surgery centers.
Stephen was born and raised in Kansas, attending Mid-America Nazarene University on a baseball scholarship. Following college, he was drawn to Baylor University School of Law, where he received multiple advocacy awards, including a National Championship in mock trial, and graduated with honors. Stephen and his wife were happy to return to their hometown of Wichita to raise their family.
Undergrad: B.A. Mid America Nazarene University, 2009 magna cum laude
Law School: Baylor University, 2013 cum laude
Year Started Practicing: 2013
Central Kansas Medical Center v. Stanley M. Hatesohl, M.D., et al., Kansas Supreme Court Nos. 113,675 and 113834 (2018)