Amy S. Lemley

Amy S. Lemley

Special Counsel


1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466

T: 316.291.9584

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Ms. Lemley focuses on complex litigation and the defense of professionals. Amy has defended hundreds of personal injury and medical negligence cases and tried more than seventy jury trials as lead counsel. She has represented many health care clients in the course of peer review investigations. She accepts carefully selected plaintiff’s cases, and was selected for the inaugural edition of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™ and has Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers. She was the first woman attorney in Kansas to be named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list and The Best Lawyers in America© as a leading lawyer in Medical Malpractice Law Defense and Personal Injury Defense Litigation in the United States. In 2015, Benchmark Litigation named Ms. Lemley a "Local Litigation Star" and one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation in the United States, and in 2014 she was recognized as a Top 50 Missouri & Kansas Women Super Lawyer®. Her peer memberships include the American Board of Trial Advocates.


  • University of Texas (J.D., 1982)
    International Law Journal
  • Texas Tech University (B.A., 1978)
    With Honors
  • Clarendon Junior College (A.S., 1975)


  • Kansas (1983)
Community Involvement
  • Kansas Legal Services, Board of Directors
  • YWCA, past Board of Directors
  • The Wichita Fellowship Club, past Board of Directors
  • Wichita Dog Training Club
  • Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas, past Chair
  • Prairie Quilt Guild
  • Wildlife Federation’s Certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat
  • American Heart Association, past Board Member
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Wichita Business Journal Women Who Lead in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 2021
  • Wichita Business Journal, Women in Business Honoree 2017
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys®, Lifetime Achievement Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers Fellow; member of the Attorney-Client Relationships Committee, 2016-2017
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, 1993-2024
  • Top 50 Women Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer, 2006, 2011-2016
  • Selected for inclusion in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® List, 2005-2007, 2010-2023 (a Thomson Reuters business)
  • Named by Benchmark Litigation 2012-2015 as one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation in the United States
  • Named a "Litigation Star" in the area of Dispute Resolution, 2011-2022
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers Inaugural 2011 edition
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association, Former Ag Law Newsletter Editor
  • Kansas Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Kansas Legal Services board member
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel Board of Directors, 2005
  • American Board of Trial Advocates Advocate, State Chair 2004-2005
  • Client Protection Fund Commission Chair, appointed by the Kansas Supreme Court
  • Defense Research Institute, Past Member; State Liaison for the Med Mal/Healthcare Section, 2006
  • International Association of Defense Counsel


  • Career Excellence: Staying the Course (Kansas Women Attorneys Association, 33rd Annual Conference)


  • In the Courtroom (Kansas Bar Association)
  • Physician Concerns: Medical Staff Membership and Privileges; On-Call and Coverage Issues including EMTALA and Joint Commission; and KS Board of Healing Arts Enforcement Activities (Foulston Siefkin Kansas Health Law Institute)


  • Ethical Issues with Electronic Evidence and Metadata Mining (Foulston Siefkin Ethics Seminar for Corporate Counsel)


  • A Career In The Courtroom (Defense Research Institute, DRIs Commission on Women as Defense Trial Counsel)
  • Mid-America Deposition Skills Program (National Institute for Trial Advocacy)


  • Expert Witnesses (Litigation All Stars, Kansas Bar Association)