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Phillip Slape

Attorney at Law

As an East High graduate and Wichita native, Phil has been at Slape and Howard since 1998. He has dedicated his career to helping injured Kansans.

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Jon Voegeli

Attorney at Law

A Kapaun graduate hailing from Wichita, Jon joined Slape & Howard in 2012 and has worked tirelessly to protect the rights of his clients.

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Jo Massey

Attorney at Law

Jo joined the Slape & Howard team straight outta Washburn Law after graduating with Dean’s Honors in the infamous COVID class of 2020. From the get go, Jo has quietly and consistently beat insurance companies down on behalf of her clients.


David Farris

Attorney at Law

David has been exclusively representing injured people in workers compensation claims throughout the entire state of Kansas for over 30 years. He has appeared in every workers compensation court in the state, as well as argued cases to the Appeals Board, District Courts, and the Kansas Court of Appeals on behalf of the thousands of injured Kansans he has successfully represented over the course of his career.

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Miriam Vasquez

Legal Assistant

Miriam has been a legal assistant at the Law Offices of Slape & Howard since 2004. She focuses on social security disability, workers compensation, and personal injury cases.


Natalia Belisle

Legal Secretary

My name is Natalia and I joined Slape and Howard in September of 2021. I was born in Wellington, KS, moved to Wichita in late 1990’s and graduated from Wichita West High in 2008.


Delynn Nelson

Legal Assistant

Delynn grew up in Wichita, attended Wichita High School East, and graduated in 1990. She attended Pittsburg State University, where she obtained her certificate in paralegal studies in 1993 and her associate’s degree in sociology with a minor in political science in 1994.


Melissa VanTassel

Legal Secretary

Melissa is an experienced administrative professional, with years of personnel, human resources and employee support.


Debbie Kite

Nurse Case Manager

Debbie was born and raised in McPherson, Kansas. She graduated from McPherson High School in 1976, attended Hutchinson Community Junior College and St Francis School of Nursing where she graduated in 1979. She obtained her Case Management Certification in 1991.


Lisa Slape

Office Manager

Lisa was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. In 2003, she received her Associate of Arts in Business from Baker University’s Professional and Graduate Studies program.


Maddie Spurlock

Billing and Records Administrator

The oldest of four, Madeline was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. She graduated from Andover Central High School in 2018 and joined Slape and Howard that fall. She graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in December of 2021, where she dedicated her academic career to law and policy research.

MEET Maddie

Crystal Fowler


My name is Crystal and I am the receptionist at Slape & Howard, where I greet visitors that come into the office and relay phone calls for our legal teams.


Bryan Smith


Bryan joined the team at the start of his college career in August of 2019. You can find him running around the office filing and scanning papers, delivering important documents around town, or offering a helping hand to team members to keep things running smoothly.


Alfredo Flores

Legal Secretary

Alice Dixon

Intake Specialist