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Stevens and Brand

Attorneys

Bradley R. Finkeldei

Areas of Practice

  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy (Creditor)
  • Litigation - Commercial
  • School/Education
  • Zoning/Land Use
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Municipal/Government
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate
  • BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Kansas Bar, District of Kansas, 1999
  • EDUCATION
  • Kansas State University; B.S. Chemical Engineering, 1996, minor in Economics

    University of Kansas School of Law; Juris Doctorate, 1999
    • Order of the Coif Recipient: Estate Planning Award, 1999
    • Tax Procedure Award, 1999
    • Note and Comment Editor, Kansas Law Review, 1998-1999
  • ABOUT BRAD

    Mr. Finkeldei has over 15 years experience helping banks, businesses, governmental entities and individuals achieve their desired results. This experience includes assisting more than a dozen lending institutions and multiple developers and contractors navigate the difficult economic climate that has existed the last few years. In addition to his civil practice, Mr. Finkeldei has served as the attorney for the Lawrence (USD 497) and Baldwin City (USD 348) school districts and was the U.S. News and World Report Lawyer of the year in 2013 for Education Law and in 2014 for Land Use Law. He also received multiple honors in law school including being named Order of the Coif, selected as articles editor for the University of Kansas Law Review, and a recipient of the Estate Planning and Tax Procedure awards.

    Brad and his wife Amy have two daughters, Raegan and Chaney. When not involved with his children’s activities, Brad enjoys spending some of his free time serving his community. He is the president of Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, president of the board of directors for Ballard Community Services (Ballard Center, Penn House, Brook Creek, Emergency Services Council), and the chair of the board of directors for Lawrence Family Promise. Brad has served on the Lawrence Douglas County Planning Commission. Other activities include being a member of the Lawrence Jayhawk Rotary Club (past president and assistant-governor for the Rotary Clubs of Northeast Kansas) and on the board of directors for Leadership Lawrence (past president and curriculum chair). In the past Brad has also served as the chair of the City’s Alcohol Tax Fund Committee, the Douglas County American Red Cross, and on the School Consolidation Task Force. He also serves as chair of the finance committee at St. John the Evangelist Church.

  • AFFILIATIONS, ACTIVITIES AND HONORS

    Listed in:
  • AV rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell

    Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year (2013 for Education Law and 2014 for Land Use)

  • Member:
  • Order of the Coif

    Articles Editor, University of Kansas Law Review

    Lawrence Douglas County Planning Commission

    Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, president

    Ballard Community Services, president of the board of directors

    Lawrence Family Promise, chair of board of directors

    Lawrence Jayhawk Rotary Club

    Leadership Lawrence, board of directors