Our History

Riling, Burkhead & Nitcher History

Founded in 1900, Riling, Burkhead & Nitcher remains committed to the ideals and discipline that have carried us into our second century.

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Our Attorneys


The attorneys of Riling, Burkhead & Nitcher cover a wide range of practice areas and experience and can be contacted directly by email.

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Our Practice

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Riling, Burkhead & Nitcher has been practicing general law for 112 years representing the working class in Kansas.

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Our Offices

Office Locations

We have 2 convenient offices located in the heart of downtown Lawrence and in the Central Business District of Wichita.

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Welcome to Riling, Burkhead & Nitcher

Riling, Burkhead & Nitcher has been engaged in the general practice of law for over 110 years representing the working class in the State of Kansas. We are proud of our heritage and the history of representing the working class. The general practice of law has allowed us to help people with their estate and gift planning and through the probate process. We have represented persons in divorce, criminal and traffic cases. We have helped several generations of people receive compensation for injuries they have suffered.

We are proud to be the Kansas Provider Firm for The LegalShield formerly Pre-Paid Legal Services. The LegalShield has a goal of providing affordable legal services for the middle class. The LegalShield's goal fits well with Riling, Burkhead & Nitcher's history of service to the working class. When Riling, Burkhead & Nitcher took over as the provider law firm for Kansas, we had 2,100 members in the State. As of January 2010, the membership base had grown to over 13,500 members.

Our office has developed a highly qualified network of referral attorneys throughout the State of Kansas. If you are interested in being a referral attorney, please visit this area at our web site to learn how to qualify as a referral attorney.

Our law firm survived over 110 years by staying in touch with the changing times. We have a fully networked computer system with an extensive research library that we can access from each attorney's desk. We also have access to the Internet that has a wealth of information.

On this web site you will find general information to help you answer some questions that you might have about general legal matters. On specific legal matters you should always contact an attorney for advice.

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Office Locations

Lawrence Office

808 Massachusetts Street,
P.O. Box B
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Phone: 785-841-4700


Wichita Office

221 S Broadway Street,
Suite 610
Wichita, Kansas 67202

Phone: 785-841-4700


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