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Attorneys S. Eric Steinle

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Email: eric.steinle@martindell.com

Direct Line: 620.694.6109

Cell: 620.921.5807

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Labor and Employment
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business, Banking and Corporation
  • Agricultural Law
  • Education

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas

Professional Memberships, Affiliations and Honors

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section Member, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Member.
  • Kansas Bar Association.
  • Defense Research Institute, Employment Law Section Member.
  • Reno County Bar Association (Treasurer 1998 - 1999; Chair of Reno County Ethics and Grievance Committee 2005 - present).
  • Topeka Bar Association, past member (1991 - 1998).
  • Topeka American Inn of Court (1992 - 1996).

National Seminars Attended

  • "Employment Law," Defense Research Institute, Scottsdale, AZ 2010
  • "Employment Law," Defense Research Institute, Chicago, IL 2008.
  • "Preeminent Lawyers - Superstars of Trial," Defense Research Institute, Chicago, IL 2007.
  • "ADA and FMLA Compliance," National Employment Law Institute, Chicago, IL 2005.

Publications

  • "On Further Review: Supreme Court Expands the Role of the Gatekeeper," Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (March, 1998).
  • "Expert Witnesses in Civil Litigation: What Every CPA Should Know," KSCPA Newsletter (August/September 1997).
  • "Limited Liability Company Update: Proposed IRS Regulations May Clear the Way for LLC Partnership Tax Treatment," KSCPA Newsletter (July 1996).
  • "An Overview of Kansas Limited Liability Companies," KSCPA Newsletter (September 1995).
  • "Kansas Court Rules that Accountants Have No Obligation to ‘Just Say No'," KSCPA Newsletter (September 1995).
  • "Employment at Will in Kansas: A Rule of Exceptions," KSCPA Newsletter (December 1993).
  • "The Permissible Scope of Employment Non-Competition Agreements: Important Considerations for CPA/Employers," KSCPA Newsletter (August 1993).
  • "Kansas Legislature Limits Accountant Liability for Services Performed for Financial Institutions," KSCPA Newsletter (August 1993).
  • "United States Supreme Court Limits Scope of RICO Liability in Recent CPA Case," KSCPA Newsletter (April 1993).
  • "The CPA as Expert Witness in Civil Litigation," KSCPA Newsletter (January 1993).
  • "United States Supreme Court Agrees to Hear RICO Case Involving Accountants," KSCPA Newsletter (October 1992).
  • "Government Access Amendment to CPA-Client Privilege: What You Should Know," KSCPA Newsletter (July 1992).

Seminar Presentations

  • "Employee Handbooks: Tips from the Trenches," Presented at the SHRMINAR sponsored by the Central Kansas Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, July 2010.
  • "Crossroads: The Intersection of the ADA Amendments Act, FMLA, and Workers Compensation- Updated," - Presented to the Reno County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, May 2010.
  • "A Brief History of the Workers Compensation System or Those Who Forget History are Doomed to Repeat It," - Presented to the Reno County Safety Council, June 2008.
  • "Crossroads: The Intersection of ADA, FMLA, and Workers Compensation," - Presented to the Reno County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, August 2006.
  • "Minimizing Workers Compensation Liability," - Presented to the Reno County Safety Council, February 2007.
  • "Minimizing Workers Compensation Liability," - Presented to the National Federation of Independent Business, August 2006.
  • "A Brief History of the Workers Compensation System or Those Who Forget History Are Doomed To Repeat It," - Presented to the Reno County Safety Council, June 2008.
  • "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in Kansas," Lorman Education Services.
  • "Employment Compensation: Issues for Kansas Employers," Lorman Education Services.
  • "Employee Discharge and Documentation - Wrongful Discharge in Kansas, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act," Lorman Education Services.
  • "Employee Discharge and Documentation - Family and Medical Leave Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act," Lorman Education Services.
  • "Employee Discharge and Documentation - Internal Employment Investigations and Performance Appraisals," Lorman Education Services.
  • "Hot Topics in School Law - Sexual Harassment in the Public Schools," Lorman Education Services.

Community Involvement

  • Hutchinson Chapter of AMBUCS (Board member 1999-2000; Officer 2000-2003; President 2003-2004; Committee Chair 2006-2009).
  • Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, member.
  • Reno County United Way, past volunteer.
  • American Heart Association, past volunteer.
  • Washburn University School of Law Mentor Program, past mentor.
  • Washburn University School of Law Career Services, past volunteer.

Education

  • Washburn University of Topeka (J.D., cum laude, 1991), Recipient J. Richard Foth Writing Award.
  • Bethany College (B.A., magna cum laude, 1988), Beta Tau Sigma, Phi Alpha Theta, Alpha Mu Gamma.


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