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Contact Information

Sorensen, Diane H.
Morris,Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy
300 N. Mead Suite 200 Wichtia, KS 67202

Bar Admissions

District of Kansas:
Bar #12226 (1984)
In Good Standing:

ADR Experience

I have attended numerous mediations as an attorney for a party in my 25 years of practice. I have served as a mediator in 5 cases.
Lead Mediator:
10 times
Counsel for a Party:
20 times

ADR Training

Course Info:
On April 26,27, 2013, I attended the annual meeting and CLE of the Association of Attorney Mediators in Kansas City. This was 8.5 hours of CLE, all on the topic of advanced mediation. I am enrolled in the Advanced Civil Mediation course at Johnson County Community College scheduled for July 23-25, 2013. I have received my commission as a Stephen Minister which involved similar training to core mediation. Art Thompson has waived my core mediation requirement and I will be approved pursuant to Rule 902 following the Advanced Civil Mediation class in July.
Total CME hours:
Approved Mediator for Civil Cases by the State of Kansas:

Legal Experience

I have been practicing employment law at Morris Laing for the past 25 years. Prior to that I was a law clerk of Chief Justice Schroeder of the Kansas Supreme Court, and then Judge Kelly of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. In my practice, I represent both defendants and plaintiffs. I also am a fairly frequent presenter at seminars, both for lawyers and for human resource managers. I also do in-house training for company management.
Active Litigation:
25 years
15% representing Plaintiffs
85% representing Defendants
90% in Federal Courts
10% in State Courts
Other Experience:
Prior to practicing law, I served for 4 years as a law clerk. At the federal court level, I was in the court room with Judge Kelly a majority of the time.
Undergraduate: Kansas State University, B.S. in Secondary Education (Mathematics and English majors) in 1981 Law School: The University of Kansas School of Law, J.D. in 1984.
Additional Details:
Commissioned Stephen Minister (2013) Member of Committee on Judicial Qualifications, Kansas KBA Outstanding Service Award 2006 Former Chair of Kansas Bar Journal Board of Editors Former President of KBA Employment Law Section Wichita Bar Association Outstanding Service Award, 1997

Fee Structure

$225 per hour for preparation and the mediation itself, typically shared equally by the parties, but can work with the parties on the fee if the cicrumstances warrant the same.

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