Shannon D. Wead

Shannon D. Wead



1551 N. Waterfront Parkway, Suite 100
Wichita, KS 67206-4466

T: 316.291.9518

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Mr. Wead “cut his legal teeth” in the area of insurance defense, which gained him significant trial and courtroom experience. He now focuses his practice on representing clients in a wide variety of general complex commercial litigation and creditors’ rights matters. He routinely works with business and banking clients on litigation matters that involve contract disputes, foreclosure, landlord-tenant disputes, mechanic’s liens, real property, and torts. In the creditors’ rights area, Mr. Wead represents creditors on a wide array of matters, including, but not limited to, alleged fraudulent conveyance and fraudulent transfer claims, alleged preference claims, and executory contract issues. Mr. Wead enjoys Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory’s highest “AV” rating for lawyers reflecting exemplary professional expertise, experience and stature. He was recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2020 Wichita Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year" and the 2022 Wichita Litigation - Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year."


  • Washburn University (J.D., 1997)
    cum laude; Notes Editor - Washburn Law Journal
  • Drury College (B.S., 1992)


  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas (1997)
  • Kansas (1997)
Community Involvement
  • Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas – Former Chairman of the Board
Relevant Experience
  • Successful litigation of several jury trials as a first chair lawyer
  • Routinely represents lenders and other creditors in various bankruptcy matters, including, but not limited to, claim preparation and filing, preference litigation, and fraudulent transfer litigation
  • Represents lenders and other creditors in foreclosure litigation
  • Represents parties in commercial eviction and lease workouts
  • Represents parties involved in various real estate litigation, including, but not limited to, partition cases, quiet title cases, and eminent domain cases
  • Preparing, filing, and prosecuting various liens, including, but not limited to, mechanic’s liens, oil and gas mechanic’s liens, and artisan’s liens
  • Represents parties in commercial litigation, including, but not limited to, litigation involving Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code
  • Represents parties in commercial collections
  • Represents insurance companies and defendants in personal injury litigation
  • Represents parties in insurance coverage analysis and litigation
Professional Memberships, Affiliations, and Honors
  • Named a “Litigation Star” in the area of Dispute Resolution by Benchmark Litigation, 2024
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2020 Wichita Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law "Lawyer of the Year" and the 2022 Wichita Litigation - Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2013-2024; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, 2018-2024; and Litigation - Bankruptcy, 2020-2024
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel, Former Board Member
  • Wichita Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • I Have to Drive How Far to Appear for this Hearing? Changing Venue When a Plaintiff's Petition Relies on K.S.A 60-603(3)
    -Kansas Defense Journal, 2018 No. 2


  • Parsing the new Kansas garnishment law: Lettuce keep you out of a pickle
    -Kansas Employment Law Letter, Vol. 9, No. 7


  • Comment, Statutory Interpretation: Boy Scouts in the Bible Belt.
    -35 Washburn L.J. 359