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Robert W. Coykendall

Robert W. Coykendall

Mr. Coykendall has served as trial counsel in civil litigation involving a host of substantive issues, from class actions to intellectual property litigation to eminent domain, representing a wide range of clients, including chemical companies, oil and gas exploration...
S. Lucky DeFries

S. Lucky DeFries

Mr. DeFries joined Morris Laing’s Topeka office in 2021 to lead the firm’s state and local tax practice. Before joining Morris Laing, Lucky was a shareholder with Coffman, DeFries and Northern P.A. where he had practiced since 1985. Following law school, Lucky joined...
Thomas R. Docking (1954-2017)

Thomas R. Docking (1954-2017)

Thomas R. Docking was born in Lawrence Kansas in 1954. He was the son of Governor Robert Docking and Meredith Gear Docking. Tom graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in political science and economics. He earned his M.B.A. and J.D. from the University of...
Jackson C. Ely

Jackson C. Ely

Mr. Ely practices primarily in the areas of business law, civil litigation, oil and gas, and banking.  Growing up, Jackson worked at his father’s small business and knows through experience the challenges and difficulties small and medium sized businesses face. ...
Rachel N. Gonzales

Rachel N. Gonzales

Ms. Gonzales practices primarily in the areas of family law, juvenile law, and civil litigation. Before attending law school, Rachel worked in journalism and project management in the Kansas City area. Rachel previously worked at Morris Laing as a summer associate and...