Curtis G. Barnhill
J.D., University of Kansas School of Law, May 1990. (Admitted to Kansas Bar, September 1990)
M.A., University of Kansas, Political Science December 1981
B.A. in Education, Arizona State University, Political Science, May 1976
Salina High School Central, May 1972
Certificate in Employee Benefit Plan Administration from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEPB), October 2006
Certificate in Employee Benefit Plans Portfolio Concepts and Management, jointly conferred by the Wharton School of Business and the IFEPB, May 2007
Teacher, USD 501, Topeka Public Schools (Jr. High & Middle School) 1977-1987
Attorney, Blake & Uhlig P.A., Kansas City, Kansas (Specializing in ERISA & Employee Benefit Plans), 1990-2005
Executive Administrator, Boilermakers National Funds, Kansas City, Kansas, 2005-2008 (Administrator of the Joint Administration of the Boilermaker-Blacksmith National Pension Trust, Boilermakers National Health & Welfare Plan, and the Boilermakers National Annuity Trust)
Attorney, private practice in Lawrence, Kansas 2009-present (Emphasis in QDROs and employee benefits).
Mr. Barnhill has made CLE presentations on employee benefit law issues to the Kansas Bar Association, the Kansas Women’s Attorney Association, the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, the Douglas County Bar Association, the Wyandotte County Bar Association, the Family Law Section of the Shawnee County Bar Association, the Saline-Ottawa Counties Bar Association, and at the University of Kansas. He has also made presentations on employee benefit plan administration to the IFEBP and the National Coordinating Committee on Multiemployer Plans.
Adina F. Morse
Adina began her legal career as a litigation associate with the firm of Stradley, Ronon, Stevens and Young in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the firm, Adina clerked for The Honorable Curtis J. Joyner in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As an attorney, Adina represented clients in state and federal court in ADA, ERISA, insurance defense, construction, personal injury, medical malpractice and mass tort litigation matters. Adina was also an active member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice group at Stradley. As a practice group member, Adina served as a mentor, editor and alternative dispute resolution program designer.
Adina joined Curtis Barnhill in law practice in 2016 and became a partner with the firm in 2018. Adina’s practice includes division of assets pursuant to divorce, conservatorship and guardianship matters, divorce, wills, trusts and other probate matters, and general civil litigation.
Adina has a strong interest in, and a passion for all forms of dispute resolution. As a mediator, Adina focuses on family mediation including probate matters, and workplace disputes. Adina has mediated cases involving the Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, ERISA, and Title VII discrimination and retaliation claims involving race and sexual harassment with both male and female plaintiffs. Adina is currently on the Douglas County District Court Mediation panel and has expanded her practice to include mediation of domestic relations disputes and co-parenting plans.
Adina’s philosophy about mediation is that it offers an opportunity for confidential and creative solutions that are driven by the parties, rather than a decision imposed by the court.
Adina has been an approved Civil and Domestic Mediator in Kansas since 2014. Adina is currently a member of the Douglas County Domestic Mediation Panel and has taught the co-parenting class for the Douglas County District Court.
Adina has served as an Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law, Washburn University Law School and most recently, at the University of Kansas School of Law.
Adina has also served on the USD 497 School Board and numerous USD 497 committees.
Adina received her Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall Law School in 2002.
She also has an MS in Community Health and Psychology, and BA in Philosophy from the University of Kansas.
Researched and drafted chapters for Effective Patient-Physician Communication, Wescott Professional Publications, LLC, 2004. Alternative Dispute Resolution and Medical Malpractice, The Legal Intelligencer, October 2003. (Click Here for a Copy) Federal Trend Protects Mediation Privilege, The ADR Advisor, Fall/Winter 2002. Master’s Thesis: The Effect of Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise on the Intensity of the Stress Response, University of Alabama Health Journal, 1994.