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Throughout the years, the members of Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC attorneys Wichita KS have successfully fought for justice and compensation for the victims of personal injury. With over a hundred years of combined legal experience in handling difficult personal injury and medical malpractice cases, the firm has mastered what it takes to win fair compensation to assist in the full physical, emotional and financial recovery for our clients. Given our success, we are well-known as a premier personal injury and medical malpractice firm in the state of Kansas and surrounding areas.


Bradley J. Prochaska

Bradley J. Prochaska

Bradley J. Prochaska Founder

Bradley J. Prochaska is the founding partner of Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC. He is the former president of the Kansas Association for Justice, and a longstanding member of the Leaders Forum of the American Association for Justice. He was also the national co-chairman of the Birth Trauma Litigation Group, and is currently the national co-chairman of the Professional Negligence Group.


Brad founded our Wichita personal injury law firm in 1985. He quickly developed a reputation for winning the tough cases other lawyers turned down, especially medical malpractice cases. Consequently, PGH’s caseload grew rapidly. The five-attorney firm now handles cases from all over Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, and the Kansas City metro area.

Brad’s clients are typically victims of catastrophic injuries. His goal is to obtain maximum justice and full compensation for each one of his clients. Brad’s mother-in-law died from medical malpractice, so he knows first-hand how devastating it can be on the lives of victims and their families. Brad litigates only a few large cases a year, in order to devote the time necessary to obtain the best results for each client.

Bradley J. Prochaska treats every client with friendship and respect, and they put their trust and faith into Brad’s talents.  He has settled 6 medical malpractice cases in Kansas for over $4 million each. It’s at track record that no other Kansas lawyer has achieved.

NOTABLE SUCCESSES:

  • $6 million verdict for brain injury at birth causing cerebral palsy and cognitive deficits from a lack of oxygen.
  • $4.7 million settlement in Kansas City for a stroke due to failure to give heparin.
  • $4.4 million settlement in Kansas City for quadriplegia dueto improperly performed neurosurgery on the neck.
  • $4.3 million settlement for developmental delay and brain injury occurring at birth due to a failure to perform an emergency C/section earlier.
  • $4.2 million settlement in Kansas City area for brain injury at birth due to the medication that caused the labor contractions to come too frequently.
  • $4.15 million settlement in rural Kansas for spinal cord injury due to failure to perform an immediate MRI.
  • $4 million settlement for a brain injury from meningitis.
  • $3.8 million settlement for paralysis and incontinence of bowel and bladder from a back surgery.
  • $2.8 million verdict for brain injury from car/school bus collision.
  • $2.5 million settlement for brain damage from improperly treated diabetes.
  • $2 million settlement for a stroke due to failure to give an aspirin.
  • $1.7 million settlement for brain injury from truck accident.

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas 1981

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, 1978 – Juris Doctor
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1974, BA Psychology

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded the Kansas Association for Justice ’s Consumer Advocate Award in 2001 for his big successes on behalf Kansan consumers.
  • Awarded the Kansas Association for Justice’s Distinguished Service Award for bringing respect to the legal profession and for demonstrating his dedication to his clients and the civil justice system.
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005 – 2013
  • 2014 National Chairman of the Professional Negligence Section of the American Association for Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • American Association for Justice
  • Leaders Forum of the American Association for Justice
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Professional Negligence Section
  • Co-editor, Birth Trauma Litigation Group newsletter
  • Co-chairman, Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • Co-chairman of the Professional Negligence Group
  • Kansas Association for Justice
  • Past President
  • Past President Elect
  • Past Treasurer
  • Governing Board
  • Delegate to the American Association for Justice
  • Governor to the American Association for Justice
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Wichita Bar Association

Seminars and Publications

  • Law & The Role of Trauma in Brain Injury at Birth, to the Birth Trauma Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice- Winter convention – February 2017
  • Law & Taking a 1-2 Hour Phone Deposition of a Defendant’s Expert, Kansas Bar Association – December 2016
  • Law & Taking a 1 hour phone deposition of a defendant’s expert to get your case settled, Kansas Bar Association – September 2016
  • Law & Litigation a Pediatric Meningitis Malpractice Case, American Association for Justice, Professional Negligence Section – July 2016
  • Law & Taking a 1-2 Hour Phone Deposition of a Defendant’s Expert, Kansas Bar Association – April 2016
  • Law & Use of Requests for Admissions in Civil Cases, Wichita Bar Association – October 2015
  • Using Demonstrative Exhibits in a Med Mal Case, Wichita Bar Association – February 2015
  • Using Demonstrative Evidence with Experts, Wichita Bar Association – May 2014
  • How to Win with Illustrations, Kansas Association for Justice – May 2011
  • Using Written Discovery to Obtain Great Evidence, Kansas Association for Justice – April 2010
  • Altered Records, Kansas Association for Justice – June 2010
  • How to Protect Your Client’s Settlement from Medicaid and Other Lien Holders, Kansas Bar Association – July 2010
  • Using Demonstrative Evidence in Depositions, Kansas Bar Association – June 2010
  • Jury Perceptions-Closing Argument in a Truck Case, Wichita Bar Association – May 2009
  • Preparing for a Daubert Motion, Kansas Association for Justice – July 2009
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Related to a Vacuum Extraction Delivery, Birth Trauma Litigation Group – July 2009
  • Using Demonstrative Evidence in Trial with a CT and MRI, Kansas Bar Association -September 2009
  • CT and MRI Demonstrative Evidence, Kansas Bar Association – September 2009
  • Vacuum Extraction Delivery, Birth Trauma Litigation Group – July 2009
  • Using demonstrative Evidence with Radiology Images, Kansas Association for Justice – December 2008
  • Trial Techniques in a Truck Case, Kansas Association for Justice – April 2008
  • Discovery Techniques in a Truck Case, Wichita Bar Association – May 2008
  • Litigation Techniques in a Truck Case, Kansas Association for Justice – June 2008
  • How to Attack the Green Book, Birth Trauma Litigation Group – July 2008
  • Litigating a Truck Collision Case, Kansas Bar Association – September 2008
  • Altered Medical Records, Kansas Bar Association – June 2007
  • Trial Techniques in a Personal Injury Case, Kansas Association for Justice – June 2007
  • Proving Damages by using a Life Care Plan, Kansas Association for Justice, 2006
  • Opening Statement in a Truck Collision Case, Wichita Bar Association – April 2006
  • Trial Techniques in a Medical Malpractice Case, Kansas Association for Justice – April 2005
  • Use of Expert Witnesses, Wichita Bar Association – May 2005
  • Plaintiff’s Perspective in a Medical Malpractice Case, Kansas Association for Justice -November 2004
  • Punitive Damages, Kansas Association for Justice – June 2003
  • Hospital Understaffing, Kansas Association for Justice – July 2002

