Civil Litigation

At Stinson, Lasswell, & Wilson L.C., we possess the experience along with the knowledge of the law which enables us to accurately analyze each case, outstanding negotiation skills which enable us to reach favorable settlements for our clients, and superior oral and written advocacy skills which enable us to effectively represent our clients before trial and appellate courts. We are dedicated to the zealous representation of our clients at all stages of the civil litigation process, from the initial investigation of a claim, to the filing of or the defense of a lawsuit, throughout the discovery process, settlement negotiations, trial and appeal of a lawsuit.

Brian R. Carman

Brian R. Carman has been with Stinson, Lasswell & Wilson, L.C. since 2007, becoming a member in 2013. A native of Topeka, and a lifelong resident of Kansas, Brian attended Baker University, ultimately graduating from Kansas State University in 2000. Brian attended Washburn University School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 2004. He is licensed to practice in Federal, State and Municipal Courts in Kansas.

Brian remains active in the Wichita Bar Association. He has served as the co-chair for the Family Law Committee and was on the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyers. Brian is a highly rated attorney, as evidenced by his “A-V” highest possible rating in the “Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory”, his SuperLawyers rating and AVVO 10/10 rating.

Brian is also a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a nationwide organization of lawyers carefully selected and acknowledged to be premier matrimonial attorneys. As a fellow, Brian has demonstrated the experience and ability to handle complex matters and has experience involving closely held business interests, valuation of various medical and professional practices and other complex financial issues. Brian continues to be a leader in handling custody, support of children, property division and alimony/spousal support cases.

Brian’s practice is very diverse, with a primary focus on litigation in the areas of family law, criminal defense and probate matters. While litigation is always an option, most clients are likely best served by an approach that litigation is always the second-best option. This path gives clients more control over their case and often results in a solution closer to the client’s desires. Brian previously served as the criminal defense attorney for the City of Wichita Municipal Court’s Drug Court. He is a former member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and having attended the annual conference and training in Washington, D.C. Brian regularly presents on issues to the Wichita Bar Association, American Academy of Matrimonial lawyers CLE’s, Wichita Young Lawyers and the National Business Institute (“Family Law from A to Z” seminar). Recently Brian presented to local attorneys on the traps and difficulties in handling a military divorce, including the complex nature of military division orders. Brian is ready to help you tackle your legal needs.

Douglas C. Cranmer

Douglas C. Cranmer is the managing member of Stinson, Lasswell & Wilson, L.C. A native of Wichita, and a life-long resident of Kansas, Doug graduated Cum Laude with a B.B.A. from Wichita State University in 1983, and graduated with honors with a Juris Doctorate degree from Washburn University School of Law in 1987. Doug is a highly rated attorney, as evidenced by his “B-V” rating in the “Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.” While Doug’s practice area primarily focuses in family law, he also practices in other areas as outlined below.