Val Wachtel B.S. from Emporia Kansas State University in 1968, J.D. from Washburn University in 1974. Val Wachtel was admitted to practice The Supreme Court of the United States, Tenth United States Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Court for the District of Kansas; The Supreme Court of the State of Kansas; the Kansas Court of Appeals and the District Courts of the State of Kansas. Member American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Kansas Association for Justice, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Wichita Bar Association. Member ABA Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, ATLA Criminal law Section, KBA Litigation Section and Criminal Law Section. Reported Cases: United States v. Singleton, 144 F.2d 539 (10th Cir., Kan.1998), 165 F. 3d 1297 (10th Cir., Kan. 1999) and United States v. Carey, – F.3d, 1999 WL 215669 (10th Cir., Kan. 1999).