Alisa has a pragmatic approach to helping clients with employment, contract, and immigration compliance issues, and in handling commercial and employment disputes. 


Alisa advises businesses on mitigating risk, managing challenges with their workforce and contractors, and when disputes arise, in handling litigation with a focus on finding the best possible outcome. She understands the complex issues employers face daily and provides business-oriented advice and representation.

Clients look to Alisa for advice on contract and policy drafting, restrictive covenant and non-compete agreements, audits, investigations, training, labor negotiations, and managing employee leave, accommodation, and disputes. She also counsels clients on immigration compliance, and responds to Form I-9 government inspections.

Alisa's litigation experience covers a wide range of employee claims, business, and tort disputes.

Alisa was a member of Stinson's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force and helped lead employers through pandemic workforce challenges, and regularly authors articles keeping employers apprised of developing law.

Her clients come from a variety of sectors including higher education, and industries including hospitality, transportation, product manufacturing and distribution, energy, health care, and banking.


Prevailed on summary judgment in federal court in an action asserting a breach of a technology licensing agreement, obtained dismissal of counterclaims and won a lost-profits damage award of more than $1.7 million.

Led a number of restaurants and retail businesses through Department of Labor (DOL) wage and hour investigations, with results including no liquidated damages or civil penalties on back wage payments.

Won a nearly $2.8 million damage award for an oil and gas services company in a non-compete and tortious interference dispute, and obtained a permanent injunction and award of attorneys' fees and costs for her client.

Won summary judgment on a wage payment claim alleging failure to pay wages under a contract, and has represented clients in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage and hour lawsuits and collective actions, obtaining favorable settlements, including resolution before collective and class certification.

Defended multiple employment discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation claims in state and federal court, and before the Kansas Human Rights Commission and EEOC, obtaining many good outcomes including summary judgment for employers.

She represents construction and manufacturing companies in negligence actions and employee disputes, including OSHA whistleblower claims, including winning dismissal of such a claim.

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Speaking Engagements

"New Challenges for HR," Stinson seminar series, 2014-2023

"Employee Leave: Legal Requirements and Best Practices," LeadingAge Kansas, 2022

"COVID-19 and the Workplace: What Now?" LeadingAge Kansas, 2022

"Navigating OSHA's Updated COVID-19 Guidance and Emergency Temporary Standard," 2021

"COVID-19 – Safety, Returning to Work and Best Practices," Kansas SHRM, 2020

"Employment Considerations during the COVID-19 Pandemic," Client Webinar, 2020

"Business Law Update" Stinson seminar series, 2015-2020

"Handling Harassment and Discrimination, Health and Career" Panelist, EmpowerHER Conference for WeKan, 2018

"Deposition Challenges and Overcoming Obstructions," Kansas Women Attorneys Association annual conference, 2017

"Immigration Law in Employment: Importance of Form I-9 Compliance," Wichita Chamber of Commerce, 2016

"Ethical Dilemmas Employment Lawyers Face," Kansas Bar Association 2014 Employment Law Section CLE

"Immigration Compliance in Employment: Form I-9 and Colorado Requirements," Client Webinar, 2014

"Immigration Compliance in Employment: Form I-9 and Issues that Affect Your Business," Construction Group Presentation, 2014




Selected to the 2023, 2024 editions of Best Lawyers in America©

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Alisa has been a member of several nonprofit boards of directors and has volunteered her time to the United Way as an allocations panel member.

Kansas Bar Association

Wichita Bar Association

Kansas and Wichita Women Attorneys Association

Society for Human Resources Management

American Immigration Lawyers Association


  • Kansas
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals


University of Kansas, J.D.

  • Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy, Publications Editor
  • London Law Consortium Student

University of Kansas, B.S., Journalism, with distinction

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Kappa Tau Alpha Honor Society
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