Rachael Pirner, TWG Litigation Attorney, has been elected to serve as the American Bar Association (ABA) State Delegate for the State of Kansas. She is currently serving as the interim State Delegate and will begin her three-year term in August. As the State Delegate, she will serve on the nominating committee that selects ABA leadership and serve as chair of the state’s delegation in the House of Delegates.
The ABA is the world’s largest voluntary professional organization, made up of more than 400,000 members. It offers law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information, programs to aid attorneys and judges in their work, and public-interest projects to improve the legal system.
Ms. Pirner brings much to the role of ABA State Delegate. She has been a member of the ABA since 1989 and previously served as Kansas Bar Association Delegate from 2013 to 2019. She has been involved in many leadership roles, including serving as President of the Kansas Bar Association, President of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association, on the KBA Board of Governors, and on the Boards of IOLTA and Kybele, Inc. Ms. Pirner has chaired the KBA Litigation Section and served on the KBA CLE, Nominating, and Fee Dispute committees. Ms. Pirner is also active with local bar activities. She has been on the Wichita Bar Association’s Legislative, Public Relations, Probate (Chair), Diversity, Unauthorized Practice of Law, and Nominating Committees. Ms. Pirner was also appointed by former District Attorney Nola Foulston to serve on the Financial Abuse Specialist Team, which is a team assembled to combat financial abuse of dependent adults.
Ms. Pirner has practiced for more than 30 years and handles matters in several areas, including commercial litigation, trust and probate litigation, adoption, surrogacy and probate. She also has a very active practice in assisted reproductive technology, representing clients in contract matters and establishing parental rights.