Nanette Turner Kalcik


Nanette Kalcik is a partner in the Wichita and Kansas City offices of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the Labor & Employment and Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practices. She has considerable experience in nationwide complex litigation and has spent her career protecting her clients’ interests throughout the entire litigation process—from pre-litigation consulting through trial and including the appellate process. As an experienced litigator and trial attorney, Ms. Kalcik has represented a wide range of clients in a variety of matters, including: complex civil litigation, commercial litigation, Title IX claims, medical malpractice disputes, tort and personal injury actions, oil and gas litigation, employment disputes, class action claims, municipal law, financial services litigation, and consumer and mortgage finance law. She has experience in bank and mortgage regulatory compliance, including compliance with and litigation involving the Truth in Lending Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Real Estate Settlement and Procedures Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act. Ms. Kalcik also provides proactive, strategic advice and counsel to employers regarding employment practices in the ever-changing landscape of COVID-19 (including compliance with OSHA mandates, vaccination polices and exemptions, and remote work). She utilizes her unique skillset to guide clients through OSHA related issues and litigation, including facilitating the appeal process and negotiations following inspections and citations to reach resolution.

Ms. Kalcik brings a unique perspective to our firm, having clerked for the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas for several years after graduation and prior to entering private practice. She joins Lewis Brisbois with years of litigation experience and a wealth of knowledge about the various stages of litigation and is able to quickly identify potential pitfalls for clients along the way.

Ms. Kalcik believes in adding value to each case she handles. Her goal in representing clients in litigation is to provide the best representation possible while realistically assessing potential outcomes and risks. She achieves this goal by evaluating a number of considerations in pre-litigation and the early stages of litigation, including client expectations, weaknesses in the client’s position, anticipated fees and costs if litigation is pursued, and the opposing party’s desired outcome. This early assessment process often prevents clients from expending substantial fees and expenses on matters that either should not be litigated because of extraordinarily high risk or because of the opposition’s relatively modest objectives. She has been effective in obtaining early resolution of disputes through strategic and dispositive motion practice or alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. Kalcik has practiced and is licensed in Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, and numerous federal courts.


Washburn University School of Law (Adjunct Faculty), 2009-2011

Professional Presentations

  • Trial Tactics CLE and Seminar, Presenter 
  • Workers Compensation CLE and Seminar, Presenter 
  • Practical Skills CLE, Presenter 
  • Nuts & Bolts of Legal Practice, Presenter 
  • Wichita Business Journal Career Women Roundtable 


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Illinois
    • Kansas
    • Missouri
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
    • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
    • United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit




United States District Court for the District of Kansas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit


Past and present:

  • Wichita Women’s Attorneys’ Association, former President 
  • Women’s Initiative 
  • Wichita Business Journal’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit 
  • Wichita Bar Association 
  • The Missouri Bar 
  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association 
  • American Bar Association 
  • Illinois Bar Association 
  • Kansas Bar Association 
  • Wichita Bar Show, Writer’s Committee 
  • Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court, former Pupilage Group Program Chair 
  • Young Lawyers Association, former Vice-President 
  • Wichita Business Journal’s Employer Summit

Awards & Honors

  • Wichita Business Journal’s Standouts in the Legal Profession, Women Who Lead 
  • Wichita Business Journal, 40 Under 40 
  • Wichita Business Journal, Pat Ayars Mentoring Award 
  • Wichita Business Journal, Career Women 
  • Super Lawyers, Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney, Rising Star
  • Chambers USA ranked LBBS’s Kansas Labor & Employment Practice Band 2


Washburn University School of Law

Juris Doctor with honors

  • Certificate in International Law (with Distinction) 
  • Koch Scholar (full tuition scholarship, plus stipend) 
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court 
  • Jessup International Law Moot Court, 5th Place Team at Super Regionals & 5th Top Individual Oralist
  • Clinical Experience in Family Law (won a contested adoption appeal)
  • All-American Scholar of Law Students

Nottingham Trent University

LLM in International Law with Distinction (Highest Honor)

  • Dissertation on International Human Rights 

University of Illinois at Springfield

Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies and International Studies, magna cum laude

  • Inaugural Member of Capital Scholars Honors Program (full scholarship, including room & board) 
  • Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges 
  • Pi Kappa Delta (Honorary Forensic Fraternity) 
  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Ann M. & Raymond Pearson Capital Scholars (Honors Program Scholarship) 
  • Luedke Family Scholarship

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