Cleary Wagle & West
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Dedicated to the resolution
      of family and criminal law disputes
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154 N. Emporia | Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 262-4481

Karen Barry West

Family Law & Divorce Attorney

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Karen West provides her clients with the experience, enthusiasm and compassion one would expect from an individual who chose her profession after a major life transition. Karen attended and graduated law school after working for many years as a teacher. She has gained extensive experience over the last 16 years in all areas of family law. Karen is also trained in Collaborative Law for those couples who wish to pursue a non-contested divorce in a more amicable setting without court intervention. Karen is passionate about helping you find a positive result to your case. For more information about our family lawyers, divorce attorneys, adoption lawyers and criminal defense attorneys, please contact Cleary Wagle & West for a consultation.

Professional Organizations

  • American Bar Association Member
  • Kansas Bar Association Member
  • Wichita Bar Association Member
  • Family Law Committee Member
  • Inducted into Kansas Supreme Court
  • Inducted into United States Supreme Court
  • Certified as a member of the Central Kansas Collaborative Family Law Group

Education/Experience

  • 2 years of internship experience
  • 12 years in practice, all exclusively in the area of family law
  • B.S. State University New York at Oneonta, Cum Laude 1975
  • M S. State University New York at Albany, 1978
  • J.D. Washburn University School of law, 2000
  • Received Litigator of the year award from the Washburn Clinic upon graduation.
  • Has received specialized litigation training from the American Academy of Matrimonial lawyers.

Sampling of Practice Strengths

  • Extensive litigation experience in all family law matters
  • Long term marriages/one spouse little or no earning power
  • Custody/Parenting Time
  • Child Support
  • Fathers requesting equal access to their children
  • Paternity Cases
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Protection from abuse
  • Trained in Collaborative Law for parties who choose to negotiate their divorce amicably without litigation or court intervention, please see www.collaborativelaw.com for further information.