Vince P. Wheeler
Vince is a civil litigator with extensive experience in defending personal injury and property loss claims. He has been involved in over 40 jury trials, and has argued appeals in both the Kansas Supreme Court and the Kansas Court of Appeals. In 1993, following the Kansas legislature’s passage of the statutory scheme for imposing punitive damages, he appeared before the Kansas Supreme Court in the watershed case of Smith v. Printup, arguing in support of the constitutionality of the statute, which was upheld. More recently, his arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court led to the Court clarifying state law dating back to the 19th century regarding the damages recoverable by a landowner for property loss. That case, Evenson v. Lilley, is considered a victory for Kansas ranchers who may inadvertently harm a neighbor’s property while conducting controlled burns.
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