William K. Waugh, III

Mr. Waugh concentrated his practice in Trust and Estates and charitable organizations including tax issues for over 40 years. He worked 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 worked with individuals in creating estate plans and the administration of estates and trusts.

Court Memberships

  • Kansas (inactive) 


  • 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 Neiswander


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

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