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 The Best Lawyers in America® for more than 10 years, and since 2008, the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list. For 2013, he was named the Kansas City-KS Employment Law -Management Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America®. 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.