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Mr. Slape has been in practice for more than 35 years. He is a founding partner in the law firm of Slape & Howard, Chartered, and has extensive emphasis and experience representing injured claimants in workers compensation cases and victims of motor vehicle collisions. Mr. Slape is licensed in the State of Kansas and admitted to practice in the District Courts, Appellate Courts, and Administrative Courts of this State, and also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, District of Kansas, and the United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit.
Education: Bachelors of Arts, with Honors, Wichita State University (1971) Political Science/History/Economics. Juris Doctor, University of Kansas School of Law (1974)
Memberships and Associations: Member of the Wichita, Sedgwick County, and Kansas Bar Associations; Kansas Association of Justice, Board of Governors and Workers Compensation Committee; National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives.
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Mr. Howard began practicing in 1979, and was a founding partner in the law firm of Slape & Howard, Chartered. He dedicated himself to representing claimants in workers' compensation cases and social security disability claims. Additionally, he devoted years of his practice to representing consumer debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. Mr. Howard was licensed in the State of Kansas and admitted to practice in the District Courts, Appellate Courts, and Administrative Courts of this state, and was admitted to practice before the United States District Court, District of Kansas, and the United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit. His presence personally and professionally made a difference in many lives, and is sorely missed.
Education: Bachelors of Arts, Cum Laude, Wichita State University (1974) History/ Philosophy. Juris Doctor, with honors, Washburn University (1979)
Mr. Slape has been practicing for 12 years and focuses his practice in the areas of Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Litigation. Mr. Slape is licensed in the State of Kansas and admitted to practice in the District Courts, Appellate Courts, and Administrative Courts of this State, and also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, District of Kansas, and the United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit. Mr. Slape has argued cases to the Kansas Appellate Courts and Appeals Board. Mr. Slape has handled cases in multiple jurisdictions throughout the State of Kansas.
Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Nevada Las Vegas, (1994). Juris Doctorate, Washburn University School of Law, (1998). Awarded National Bankruptcy Institute 1998 Student of the Year
Memberships and Associations: Member of the Wichita, Sedgwick County, and Kansas Bar Associations; Kansas Association of Justice Board Of Governors.
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Cindy is a Wichita native, and attended Wichita North High School and Wichita State University. Before joining the firm in 1993, Cindy spent ten years as an account executive and later Director of Marketing for The Design Centre. She has been a life-long community activist and volunteer and was previously a precinct committee person, managed a variety of campaigns for state and local office, and was a Commissioner of the Wichita Housing Authority. Cindy manages accounting matters and client disbursements for the firm.
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Lisa is a Wichita native, and attended High School at Southeast and Campus. She earned her Associates of Arts degree from Baker University Professional Graduate Studies. Before being employed at Slape & Howard, Chartered in 2003, Lisa worked as an assistant to Mark J. Lazzo (formerly of Klenda, Mitchell, Austerman & Zuercher, L.L.C.) from 1995 to 2002. While working with Mr. Lazzo, Lisa assisted in various cases including bankruptcy, personal injury, workers compensation, international business contracts, corporate litigation, and various general legal matters. Lisa has utilized her legal experience to assist in various cases at Slape & Howard, Chartered and assists in the day to day office managerial duties, including accounting, client disbursements, and providing a pleasant working environment for the employees.
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Delynn Nelson grew up in Wichita and graduated from East High School. She attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree as well as a Paralegal Certificate from the Paralegal Studies Institute at Pittsburg State University. She has worked for Slape & Howard since 2001 focusing her work in the areas of workers compensation and personal injury. Delynn is active in Beta Sigma Phi sorority and a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Wichita, Kansas.
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Miriam Vasquez grew up in Wichita and graduated from North High School. She graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Psychology. Miriam is bilingual, and has worked for Slape & Howard since 2004, focusing her work in the areas of workers compensation, personal injury and social security disability.
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Cheryl has been employed as a part-time employee for Slape and Howard since June 2001. Although her official title is Legal Courier, she performs a variety of other tasks for the firm. Cheryl graduated from Wichita State University in 1992 with a B.A. in Secondary Education and with a Comprehensive Social Studies Teaching Endorsement. She currently teaches A.P. United States History, US History I & II, and law related courses at Northeast Magnet High School in Wichita, Kansas. In addition to her teaching duties, she sponsors the Student Council and National Honor Society. She is passionate about community service activities and is a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church.
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