Articles and Publications

  • “Daubert Motions in Medical Malpractice Cases Should be Routinely Denied”, 40 Kan. Assoc. Justice Journal, No. 1 (2016).
  • “Making the most of the $250,000.00 Cap”, 30 Kan. Assoc. Justice Journal, No. 6, (2006).
  • “Hospital Understaffing”, 26 Kan. Assoc. for Justice Journal, No. 5, (2002).
  • “Trial Tips in a Medical Malpractice Case”, 16 Kan. Assoc. for Justice Journal, No. 6, (1992).

Symposiums

  • October 2004 Midwest Brachial Plexus Symposium

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James R. Howell

James R. Howell

James R. Howell Partner

After 18 years of litigation practice with several of the most successful trial lawyers in Kansas, James R. Howell joined Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska as a partner in 2002. With settlements and verdicts in excess of $25 million, Jim litigates personal injury cases that include medical malpractice, product liability, wrongful death, construction accidents, and motor vehicle accidents. Jim attended Wichita State University and Washburn School of Law, receiving degrees with honors in economics, business and law. He entered professional law in 1987, and quickly discovered a talent for helping the injured.

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Ryan A. Prochaska

Ryan A. Prochaska

Ryan A. Prochaska Partner

Ryan A. Prochaska joined Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC in 2010 after graduating law school. Ryan believes that every case is important no matter the injury, or how complex the litigation. He has made it his practice to represent plaintiffs exclusively. This is because those injured in medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury cases are hurting and need an attorney who understands their suffering.


Ryan’s primary focus is to win fair compensation for his clients, while also maintaining a professional and compassionate relationship. He gives each client personal attention while providing open communication through the entire process. Combining these ideals with the firm’s resources, Ryan is able to achieve successful results for his clients.

Ryan’s Recent Success

  • $800,000 policy limits settlement on behalf of a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury at birth due to the use of a vacuum extractor during a c-section.
  • $300,000 settlement on behalf of the heirs in a wrongful death case where and ER doctor failed to diagnose an elderly lady presenting with a heart attack.
  • $400,000 settlement on behalf of the heirs in a wrongful death case where a physician failed to diagnose pneumonia.
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement on behalf of the parents whose minor son died in an automobile accident.

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2010
  • Missouri, 2011
  • Illinois, 2016
  • Oklahoma, 2016

Education

  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, 2010 – Juris Doctor | Honors: Dean’s Honors
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice – member since 2007
  • Leaders Forum
  • Birth Trauma Litigation Group
  • New Lawyers Division
  • Professional Negligence Section
  • Kansas Association for Justice –  member since 2007
  • Kansas Bar Association – member since 2007
  • Wichita Bar Association – member since 2010
  • Medical/Legal Practice Committee- member 2011 to present
  • Civil Practice Committee-Member 2010 to present

Seminars and Publication

  • “Indemnification for Liens and Professional Conduct: Don’t Sign!” 35 Kan. Assoc. Justice J., No. 1, 10 (2011).
  • Suing a Hospital? Show Employees Broke the Rules!, 36 Kan. Assoc. Justice J., No. 4, 9  (2013).

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Michael W. Weber

Michael W. Weber

Michael W. Weber Associate Attorney

Michael W. Weber is an associate attorney at Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC. Michael was born and raised in Wichita and went to college at Kansas State University, graduating cum laude. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, where he served as a member and editor on the school’s Law Review publication. Michael has authored or co-authored multiple published articles on a variety of legal topics and is the current Co-Chair and lead column writer for the Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association. He is licensed to practice in Kansas and Oregon.


In his spare time, Michael enjoys traveling, hiking, woodworking, and lounging around the house with his wife Whitney and their two dogs. He is also an avid sports fan and rarely misses a K-State football or basketball game.

Education

  • Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, 2016 – Juris Doctor
  • Kansas State University, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas Trial Lawyer Association
  • Co-Chair of the KTLA Journal
  • Lead Article Writer for KTLA Journal
  • Kansas Bar Association Member
  • American Association for Justice Member
  • Wichita Bar Association member

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