Nanette Turner Kalcik

Partner

  • location icon Wichita, KS
    1605 North Waterfront Parkway
    Suite 150
    Wichita, KS 67206

Nanette Kalcik is a partner in the Wichita office of Lewis Brisbois and is a member of the Labor & Employment and Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice. 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, 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 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 then spent the next six years handling litigation around the country, advocating for both plaintiffs and defendants. She joins Lewis Brisbois with almost 10 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, and numerous federal courts.

Appointments

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

Professional Presentations

  • Practical Skills CLE (Presenter), 2010-2012
  • Nuts & Bolts of Legal Practice (Presenter), 2010
    • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association (Presenter), Trial Tactics Seminar, 2017
    • Kansas Workers Compensation Seminar (Presenter), 2017

Admissions

  • State Bar Admissions
    • Illinois
    • Kansas
  • 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 Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Admissions

Illinois

Kansas

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

Associations

  • Wichita Bar Show (Writer’s Committee), 2010, 2013, 2016 ​
  • Young Lawyers Association (Vice-Present, 2010-2011), 2009 - 2012
  • Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court (Pupilage Group Program Chair, 2010-2011), 2009-2011
  • Wichita Women’s Attorneys’ Association, (Executive Board, 2012 - present), 2008 - present

Education

Washburn University School of Law

Juris Doctor with honors

Nottingham Trent University

LLM in International Law (with distinction)

University of Illinois at Springfield

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

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