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Attorney Mike Brown to open Elder Law of Kansas in Derby

08/28/2014 12:00 AM

08/28/2014 5:00 AM

You’ve heard of traveling salesmen? Well Mike Brown is something of a traveling attorney.

The Wellington city attorney has had a private practice in Mulvane for the last 25 years, but he’s now continuing it out of Derby.

“I’m not leaving,” Brown says. “I still have a lot of clients in Mulvane that will come up to Derby.”

Brown needed more office space, and he lives in Derby, so he says it makes sense.

The new office is at 1033 N. Rock Road.

Previously, Brown says his practice focused on criminal defense, DUI and wills, among other things.

“I’m winding down the trial practice,” he says. “I’m making a transition into what’s called elder law.”

His previously self-named practice will be known as Elder Law of Kansas as of Sept. 1.

Brown says he’ll be assisting seniors in qualifying for Medicaid and helping them protect their assets. He says 10,000 people a day turn 65.

“All of a sudden, I realized there’s a different need for my clients,” Brown says. “They all got older just like me.”

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Carrie Rengers joined The Eagle's Business team in 2002 despite her inability to even balance a checkbook. Fortunately for her, and readers, her Have You Heard? blog is about business scoops and contains lots of news but almost no math.

A Michigan native, Carrie’s father was quite tragically transferred to Little Rock, Ark., in the middle of her sophomore year of high school. To make matters worse, her parents put her in a girls school. She recovered, though, and went on to enjoy being an English major at Hendrix College (the Harvard of the Ozarks, don’t you know). She worked for the weekly Arkansas Business and the statewide daily Arkansas Democrat-Gazette before moving to Wichita to be with her favorite writer and cook, husband Joe Stumpe.

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