Elizabeth M. Myers’ complete curriculum vitae

Associate Attorney


11900 West 87th Street Parkway; Suite 117
Lenexa, Kansas 66215
Telephone: 913.312.2500
Fax: 913.312.2501
mailto: liz[@]ronaldnelsonlaw.com


Associate Attorney (August 2012 – present) – Ronald W Nelson, PA, Suite 117, 11900 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, Kansas 66215–

Family Law Trial and Appellate Practice, emphasizing client representation in family law matters, including divorce, parentage, child support, and non-marital property division.

Attorney II – Staff Attorney for Child Support Enforcement (January 2005 – July 2012) – Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Manhattan, Kansas Office –

Provide professional legal work for the Child Support Enforcement program, including conducting legal research, preparing legal documents, providing legal advice to program staff, and handling litigation in courts. Prosecute indirect civil contempt actions representing the Secretary of SRS, prepare for and litigate modifications of child support orders in court, and establish child support and paternity orders in court. Manage a large caseload and train and supervise a legal administrative assistant. Exercise professional independent judgment in management of caseload in terms of agency and program policies with minimal supervisory involvement. Maintain constant familiarity with relevant and current case law and statutes, professional and ethical requirements and local court rules.

Personal Research Assistant (September 2004 – January 2005)  – Professor Nancy Maxwell, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas  –

Researched for and edited various written work for journal articles and course materials for family law class.

Research Assistant (May 2003 – June 2004) – Professor Linda Elrod, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas –

Researched and edited various written work for Professor Elrod, including textbook materials, family law practice guides, and articles for Family Law Quarterly and Washburn Law Journal.

Clinic Student Intern (August 2003 – January 2004) – Washburn University School of Law, Legal Clinic, Topeka, Kansas –

Practiced family and juvenile law under supervision of Professor Lynette Petty. Handled domestic cases, CINC cases, and paternity cases. Argued motions and represented clients at hearings in Shawnee County Dish·ict Court, acted as Guardian ad Litem, researched, and counseled clients. Drafted pleadings, journal entries, motions, and other court documents.

Law Clerk/Staff Attorney (April 2003 – January 2005) – Kansas Board of Cosmetology, Topeka, Kansas –
Administrative law. Handled disciplinary action as dictated by the Board and approved by Kansas Attorney General as a Law Clerk and later as an Attorney. Drafted summary orders, petitions, refusals, and other disciplinary documents. Organized administrative hearings and conducted legal research. Assisted in disciplinary actionsl trials against alleged offenders before Administrative Law Judge.


Law School

Washburn University School of Law (Topeka, Kansas)(2005)
– Juris Doctor, with Dean’s Honors.

Undergraduate Education

Kansas State University (Manhattan, Kansas) (1998)

– Bachelor of Science in Physical Anthropology, minor in English Literature


– Kansas Supreme Court (Admitted 2004)

–United States District Court for the District of Kansas (Admitted 2004)


Kansas Bar Association

– Member, Family Law Section

Johnson County (Kansas) Bar Association

Riley County (Kansas) Bar Association

Kansas Child Support Enforcement Association

Manhattan Women Attorneys

American Bar Association

– Member, Family Law Section