Shannon D. Wead
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Wichita Office
1551 N. Waterfront Parkway
Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466
T: 316.291.9518
F: 866.347.9611
Practice Areas
Commercial & Complex Litigation
Creditors' Rights/Bankruptcy
Insurance Defense Litigation
Trade Secret & Noncompete Litigation
Governmental Liability
Real Estate
Washburn University, J.D. (1997)
  • cum laude, Notes Editor - Washburn Law Journal
Drury College, B.S., (1992)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas (1997)
  • Kansas (1997)
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Shannon D. Wead, Partner

Mr. Wead “cut his legal teeth” in the area of insurance defense, which gained him significant trial and courtroom experience. He now focuses his practice on representing clients in a wide variety of general complex commercial litigation and creditors’ rights matters. He routinely works with business and banking clients on litigation matters that involve contract disputes, foreclosure, landlord-tenant disputes, mechanic’s liens, real property, and torts. In the creditors’ rights area, Mr. Wead represents creditors on a wide array of matters, including, but not limited to, alleged fraudulent conveyance and fraudulent transfer claims, alleged preference claims, and executory contract issues. Mr. Wead enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers reflecting exemplary professional expertise, experience and stature.
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 2013-2017
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Community Involvement
  • Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas – Former Chairman of the Board

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  • Mr. Wead has successfully litigated several jury trials as a first chair lawyer.

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  • Parsing the new Kansas garnishment law: Lettuce keep you out of a pickle
    -Kansas Employment Law Letter, Vol. 9, No. 7
  • Comment, Statutory Interpretation: Boy Scouts in the Bible Belt.
    -35 Washburn L.J. 359

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Bankruptcy Reform: Certain Provisions Effective as of April 20, 2005

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