For over 40 years I have served clients in my private practice in Topeka. I keep clients informed and provide high quality services for a good value. I help you understand the process so you can make timely well informed decisions.
Many lawyers can technically do a job. What clients need is a lawyer who will listen to them, answer their questions and make certain that the client truly understands the process.
When looking for a lawyer, a client needs to understand:
1. What is the lawyer's experience in dealing with the kind of matter he or she is seeking representation?
2. Is the client comfortable talking with the lawyer?
3. Does the client understand that the client is in charge of the relationship and can terminate it at any time?
4. Will the lawyer promptly respond to phone calls and e-mail, as the lawyer is able?
5. Will the lawyer prepare the client to have sufficient information and understanding to make good informed decisions?
6. What rates does the lawyer charge and when is payment expected?
Most of my practice is limited to probate and commercial real estate, both fields requiring a comprehensive understanding of property law.
Probate is not always required, but when it is required, it does not need to be unnecessarily complicated or difficult. While it usually takes six months to a year to complete the administration of an estate, most of that time is waiting for the real estate to be sold so that the proceeds can be administered in accordance with the last will or by law, when there was no will.
There are certain formalities that must be followed, and it's the lawyer's job to prepare the necessary court filings and public notices. Generally, the client will handle the sale of the assets with the advice of the lawyer. The client is responsible for keeping financial records of all income and expenses while the estate is opened.
At Shawnee Country Club
913 SE 29th Street
Topeka KS 66605
I enjoy helping people solve problems. The practice of probate law requires an understanding of not only probate procedure, but Kansas property laws. The work I do is interesting, sometimes challenging and is always important to those I help.
I understand that my clients are often dealing with the loss of a loved one and at the same time they have to learn about laws and procedures they often have had no prior knowledge. Unfortunately, I have experienced the loss of a spouse as well as my parents and understand how devastating these life experiences can be.
It is my privilege to educate my clients in these circumstances. It is my challenge to make my clients understand and believe that they have hired an advocate and will develop a new trusted friend.
I received my undergraduate degree from Kansas State University where I graduated Magnum Cum Laude. I received my law degree from the University of Kansas where I was an editor of the Kansas Law Review.
While practicing law, I have had the opportunity to represent distinguished individuals and organizations. While practicing, I have written articles about Kansas law and given numerous seminars about Kansas law to business owners and lawyers.
I have been a partner in two different Topeka law firms, having left both after more than 15 years at each, to pursue better opportunities for my clients and family. By no longer engaging in litigation, I am better able to enjoy my clients and pursue their challenges in a positive atmosphere.
In this day of age, many lawyers are more interested in making their yearly hours worked quota, rather than finding practical solutions to meet their clients' needs.
My priority is to make a difference in the lives of my clients. My goal is for my clients to have a quality experience and can heartily recommend me to a friend.
Paramount to that result is finding practical solutions when possible, that can avoid or minimize litigation expenses.
Grant has over 40 years of legal experience in general litigation and mediation with an emphasis on Probate, Real Estate, and General Business Representation.
Grant was born in Holton and did his undergraduate work at K-State and, earned his law degree from KU. While at KU, Grant was an editor of the Kansas Law Review. Grant has been prolific in speaking and writing on topics concerning employment law and commercial real estate in recent years.
Grant is an active member of St. David's Episcopal parish. He is Past-President of the Topeka Downtown Rotary Club.
Grant is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area, and Presdient of the board of the Friends of the Free State Capitol, which owns and is restoring Constitution Hall, which served as the state capitol until 1869. He is a past member of the Kansas Arts Commission. He is a founder of the annual high school competition: "Kansans... As Talented As you Think!"
Grant's family enjoys a cabin on the lake at historic Lakeview, Kansas. He and his wife Donna have six adult children and nine grandchildren.
Bar Number: 09051
Kansas State University
University of Kansas
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