Kenton Wirth

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Kenton Wirth, of counsel with Patterson Legal Group, represents our worker’s compensation clients. With an impressive 28 years worth of experience, Kent has heard hundreds of workers compensation appeals since his election as one of the original members of the Worker’s Compensation Board in 1993. After 16 years as a board member, he then became an attorney for the Kansas Workers Compensation Board and continued growing his already extensive knowledge of workers compensation law. Kent grew up in Wellington, Kansas, and earned his undergraduate degree from Wichita State University in Wichita, KS. He earned his Juris Doctorate at Washburn University where he graduated in the top twenty percent of his class.

Before his time on the Worker’s Compensation Board, Kent also served as the Administrative Law Judge for the Division of Workers Compensation for the State of Kansas. He presided over contested workers compensation claims and issued final decisions. In May of 2011, Kent joined Patterson Legal Group, LC and brought his extensive legal experience and knowledge of worker’s compensation to the benefit of our office.

Kent has been married to his wife, Patti, for 32 years and has three sons. He also is lucky enough to have the privilege of spoiling several grandchildren.

Education:

J.D. Washburn Universtiy, Topeka, KS. (1976)

B.B.A. (Business Administration) Emphasis: Finance. Wichita State University, Wichita, KS (1973)

Kansas College of Advocacy, Lawrence, KS (1982) IAIBC, Workers Compensation College, Durham, NC (1986) Various Courses, National Judicial College, Reno, NV (1993 present) International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC), Arizona State University, International Workers Compensation College, Tempe, AZ (1997)

 

Member of:

Kansas Bar Association

Wichita Bar Association

Kansas Association for Justice


Case Results

  • $8,600,000: Auto Accident Judgment
  • $6,000,000: Medical Negligence
  • $4,000,000: Accidental Dismemberment
  • $3,540,068: SUV Rollover
  • $3,000,000: Insurance Bad Faith Claim
  • $2,700,000: Medical Malpractice; routine surgery for heartburn resulted in death

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SI

Everyone was so nice; all great people to work with.

Kera B.

Great firm and great staff

JB

I was well pleased on how you and your staff handled my case and for the timely way it was presented.   You and your staff deserve all the thanks and gratitude on how professional you were.   I will definitely recommend you to family and friends and I will use you ...

Douglas H

I don’t know how my wife and I could have navigated my recovery from a spinal cord injury/auto accident and the accompanying legal and insurance complexities without the help of Gary and his staff. From the day following my injury, they guided, advocated on my behalf, and managed to track ...

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