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​Emily A. Hartz

Fax: (785) 842-6312

Paralegal - Melanie Weaver

Primarily working from our Lawrence office, Emily Hartz brings a wealth of experience, from prosecuting domestic violence cases during her last year of law school, establishing her general trial practice, namely family, criminal and juvenile law, and working as national trial counsel defending personal injury and toxic tort cases in a variety of jurisdictions throughout the country. Ms. Hartz presently focuses her practice in the areas of domestic relations, juvenile law, criminal defense, wills, and small business. Ms. Hartz has been with Sloan Law Firm since 2010.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Business & Commercial Law & Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law


  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D. with Dean’s Honors, 2001
  • Millikin University, B.S., Marketing

Admissions and Certifications

  • Kansas
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • Kansas Supreme Court Approved Domestic Relations Mediator
  • Kansas Supreme Court Approved Domestic Relations Case Manager
  • Guardian ad Litem

Professional Activities

  • Douglas County Domestic Mediation Project
  • Kansas Association of Counsel for Children
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas Women Attorneys Association
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Defense Research Institute (past member)
  • American Association for Justice (formerly American Trial Lawyers Association) (past member)

In the Community

  • GaDuGi Board of Directors

Awards and Recognition

  • 2011 Recipient, Kansas Bar Association Pro Bono Certificate

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • "Reasonable Efforts: We Know It When We See It?" Presented at Children and Parents in Need of Care: Constitutional Rights and Reasonable Efforts, Washburn University School of Law Continuing Legal Education, Topeka, Kansas, September 12, 2014
  • "Marriage and Family Stability: Promising Interventions" (with Bethany Roberts). Presented at Kansas Governor’s Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect, November 2013
  • "Navigating Domestic Court Options for High Conflict Families." Presented at Kansas Legal Services Children’s Advocacy Resource Center Guardian ad Litem Training, Lawrence, Kansas, December 14, 2012

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