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Meet Our Wichita Personal Injury Attorneys

About Us VideoEach attorney at Warner Law Offices has more than 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases involving serious injury and wrongful death caused by medical malpractice, car wrecks, dangerous products, work injuries and other types of negligence. We have built a strong reputation for getting justice and compensation for our clients in injury and death cases in Wichita and throughout Kansas. Our firm holds a Best Lawyers Tier 1 rating in the "Best Law Firms" rankings.

Attorney Thomas M. Warner Jr.Attorney Thomas M. Warner Jr.

Thomas M. Warner, Jr. is a graduate of Washburn Law School and owner of Warner Law Offices, P.A. in Wichita, Kansas.  He concentrates his practice in personal injury and wrongful death litigation including auto and truck wrecks, medical malpractice, propane explosions and other cases involving serious and catastrophic injury.

He is the Immediate Past President of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association.  He is a Board-Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Fellow in the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubble. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America© and was recognized as Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year-Wichita for Personal Injury in 2016 and Lawyer of the Year-Wichita for Medical Malpractice in 2017 and 2020. He is also listed in Super Lawyers.

He has represented plaintiffs in cases reported in the national and international media, including the recent landmark case of Hilburn v. Enerpipe where on June 14, 2019 the Kansas Supreme Court struck down the Kansas cap on non-economic damages as an unconstitutional infringement of the right to trial by jury.

Lawyer of the Year 2020 Medical MalpracticeBest Law Firms US News Personal InjuryLawyer of the Year Medical MalpracticeLawyer of the Year Personal InjuryAvvo Rating 10 SuperbAV Preeminent 2018American College of Trial Lawyers

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Immediate Past President, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Rated AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Consumer Champion Award, Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year for 2016, Personal Injury—Wichita
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year for 2017, Medical Malpractice—Wichita
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year for 2020, Medical Malpractice—Wichita
  • Listed in Missouri-Kansas SuperLawyers
  • Fellow, American College of Board Certified Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Kansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Wichita Bar Association

Bar Admissions:

  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit


  • Washburn University School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • University of Kansas, B.A. Political Science

Areas of Practice:

  • Serious and catastrophic personal injury
  • Wrongful death

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Attorney Anne H. PankratzAttorney Anne H. Pankratz

Anne Pankratz was admitted to the Bar in 1986. She obtained her law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law and Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and Master of Arts in Health Administration from Wichita State University. Anne, a licensed registered nurse, has focused her legal career on medical malpractice and personal injury cases. She is currently admitted to practice law  before the United States Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit;  U.S. District Courts, District of Kansas and Northern District of Oklahoma.

Ms. Pankratz was raised in the small Kansas community of Kingman.  After obtaining her nursing license, Anne worked several years at a large Wichita hospital, where she became a devoted patient advocate.  This basic concept continues to guide Anne's legal practice - to achieve justice for patients when they have been injured by the conduct of physicians, nurses or hospitals. Ms. Pankratz is committed to the philosophy that all cases are important, no matter how large or small; and no matter how complex the medical facts involved. Combining her medical and legal knowledge, Ms. Pankratz has consistently been able to obtain excellent results for her clients.

Anne has been involved in litigation for over 25 years. While she occasionally handles personal injury cases and complex product liability cases, Anne has primarily focused her practice on medical malpractice.  In the past, Anne has litigated birth injury cases involving cerebral palsy caused by a  failure to timely deliver the baby; shoulder dystocia resulting from a mismanagement of the final stages of labor; birth injuries caused by a mother being prescribed  inappropriate and contraindicated drugs during her pregnancy; hypoglycemic brain injury caused by a failure to properly monitor a newborn's blood sugar after the child's birth;  brain injury caused by a failure to appropriately and timely resuscitate a baby after its birth; and traumatic birth injuries which result in severe brain injury.

Anne has cases in both state and federal courts in Kansas and Oklahoma. In addition, she has litigated and settled more than 100 cases in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Colorado, Ohio, New York and Mississippi. Some of the Ms. Pankratz's cases reported by state and federal courts include:

  • Bennett v. Fieser, 1993 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21589
  • Lemuz by & Through Lemuz v. Fieser, 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6477
  • Garcia v. Estate of Arribas, 363 F. Supp. 2d 1309 (2005)
  • Swinger v. Warner-Lambert Co., 1999 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14985
  • Utley v. Wray, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68413
  • Safeco Ins. Co. of Am. v. Billingsley, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53969
  • Berndt v. Levy, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103546
  • Weese v. Schukman, 1994 WL 326660, (D. Kan. Jun 23, 1994);
  • Dodd-Anderson By and Through Dodd-Anderson v. Stevens, 905 F.Supp. 937 (D. Kan. Oct 31, 1995)
  • Stucky By and Through Stucky v. Bates, 2 F.Supp.2d 1434 (D. Kan. Apr 24, 1998)
  • Aldoroty v. HCA Health Services of Kansas, Inc. 962 P.2d 501 (Kan. July 10, 1998)
  • Endorf v. Bohlender, 995 P.2d 896 (Kan. App. Jan 14, 2000)
  • Moore ex rel. Moore v. Memorial Hosp. of Gulfport, 825 So.2d 658 (Miss. Sep 5, 2002)
  • Linnstaedter v. McFarland, 2004 WL 3592866, Kan. Dist. Ct., July 21, 2004 (No. 03-CV-2107)
  • Warhurst v. Stevens, 2005 WL 319934, Kan. Dist. Ct. May 9, 2005 (No. 03-CV-1906)

It has always been Anne's practice to maintain good communication and personalization with her clients in order to achieve a successful legal practice with satisfied clients.

Anne is a member of the Wichita and Kansas Bar Associations, the Kansas Association for Justice and the American Association of Justice.  Ms. Pankratz is also currently a member of the Kansas State Board of Nursing.  In her spare time, Anne enjoys family activities with her husband and two sons, running, and playing the piano.

Areas of Practice:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability Law

Litigation Percentage:

  • Practice devoted to litigation of personal injury and death cases

Bar Admissions:

  • Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th. Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Kansas


  • University Of Kansas School Of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Wichita State University, Master of Arts, Health Care Administration
  • Wichita State University, Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Wichita Bar Association: Member
  • Kansas Association of Justice: Board of Governors
  • American Association of Justice: Member
  • Kansas Bar Association: Member

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