Pat is a shareholder at WRG with more than thirty years of legal experience as a practicing lawyer. Her areas of practice include:
Bankruptcy (creditor representation);
Business and Commercial Transactions;
Business and Commercial Litigation;
Real and Personal Property Foreclosures; and
Her primary practice emphasis is in the areas of banking, bankruptcy and commercial law and litigation on behalf of numerous bank and credit union clients across Kansas. Her bank and credit union clientele rely upon her for representation in the bankruptcy courts in Topeka, Kansas City and Wichita, and in state courts across Kansas; real estate and personal property foreclosures in state and federal court; and day-to-day advice, document preparation and review.
Pat grew up in Troy, Kansas; did her undergraduate work at Kansas State University; and earned her J.D. from the University of Kansas. Pat is a third generation Kansas lawyer. She is a former President of the Kansas Bar Association’s Bankruptcy and Insolvency Section and served on the Bankruptcy Rules Committee for the District of Kansas for many years. Pat served on the state-wide Board of Directors of Kansas Legal Services and the Advisory Board of Directors of Kansas Legal Services in Topeka; has been a volunteer officer of the Native Sons and Daughters of Kansas; and currently serves on the Board of Directors of United Methodist Foundation at Kansas State University, Inc.; Kappa Alpha Theta Facility Corporation at Kansas State University; and the Board of Trustees of her church, First United Methodist Church in Topeka.
Pat is Co-Chancellor (Co-General Counsel) of Great Plains Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, which serves 1,035 local churches in Kansas and Nebraska. In this capacity, she regularly handles or coordinates representation on matters of incorporation and governance, property and trust, and employment.
Pat and her husband, Bruce (also a member of Woner, Reeder & Girard, P.A.), have two grown children, Ben and Laura.