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Chadler E. Colgan

Chadler E. Colgan

Location:
Kansas City, Kansas
Phone:
913-721-9999
Fax:
913-721-9964
Email:

Chad has practiced in both large and mid-sized firms for over a decade specializing in business litigation, property rights and appeals with an expertise in research and writing.  In 2017 he joined his parents at the Colgan Law Firm to bring those skills to businesses and individuals that need an aggressive litigation attorney who is a problem solver first and foremost.  Not all lawsuits are alike and Chad is proficient at analyzing your case and determining the appropriate strategy to achieve the best results.  

Chad has also practiced both family and criminal law and can offer those services in addition to business and personal civil litigation helping small business owners and individuals that are owed money or defending those claims when disputes arise.  These types of cases need someone who will work out creative solutions and litigate in court when necessary.  Chad’s practice has also included extensive real estate litigation, title disputes, homeowner’s association representation along with debtor’s rights and consumer law cases.  Chad's courtroom experience has included both civil and criminal jury trials along with numerous oral arguments in state district and appellate courts.  

If you have any type of civil dispute or potential civil lawsuit he can assist with those matters in addition to all family and criminal law cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Business, Commercial and Personal Civil Litigation
  • Family Law (child custody, divorce, paternity, child support)
  • Landlord/Tenant, Real Estate and Quiet Title
  • Criminal Defense (DUI, Felony and Misdemeanor)
  • Debtor's Rights and Consumer Law
  • Adoption, Guardianship, Guardian Ad Litem and Mediation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2000
  • Missouri, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, 2000

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • J.D. - May, 2000
    • Honors: Dean's Honors
    • Law Review: Washburn Law Journal, Member, 1999 - 2000
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1997
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Missouri Criminal Practice, 2012 Cumulative Supplement: Representing Clients Before Investigative Bodies

Representative Clients

  • In re Marriage of Kimbrell, 34 Kan.App.2d 413; 119 P.3d 684 - 2005
  • Whitney v. Alltel Communications, Inc., 173 S.W.3d 300 - 2005

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers Rising Star , 2008 - 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • KCMBA

Past Employment Positions

  • White Goss, a Professional Corporation, Senior Associate, 2007 - 2016
  • Armstrong Teasdale, LLP, Associate

Pro Bono Activities

  • Cedars Homes Association, Inc., 2007 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Mediation
  • Guardian Ad Litem

Languages

  • English

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