William K. Waugh, III

Mr. Waugh has concentrated his practice in Trust and Estates and charitable organizations including tax issues for over 40 years. He works with tax exempt organizations in a number of areas which are unique to such entities. He has experience in tax issues, planned giving issues and general not-for-profit legal issues. He works with individuals in creating estate plans and the administration of estates and trusts.

Court Memberships

  • Kansas


  • Selected by peers for past 23 years, The Best Lawyers in America®
  • Named to Best of the United States, Lawyer Section, 2006
  • Selected for Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005-2016
  • Selected for Best Attorneys Network Directory, 2005
  • Selected by peers for “Best of the Bar,” The Kansas City Business Journal, 2003-2004
  • Martindale-Hubbell® “AV” Rating
  • Order of the Coif
  • Beta Gamma Sigma

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Trust & Estate Counsel; Kansas State Chair, 1996-2001
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section
  • Kansas Bar Association; Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, past Board of Directors
  • Federal Estate Tax Symposium Committee, Kansas City, Missouri 1992-2000; Chairman 1997
  • Chairman, American College of Trust & Estate Counsel Quad-State Meetings, June 1994 and May 1998
  • Secretary to Board of Trustees of Children's Mercy Hospital, 1990-2008
  • Children's Center for the Visually Impaired, Board member, 1989-95; President, 1994-95; Treasurer, 1992-93; Vice President, 1993-94
  • Heart of America Tax Institute, Committee member, 1981-88; Board of Directors, 1986-88; Chair, 1986
  • Secretary to The Children’s Mercy Hospital Foundation, 1990-2008
  • President - Estate Planning Society of Kansas City, 2002-2003
  • Wayside Waifs - Board Member, 2004-2006
  • Finance Committee, St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church
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  • Overland Park

    10851 Mastin Boulevard
    Building 82, Suite 1000
    Overland Park, KS 66210-1669
F: 913.451.0875


Kari Leadbetter



University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., with highest distinction, 1968

University of Kansas, B.S., with distinction, 1965