Vaughn Burkholder

Location: Overland Park - KS

  • 32 Corporate Woods 9225 Indian Creek Pkwy
    Overland Park, KS 66210
  • Tel : 913.253.2133
  • Fax : 866.738.3151

Mr. Burkholder represents employers involving ADA, FMLA, harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation and other employment issues. He has been the lead defense counsel in numerous successful cases before the EEOC, KHRC and other administrative agencies, and has been the lead attorney for negotiations, settlement, and litigation of employee rights lawsuits. Mr. Burkholder also assists employers with employment policies and procedures, reductions-in-force, investigations, discipline, terminations, and all other workplace issues. A nationally recognized authority on employment law issues, Mr. Burkholder has been quoted in HR Magazine and in the Kansas City Business Journal. Mr. Burkholder enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for the last 20 years, and since 2008, the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list. In 2013, he was named by Best Lawyers® the Kansas City, KS Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year.” His peer memberships include the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, on whose Board of Directors he has served, and the Defense Research Institute. Mr. Burkholder has also served on the Kansas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees.


Established in 1919, Foulston Siefkin LLP is the largest and one of the oldest law firms in Kansas, with a strong tradition for legal excellence. We’re proud to have our roots and our future in Kansas and the Midwest. The firm has grown to nearly 90 lawyers with offices in Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita. Since our firm is based in Kansas, our clients benefit from a lower cost basis that can lead to a more personal, higher-value delivery of legal services from lawyers recognized by national organizations as among the leading lawyers in the United States.

The firm represents a broad range of clients mirroring the Kansas economy, including major agriculture, energy, and natural resource producers and processors, construction general and sub-contractors, corporations, financial institutions, franchisers and franchisees, health care and senior care providers, insurance companies, manufacturers, professional entities, public utilities, service providers and others. The firm’s practice areas cover the spectrum of the legal profession, including legal issues involving:

Employment and Labor Affirmative action plans; employee relations; employee benefits, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); employment contracts and non-compete agreements; employment discrimination defense; immigration; National Labor Relations Board representation; organized labor; Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA); wage and hour; and workers compensation.

Civil and Complex Litigation Administrative representation; antitrust; banking; business contract and commercial disputes; class actions; data breach; insurance defense; intellectual property; mediation and alternative dispute resolution; qui tam; and tort defense in personal injury, products liability, professional malpractice and property damage.

Business Matters Commercial bankruptcy; contracts and agreements; corporate and entity formation; corporate finance; e-business; energy; environmental; federal and state taxation, including tax planning, contested tax disputes, elder, and estate planning; franchise and distribution; intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions; oil and gas; privacy and data security; private equity and venture capital; private placements; public policy law and government relations; real estate and construction; regulatory compliance; succession planning; tax exempt organizations; wind energy and water rights.