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Tai J. Vokins

Phone: 785-842-6311
Fax: 785-842-6312

 

 

 

 

Paralegal - Melanie Weaver
Legal Secretary - Ana Parra

Tai J. Vokins has been in the private practice of law since 2008.  Mr. Vokins spent nearly three years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Kansas Attorney General.  After leaving the Attorney General's office, Mr. Vokins started his practice in Johnson County, Kansas, where he has continued to focus on consumer protection issues.  Working primarily in our Lawrence office, Mr. Vokins practices in the areas of foreclosure defense, consumer protection, debt relief, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, and civil litigation.  

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, J.D. 2008
  • University of Kansas, B.S. Political Science, 2005

Admissions

  • Kansas
  • United States District Court, District of Kansas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Missouri

Professional Activities

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association Member
  • Junior Board of Governors, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 2018-19
  • Member of Board of Editors (Consumer Law Editor), Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 2013-current
  • Earl E. O'Connor Inns of Court, Past Member (2013)

In the Community

  • Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. Board of Directors, 2012
  • Topeka Center for Peace and Justice Board of Directors, 2012
  • Fall Semester 2010 Adjunct Instructor, Washburn University School of Law
  • May 2011-August 2011 Visiting Associate Professor, Washburn University School of Law
  • Law Clinic Student Director, 2008
  • President, Wasburn Law ACLU 2007-08
  • Vice President, Washburn Law Democrats, 2007

Awards and Recognition

  • 2012-2017 Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Consumer Law
  • Irvine E. Ungerman Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice, 2008
  • Prestigious Order of the Barristers, 2008
  • Award Winning Member of Washburn Law Trial Advocacy Team, 2006-2008

Publications and Public Speaking

  • "Losing Bigly: Consumer Rights in the Trump Era When Facts Don't Matter" Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 41, Issue 3 (March 2018)
  • "The Rise of the Oligopoly and the Arbitration Clause"  Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. 39, Issue 5 (May 2016) (Republished by Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association, Jan. 2017)
  • "Hidden in Plain Sight: Consumer Rights You May Not Know You Had"  Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. 38, Issue 4 (March 2015)
  • "Foreclosure Defense: Nothing to be Afraid Of" Journal of the Kansas Association for Justice, Vol. 37, Issue 4 (March 2014)
  • "Technology for Solo and Small Firms"  Solo and Small Firm Guidebook, 2nd Ed., Kansas Bar Association (2014)

 

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