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Martin & Churchill law office disbands

WICHITA — Thursday is Martin & Churchill's last day in business.

The 60-year-old firm most recently has been in Wilson Estates Office Park near 21st and Rock.

Marvin Martin started the firm in 1951 and had various partners through the years, including Stan Churchill, who joined in 1963.

There have been six attorneys at the business most recently.

"The attorneys of Martin and Churchill have decided to move our practices to different law firms," says attorney Don Hill. "We believe this was in the best interest of our clients, and we believe it was the right thing to do."

Hill won't elaborate, though he says it was a mutual decision.

"There is no dissension or disagreement among us," he says. "This is all very amicable."

Hill has joined Adams Jones.

Churchill will operate his practice, Churchill LLC, from his home.

Brad Murphree will have Murphree Law Office at 445 N. Waco.

Mike Kennalley is joining Stinson Morrison Hecker.

Jack Peggs is opening the Law Office of Jack Peggs at 111 S. Whittier.

Gary Jones, who worked for Martin & Churchill part time, will continue his Law Office of Gary Jones at 1919 N. Amidon.

Hill says Martin & Churchill has had a reputation for integrity and excellence during its decades in business.

"The individual attorneys will continue that in their new associations."

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