Steven D. Gough
Practice Areas: Business Litigation; Business Law; Corporate Law; Professional Liability; Oil and Gas Law; Personal Injury; Environmental Law; Product Liability; Real Estate; Insurance Defense.
Admitted: 1976, Kansas. Member of the Wichita, Kansas and American Bar Associations.
Education: Preparatory education, University of Kansas (B.A., with highest distinction, 1973); legal education, University of Kansas School of Law (J. D. 1976) Kansas Law Review, 1975-1976. Phi Beta Kappa. Order of the Coif.
Personal Background : Born in Hutchinson, Kansas on December 7, 1951. Steve has been married to his wife, Lisa, since August 19, 1973. They have one son, Matthew, who is also pursuing a legal career. He has been an active member of Plymouth Congregational Church for many years. His hobbies include hunting, sporting clays and golf.
Professional Background : In 1976 Steve started his career with the Kahrs Nelson firm, which at one time was the third largest firm in Kansas, and was a partner in that firm from 1980 through 1999. The firm of Withers, Gough, Pike, Pfaff & Peterson LLC was formed by five attorneys who were formerly partners at the Kahrs Nelson firm.
Professional Experience includes the following:
Business and Corporate Law: formation of corporate entities, general counsel for several corporations, buy-sell agreements, sale of stock and corporate assets. See, Business and Corporate Law area of practice for more information.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating
Steven D. Gough carries an "AV" rating which is the highest rating attainable under the Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating system. More information about these ratings may be found here. AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.
Best Lawyers in America ®
Since 2007, Steven D. Gough has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the fields of Legal Malpractice Law and Mining Law. Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
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