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Justen Phelps

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Justen Phelps’s practice focuses primarily on medical malpractice defense, insurance defense, and general civil litigation matters touching on a wide variety of areas including consumer protection claims, contractual disputes, corporate ownership and operation, and construction.  He is an experienced litigator with extensive courtroom experience.  As a prosecutor, prior to joining Gibson Watson Marino, LLC, Justen tried more than 50 felony jury trials and argued before the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Justen grew up in Wichita, KS, and attended college at the University of Kansas where he received a B.A. in History.  He then attended law school at Ave Maria School of Law where he graduated with honors in 2006.
Justen is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Kansas, the Supreme Court of Missouri and the United States District Court for Kansas.  Justen serves as the City Prosecutor for the City of Rose Hill, City of Augusta, and the City of Udall.


  • Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • 2006
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Kansas
    • B.A.
    • Major: History

Past Positions

  • Assistant District Attorney in Sedgwick County, KS
  • Assistant County Attorney in Crawford County, KS

Ancillary Businesses

  • City Prosecutor for the City of Rose Hill

Professional Associations

  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • DRI

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Person Injury Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Health Care Law
  • Business/Corporate Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Issues

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Kansas
  • Supreme Court of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas