Paul S. McCausland

Contact Information

Office Phone: 316.265.7841

p.mccausland@youngboglelaw.com

Assistant: Patricia Jones-With

AREAS OF PRACTICE:  
Appellate Practice, Civil Rights, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense, Eminent Domain, Employment and Labor Law, Energy  Law, Environmental Law, Habeas Corpus Review, Insurance Law, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death, Product Liability, Product Warranty, Expert witness on the reasonableness of attorney’s fees in state and federal court cases.

PROFESSIONAL:
Admitted: Kansas and U.S.D. Kansas 1975
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals 1985
United States Supreme Court  2002
Associate or shareholder of Young, Bogle, McCausland, Wells & Blanchard, P.A. since 1975.
Member – Wichita Bar Association (1975 – present)
Kansas Bar Association (1975 to present)
National Employment Lawyers Association (1998 to present)
National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers (2008 to present)
National Legal Aid & Defender Association (2008 to present)
Wesley E. Brown American Inns of Court – President 2013 -2014
Best Lawyers In America – (2010-2015)
Missouri-Kansas Super Lawyers – General Litigation (2015)
Bar Service –  WBA Ethics & Grievance Committee (1989 to 2011)
U.S.D. Kansas Bench-Bar Committee (2006 to 2008)
Criminal Justice Act Panel, D. Kan. (1998 to present)
Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory “AV” rating

NOTABLE CASES:

Michael Allen Browning, Petitioner v. Anita Trammell, Warden, 717 F.3d 1092 (10th Cir. 2013). (Affirmed conditional writ of habeas corpus in favor of petitioner, who had been convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Tulsa County, Oklahoma.  New trial granted for violations of Brady v. Maryland where state withheld exculpatory and impeachment evidence from defense.)

United States v. Jermall Campbell, Case No. 07-10142-01-JTM, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.  (Client acquitted of racketeering charges, including VICAR murder – RICO street gang racketeering case.  Jury verdict – April 15, 2009.)

State of Kansas v. Matthew Denny, Case No. 05 CR 395, Butler County District Court. (Client acquitted of first degree felony murder in shooting death of Greenwood County Sheriff Matt Samuels.  See State v. Denny, 38 Kan.App.2d 724, 172 P.3d 57 (2007).)

Hudye Soil Servs., Inc. v. Tyler, 46 F. Supp. 2d 1157 (D.Kan. 1999). (Defendants’ motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction granted; defendants’ conduct did not fall within provisions of the forum’s long arm statute, defendants did not establish minimum contacts with forum to satisfy constitutional guarantee of due process.)

Sherry Bryson, et al. v. Wichita State University, 19 Kan.App.2d 1104, 880 P.2d 800 (1994) (Directed verdict reversed and case remanded; application of the two-year statute of limitations to an employment fraud claim.)

Environmental Ventures, Inc. v. Alda Services Corp., 19 Kan.App.2d 292, 868 P.2d 540 (1994) (Affirms dismissal under doctrine of forum non conveniens; discusses application of the Kansas long-arm statute, K.S.A. 60-308(b)(1).)

Vaughan v. Smithson, 883 F.2d 63 (10th Cir. 1989) (Verdict reversed and case dismissed under federal domestic relations abstention doctrine.)

Wheeler v. John Deere Co., 862 F.2d 1404 (10th Cir. 1988) (Plaintiff’s verdict reversed; decision establishes evidentiary requirements for introduction of evidence of other accidents and subsequent remedial design in Kansas product liability case.)

Ponder v. Warren Tool Corp., 834 F.2d 1553 (10th Cir 1987) (Decision establishes evidentiary requirements regarding expert qualifications and the scope of expert testimony in Kansas product liability case.)

Cletus Doll v. P.B. Hoidale Co. Inc., Case No. 85 C 1637, Sedgwick County District Court (Co-counsel for plaintiff in $3.1 million verdict in a motor vehicle crashworthiness case.)