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Kelly J. Trussell

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Legal Secretary - Dieshia Boldridge

Kelly Trussell joined Sloan Law Firm in February 2016. Working primarily in our Topeka office, Ms. Trussell brings a wealth of litigation experience, including prosecuting employment and civil rights cases, property law, business law, contract disputes, and representation of public interest groups in environmental litigation.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate Practice
  • Business, Commercial Law & Litigation
  • Civil Law & Litigation
  • Employment Law & Litigation
  • Real Estate Transactions & Litigation


  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D. 2007
    Washburn Law Journal, Staff Member
    Washburn Moot Court Council Competing Member
    2007 Univ. Wisconsin Law School Evan A. Evans National Constitutional Law Finalist
    2007 Martin Pringle Oliver Wallace & Bauer Advocacy Award
    2006 Univ. North Carolina Law School Craven National Constitutional Law Finalist
    The Order of the Barristers (inducted 2007)

  • Benedictine College, B.A. 1999, Business Administration & Entrepreneurship


  • Kansas
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Sam A. Crow Inn of Court
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Topeka Bar Association
    Publications Committee 2010-2019
    Bar Show Cast Member 2008, 2011, 2014, 2019
  • American Bar Association
  • Women's Attorney Association of Topeka

In the Community

  • 2021 Kansas Childcare Systems Improvement Team
  • Leadership Kansas, Class of 2019
  • Sertoma Club of Topeka, 2019 Duck Sales Chair; 2020-21 Board Member
  • Child Care Aware of Eastern Kansas Board of Directors, 2019-present
  • 2017-2019 Topeka Round Up Club Board of Directors

Publications and Public Speaking

  • 2020, Presented "Employment Law during COVID" to Fall City Attorneys Association of Kansas
  • 2015, Presented "The Consequences of DUI" to SADD members at Hayden Catholic High School
  • 2010-present, Author of various articles for the Topeka Bar Association Briefings
  • 2013-present, "Gender Differences in the Practice of Law" to Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (ITAP) students
  • 2012, Washburn University School of Law Coach for Pace University's National Environmental Moot Court Competition, White Plains, New York
  • 2010-2011, Washburn University School of Law's Center for Excellence in Advocacy Presentations:
    • Compassion and the Litigator
    • Environmental Advocacy
  • 2008-2014, Presented "Employment Law in Practice: Litigating ADA, ADEA and Title VII for the Plaintiff" for Washburn Law Employment Discrimination Course
  • 2007, Presented "Writing Effective Appellate Briefs" at the Writing to Win: The Art of Advocacy Symposium, Washburn School of Law's Center for Excellence in Advocacy

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