Joslyn M. Kusiak
Ever since she could remember, Joslyn was instilled with the values of hard work and dedication. Joslyn is a problem solver and solution seeker. Joslyn assists individuals and businesses in confronting and resolving legal matters. Joslyn’s legal practice includes estate planning and administration, business formation and providing ongoing business consulting and advice, and civil litigation, including contract disputes, consumer protection claims, landlord/tenant matters, and collecting past due debts.
Joslyn is a graduate of Missouri State University and Washburn University School of Law. While in law school, she served as staff editor for the Washburn Law Journal, interned for the Honorable Steve Leben at the Kansas Court of Appeals, clerked with the Kansas Highway Patrol, and interned at the Washburn Law Civil Litigation Clinic. Upon graduation, Joslyn spent three years practicing law in Wichita handling all phases of civil litigation, including trust litigation, property issues, contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, consumer protection claims, and personal injuries. As a graduate of Independence High School, Joslyn is passionate about the community and is prepared to confidently and reliably guide individuals and local businesses in handling their legal matters.
Joslyn was a founding member of the Young Professionals of Independence and served as the President in 2016 and 2017. In June 2018, Joslyn was honored with the Kansas Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Joslyn presently serves on the Independence Community College President’s Advisory Council, Women 4 Women Successful Women’s Advisory Team, KS CLE Commission, Kansas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees, and Kansas Bar Association Board of Governors as the Young Lawyer Delegate to the American Bar Association.Joslyn and her husband, the Honorable Jeffrey W. Gettler, also volunteer as a host family through CP2, a partnership with ICC that connects local families with college students. When Joslyn is not advocating for her clients, Joslyn will likely be found engaged in a lively discussion, entertaining guests, or traveling.
William J. Kelly - Retired
A native of Independence, Bill is a well-respected and outstanding member of the community. Bill is a graduate of St. Andrew’s Catholic School, Independence High School, Pittsburg State University, and Washburn University School of Law. During law school Bill worked for the Kansas Revisor of Statutes as a law clerk. Upon law school graduation in 1975, Bill returned to Independence to practice law.
Bill is the founding lawyer of what is now known as Kelly & Kusiak Law Office LLC. For 43 years, Bill provided valuable and practical legal services to the community for various legal issues, including estate planning, probate matters, trust administration, collecting past due debts, real estate transactions, and foreclosures. Although now retired from the private practice of law, Bill continues to serve as the Municipal Court Judge for the cities of Independence and Neodesha.
Bill has served on numerous community boards and committees. Bill is also an active member at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church. It's common to see Bill lending a helping hand or cheering on the Pittsburg State Gorillas. Bill and his wife, Theresa, have five children and eleven grandchildren.