Practice Areas

Business Transactions and Litigation

FPS&S provides counsel and representation to businesses large and small on matters of formation, contracts, real estate, sale transactions, regulation, employment, insurance and finance.

All Practice Areas

Administrative Law

With an office in the capital city of Topeka, FPS&S has established close connections to the substantive, procedural and political workings of numerous state agencies in Kansas. FPS&S represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of administrative...

Appellate Practice

FPS&S attorneys have been responsible for numerous published opinions in a broad range of areas, including subject matter and personal jurisdiction, civil rights, employment, products liability, and insurance coverage disputes. The firm provides advice to clients...

Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights

J.B. King, Managing Partner, has more than 25 years of experience in bankruptcy and matters involving creditors' rights. King regularly represents creditors in bankruptcy proceedings as well as counsels and represents small businesses and individuals who are...

Civil Defense Litigation

FPS&S attorneys are recognized as accomplished tort litigators. Four of our partners have been recognized for many years by Best Lawyers in America® in the area of personal injury litigation. We have decades of trial experience in state and federal courts. For...

Civil Rights

FPS&S attorneys have a reputation as pace setters in the defense of civil rights claims against public entities. We have defended hundreds of claims under state and federal law, including claims under 42 U.S.C. ┬ž1981 and 1983. Our attorneys have been recognized as...

Construction Litigation

FPS&S represents clients in litigation arising out of construction projects and activities. We have developed relationships with architects, engineers, contractors, and owners, and seek to involve them in the entire litigation process, paying particular attention...

Corporate Law

FPS&S attorneys advise clients in the formation and upkeep of corporate entities. We are a full service firm for small businesses who need advice and assistance with ongoing regulatory concerns, licensing, and transactions.

Employment Law

FPS&S attorneys are well known for success in handling complex litigation involving Title VII claims, employment contracts, accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, retaliation, discrimination and sexual harassment...

Government Liability

FPS&S is recognized in Kansas and Missouri as a leader in representation of city and county governments, school districts and other public entities in a wide range of legal matters, including employment, law enforcement, civil rights, open records and meetings,...

Insurance Law and Defense

FPS&S frequently represents insurance carriers and their insureds in a wide range of matters, offering a broad spectrum of professional services. FPS&S attorneys also represent and advise insurance carriers in coverage disputes, declaratory judgment actions,...

Mediation

FPS&S Attorney, E. Dudley Smith has more than 45 years of trial and litigation experience in Kansas and Missouri. He leads the way for our Mediation team in nearly all areas of the law. Mr. Smith has been with FPS&S since 1966 and has been listed in the Best...

Medical Malpractice

FPS&S has more than 40 years of experience representing health care professionals in administrative processes and malpractice litigation. FPS&S attorneys have represented physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, hospitals, home health agencies,...

Product Liability

FPS&S has successfully defended manufacturers and retailers in product liability claims for more than 50 years. FPS&S attorneys strive to understand the product design and manufacturing process involved in a particular case and develop a collaborative...

Professional Liability

FPS&S regularly represents the interests of professionals, including accountants, appraisers, architects, engineers, lawyers, real estate agents, real estate brokers, home inspectors, clergy, and health care professionals in litigation involving professional...

Real Estate and Zoning Law

FPS&S attorneys advise a diverse clientele on matters involving property acquisition, financing, platting and development. FPS&S attorneys are also recognized as accomplished in counseling and representing government bodies on issues of zoning and land use,...