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Terry Torline grew up on a farm in western Kansas, where he learned the value of hard work, independent thought, and team effort. As an Eagle Scout, Terry embraces the 12 principles of the Scout law, including trustworthiness, loyalty, and helpfulness. Today, Terry applies those principles to a robust insurance defense practice, representing clients against a variety of claims, including nursing home negligence, employment discrimination, products liability, and workers compensation.


Terry has been litigating workers’ compensation cases for more than 30 years, and has represented employers, insurance carriers, self-insureds, and employees. Terry currently represents the Kansas Workers Compensation Fund and has litigated hundreds of cases to the Appeals Board as well as numerous cases before the Kansas Court of Appeals and Kansas Supreme Court.


During the course of his years of practice, Terry has developed a proactive approach in his representation of workers compensation clients. Terry works with the client to obtain the necessary evidence to establish an aggressive strategy, and will move the case to closure as quickly as possible.


Additionally, Terry has had the opportunity to be involved in numerous cases which involve Medicare Set Aside trusts (“MSA”). Terry is very familiar with the rules, regulations and requirements promulgated by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) for MSA creation. He has also assisted in investigating and facilitating the creation of MAS trusts in numerous cases, and has worked with and utilized various vendors who routinely prepare and submit MSA’s to CMS for review and approval.


Terry is a regular presenter on workers compensation issues, and has presented at the Kansas Department of Labor Annual Workers Compensation Seminar. He has been nominated as a Fellow of the College of Workers Compensation Lawyers, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the area of workers compensation since 2013.



Contact info:

  • Ph: (316) 265-9311



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Terry J. Torline - America's Top 50 Lawyer - Workers' Compensation - Kansas

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