About Us

Young Bogle is the oldest continuously operating law firm in Wichita, Kansas and one of the oldest firms in the State. It was founded in 1885, by R.R. Vermillion and William E. Stanley, who later was elected governor of the State of Kansas.  Earle Evans joined the firm in 1897. Evans possessed outstanding legal skills and obtained national recognition for the firm, serving as President of the American Bar Association in 1933. Over the years, the firm has continuously represented many national clients. The firm currently has a staff of seven lawyers.


1885-1897 Stanley & Vermilion
1897-1909 Stanley, Vermilion & Evans
1909-1913 Stanley, Vermilion, Evans & Carey
1916-1946 Vermilion, Evans, Carey & Lilleston
1946-1950 Carey, Lilleston, Spradling, & Gott
1950-1958 Lilleston, Spradling, Gott & Stallwitz
1958-1974 Lilleston, Spradling, Gott, Stallwitz & Hope
1974-1975 Gott, Hope, Gott & Young, P.A.
1975-1979 Gott, Hope, Gott, Young & Saffels,P.A.
1979-1989 Gott, Young & Bogle, P.A.
1989-1998 Young, Bogle, McCausland, Wells & Clark, P.A.
1998-2022 Young, Bogle, McCausland, Wells, & Blanchard, P.A.
2022-Present Young, Bogle, Wells & Clark, P.A.

Client Base

The firm provides general legal services for individuals and local business. The firm’s major clients include national and regional manufacturers, retailers, oil and gas producers and insurance companies, as well as national and international banking and investment companies. The firm serves many of these clients for the entire state.

GeneralInsuranceOil and GasRailroadslocal
Agricredit Acceptance Corp.Allstate Insurance Co.Atlantic Richfield Co.Wichita Terminal AssociationAbsolute Roofing Specialists, LLC
American National BankHorace Mann Insurance Co.Chesapeake Energy CorporationWichita Union Terminal Railway Co.Advanced Towing & Recovery
Bridgestone AmericaJohn Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co.Gore OilAllied Environmental Consultants, Inc.
CitiBankLincoln Benefit Life InsuranceMariah Exploration Inc.Beltone
Clear Channel OutdoorNew York Life Insurance Co.City of Eastborough
DAVLIN Enterprises, Inc,Sentry InsuranceGreat Plains Communications
Deere & Co.Manufacturing Development Inc.
Deere Credit Services, IncParklane Towers
FirestonePeniston Automotive
General Mills Inc.The Kansas Society For Children With Challenges
Greif Bros. Corp.Wichita Tobacco & Candy
Greyhound Lines, Inc.Heartland Bicycle
Harco Leasing Co.Robin’s House – Non-Profit
Heartland Roof & GutterBenjamin Franklin Express
Homeland Roofing
John Deere Leasing Co.
Olive Garden Restaurants
Rabo Agri Finance
Red Lobster Restaurants
The Chase Manhattan Bank
Tires Plus

Firm Activities

Firm members participate in local and state professional and civic activities, including active memberships on local bar committees and mediation panels. All lawyers belong to the Kansas and Wichita Bar Associations. Individual memberships are maintained in the American Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, National Employment Lawyers Association, and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.