Vaughn Burkholder - Foulston Siefkin LLP

Vaughn Burkholder

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995
Phone: 913-253-2133

Mr. Burkholder represents employers involving ADA, FMLA, harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation and other employment issues. He has been the lead defense counsel in numerous successful cases before the EEOC, KHRC and other administrative agencies, and has been the lead attorney for negotiations, settlement, and litigation of employee rights lawsuits. Mr. Burkholder also assists employers with employment policies and procedures, reductions-in-force, investigations, discipline, terminations, and all other workplace issues. A nationally recognized authority on employment law issues, Mr. Burkholder has been quoted in HR Magazine and in the Kansas City Business Journal. Mr. Burkholder enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest "AV" rating for lawyers. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion The Best Lawyers in America® for more than 10 years, and since 2008, the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list. For 2013, he was named the Kansas City-KS Employment Law -Management Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America®. His peer memberships include the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, on whose Board of Directors he has served, and the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Burkholder has also served on the Kansas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees.

Midland UniversityBA 1977Creighton University School of LawJ.D. 1982
Boys & Girls Club of South Central Kansas, Inc.American Bar Association Kansas Bar Association Wichita Bar Association Kansas Bar FoundationBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers Kansas Association of Defense CounselDefense Research Institute Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association

Client Comments

"Vaughn Burkholder is an asset to our company. He handles each and every matter as quickly as possible and keeps us informed of what is going on every step of the way. I trust his judgment in all aspects of every issue I bring to him. He is truly professional, honest, and efficient. "

-Aletia Vaughn
HR Supervisor
Dobski & Associates, Inc

Office Location

32 Corporate Woods, Suite 600
9225 Indian Creek Parkway
Overland Park, KS 66210-2000
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Kansas City-KS Metro Area2010 Lawyer of the Year in Workers' Compensation Law of the Kansas City-KS Metro Area
Vaughn Burkholder has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Vaughn Burkholder has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2010!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

Other Information

Gender: Male