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Brendan P. Lykins is committed to obtaining a just and equitable resolution of your case, whether by settlement, trial or appeal. His career has been devoted to holding wrongdoers accountable while his clients and their families focus on recovery.
Brendan was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas as the youngest of four children. He received his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University, where he majored in political science; he also received a secondary major in international studies with a minor in French. Brendan then moved to Seoul, South Korea for five years where he taught language classes at numerous public schools, private academies and at Seoul National University of Education.
Brendan returned to Kansas in 2011 to attend Washburn University School of Law. He was sworn in to the Kansas Bar and U.S. District Court on September 27, 2013. He is licensed to practice law in Kansas, the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Tribal Court.
He is a member of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, Kansas Bar Association, Wichita Bar Association, Topeka Bar Association and Sam A. Crow Inns of Court. He was on the Topeka Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee from 2013 to 2015 and was the Kansas Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Pro Bono Chairperson from 2015-2016. Brendan was also a part-time rural legal advocate for the YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment from 2014 to 2016.
Prior to joining DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers, Brendan worked for a law firm in Topeka, Kansas that focused on plaintiffs' personal injury, notably medical and motor vehicle negligence.
When not advocating for his clients, Brendan enjoys spending time with family and friends, golfing, biking and traveling.* Prior results in an earlier case do not guarantee or suggest a similar outcome in future matters the lawyer may undertake.
Law School: Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 2013
Undergraduate: Kansas State University, B.A. Political Science 2013
Secondary Major in International Studies, Minor in French
Two weeks before Christmas, our client was struck from behind at a Wichita shopping mall by an unsupervised child driving a motorized animal. It was later revealed our client had fractured her hip. The insurance company did not make an offer of settlement until we filed a lawsuit.
Our client was struck head-on by an underinsured motorist on 21st Street in Wichita. Once we received the policy limits from the bad driver, we filed a lawsuit against our client’s insurance company under his underinsured insurance policy (UIM policy). The insurance company offered $5,500 pre-lawsuit and disputed the nature, extent, severity, value and permanence of our client’s injuries. The jury found for our client and the judge also demanded the insurance company pay our client’s attorney fees and costs associated with the jury trial; in addition to the verdict.
Our client sustained injuries when an uninsured driver failed to yield the right of way on North Rock Road in Wichita. The insurance company offered $24,500 and denied our client was entitled to payment for future medical expenses as our client had not sought treatment for 18 months, was not complaining of pain and had full range of motion in his neck. Defense counsel also claimed that both parties shared responsibilities for the collision. The jury found the uninsured motorist 99% at fault and awarded damages for economic loss to date, past and future noneconomic losses to day, and past and future medical expenses. The judge also demanded the insurance company pay our client’s attorney fees and costs associated with the jury trial; in addition to the verdict.
Our client was rear-ended while waiting to make a left turn on Webb Street in Wichita. As a result of the collision, our client suffered neck and back pain. Defendant’s attorneys offered only $201.00 to settle the case. The jury awarded our client past and future noneconomic losses, economic loss to date and past medical expenses.
Rear-end collision involving a semi-truck that was not paying attention. Our client was blessed to not be severely injured in this collision. The insurance company tripled their pre-suit offer the week after we filed a lawsuit in Federal Court.
DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers is a Kansas personal injury law firm based in Wichita focusing on personal injury cases, such as auto accidents, trucking accidents, and wrongful death. Every day we help Kansans, just like you, who have suffered an injury through no fault of their own.
*No Fee Guarantee represents a contingent fee contract, the payment of an attorney fee is contingent on a recovery.